What is Product Camp Dublin?
ProductCamp is a FREE collaborative, community organized unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing. It’s a great opportunity to learn from and network with professionals involved in Product Management and Marketing. ProductCamps have been held in Silicon Valley, Toronto, New York, Amsterdam, London and many other places.
This is a collaborative event designed to be a fun, rewarding and unique experience. ProductCamps have no predetermined agenda. Sessions are chosen by voting on the topics that most interest you.
ProductCamp has its heritage in BarCamp which is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences). They are open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.
Who comes to this event?
At ProductCamp there are Product Managers, Product Developers, Product Planners/Strategists, Program Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Executives, people from Business Development/Sales, Product Developers, Market Researchers and more.
So the attendees present the sessions?
Yes, and usually the attendees come from far and wide for the opportunity. People who attend ProductCamp not only love product management and all its cousins but tend to be innovators and influencers themselves. They ooze great ideas and look forward to sharing them with others in their industry. These are typically people who have the real world experience to back up what they’ll talk about. It’s also a fun group of people so you’re in for a good time!
When is Product Camp Dublin?
The first Product Camp Dublin was on Thursday 28th June 2012 in DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin. This year Product Camp Dublin will be held on Thursday, 15th June 2017 again in DIT Aungier Street, Dublin.
How much does it cost?
Product Camp Dublin is free for attendees, participation is your contribution. Companies are welcome to donate to cover the cost of the day or pay for one of the amenities such as coffee, lunch or beers. For more information see here.
What is the format of Product Camp Dublin?
In the first Product Camp Dublin, 12 topics were covered in various formats including presentations, discussions, Q&A. You can choose which sessions to participate in. Product Camp Dublin starts at lunch time and finishes with a social in the evening. You can see further information on the proposed sessions here.
Where is the agenda for the day?
The agenda isn’t set, you decide. Sessions are proposed on the day and participants vote up the sessions they want to join. Rooms are allocated based on demand.
Who presents the sessions?
People will be identified with knowledge in a topic to help with presentations / discussions. We encourage you to put yourself forward to share your knowledge. Participation at the event is encouraged. Each session will be moderated. Further information is available here.
How can I participate?
Most importantly you can participate on the day by sharing your knowledge. You can also volunteer to help with the organisation, help to promote Product Camp Dublin, present at a session or sponsor part of the event.
How do I register?
Go to the registration page here and book your place now !
How do I contact the Product Camp Dublin Team?
Product Camp Dublin can be contacted at bob at productcampdublin.com
How do I keep up to date on Product Camp Dublin?
Where did this idea originate?
ProductCamp has it’s heritage in BarCamp which Wikipedia describes as
an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences). They are open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.
Is there food?
Yes! Snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day.
How can I prepare?
Talk about experiences you’ve had in the field of creating and delivering products to market. Do you know something about managing product development teams, identifying new trends in marketing a product, or maybe an innovative pricing strategy? Or maybe you know the fundamentals of gathering competitive intelligence or writing business cases. These are just a few ideas for sessions that fit the bill.
Prepare to meet people! You can look up the attendees ahead of time on the website. Check out their profiles and make note of a few people you’d like to meet.
Share! Usually people start circulating ideas for sessions they want to give or sessions they want to see before the event. So be part of the conversation and tell everyone what you’re interested in.
How many ProductCamps are there?
ProductCamp is gaining notoriety. The first ProductCamp was in Sunnyvale California on March 15th, 2008. Since then there have been ProductCamps in Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Berlin, Dublin and many more. The full list of upcoming ProductCamps is available here.