What’s happening at OggCamp14?

While OggCamp is an unconference, we’ve got plenty lined up alongside the unconference tracks.  This includes the exhibition and Open Hardware Jam featuring our sponsors and projects from the community, as well as our scheduled track with talks and other activities on the main stage.

Details of the schedule are still being confirmed, but you can head over to the Event page to see what we’ve got planned so far!

The OggCamp Community upgrades to Gold Sponsor

There’s been a big upsurge in donations from our Pay-What-You-Want ticket scheme over the past week, which means that The OggCamp Community has for the second year running earned itself a Gold Sponsorship position!

As we don’t have a venue sponsor this year each little bit we get from ticket donations means a lot, and those little bits have really added up.  A massive thank you to everyone who’s supported the event.

New Gold Sponsor – Linux Voice!

I’m very pleased to welcome our second Gold Sponsor of 2014 – Linux Voice!

Linux Voice is the magazine that gives back to the free software community.  Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Linux Voice publishes digital and print editions of its monthly magazine packed with articles for everyone from the beginner to the seasoned power user.  After 9 months, all articles are released under a creative commons license, and 50% of profits from the magazine will be donated to community projects.

Check out LinuxVoice.com for free articles, their excellent podcast, and of course to subscribe!

Discounted rooms available at The Oxford Hotel

If you’ve not booked your accommodation for OggCamp yet, here’s an offer that you can’t refuse;  We’ve got a limited allocation of discounted rooms at The Oxford Hotel where the event is taking place, reducing the price from around £170 per night to around £100 per night for a double room across the weekend.  That’s a 4* hotel with a stumble downstairs to the event for the same price as the Holiday Inn down the road! See the Accommodation page for full details!

If you’ve already booked, sorry we couldn’t release these rooms earlier but since the allocation is limited we wanted people volunteering for the crew to have first refusal on the discounted rate.

What’s in an OggCamp?

If you’ve been to an OggCamp before, hopefully you know enough that you’re already looking for the Tickets page.  If not, you might need a bit more convincing.

OggCamp takes place over 2 days, featuring a host of talks and other things to see and do.  Of course, as it’s an unconference, we welcome (and encourage!) attendees to offer talks on the day speaking about their projects and interests.  If you’re not the speaking type, however, OggCamp will have plenty to keep you busy. We’ll have a scheduled track of speakers and sessions, an exhibition featuring a combination of our sponsors and open hardware projects, and social activities in the evenings.  Of course, you can just sit and listen to what other people have to say!

If you want to know more about what goes on at the event and how it’s evolved over the years, check out the Event and History pages.

OggCamp14 Is Here!

We’ve just confirmed that OggCamp will be happening this year at The Oxford Hotel in Oxford, UK on 4th and 5th of October. As ever, it will be an unconference with most of the talks being decided on the day by the attendees, so get planning!

You can find out more about the event, venue and accommodation by exploring this site, and get your tickets. We’ll be announcing more about the event, sponsors, scheduled speakers and social events as over the coming weeks and months. To keep up to date, subscribe to this site’s RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter.

If you’ve got any questions, ask us on Twitter, or in #oggcamp on the Freenode IRC network.

If you want to get a bit more involved in OggCamp this year, you can sign up for the crew by contacting Les Pounder. It’s a great way to meet people, have fun, and help make the event happen!