OggCamp is more than just a bunch of talks. Although the talks are, of course, awesome. It’s a whole weekend of fun.

Pre-Party

We’ll be meeting at The Plough Inn in Wolvercote, 5 minutes walk from the venue, on Friday night from 7pm.  We’ve got “The Library” booked, so if you’re looking for OggCampers to share a pint and a chat, head in there!

Talks

OggCamp is an unconference, and it only happens because of its attendees. Alongside our scheduled track, we’ll have 2 tracks which will be decided on the day. This means we need you to come along and offer a talk about your project, hobby, experiences, or opinions. Anything related to Free Culture is welcome, including Free and Open Source Software, Creative Commons works, hardware hacking, or any collaborative activity.  Please check out the Talk Guidelines page ahead of the event for guidance about tone, content, and set-up.

Of course, speaking isn’t compulsory. If you only want to come along to enjoy the talks, exhibition and parties, you’re just as welcome!

We will have a system in place to manage the talks on the day. Slots will be 30 minutes long, and you can have a maximum of 2 slots (i.e. 1 hour) for your talk. If you need any help submitting your talk, our crew will be on hand to help. There will also be some sessions of shorter “lightning” talks.

Schedule & Speakers

OggCamp’s door are open from 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday, with the welcome talk at 10:30 on Saturday and the first speaker at 11am each day.  You will be able to submit talks to CampFireManager from 10am each day.  There will also be social events in the evenings, details to follow.

As an unconference, the OggCamp schedule is subject to change.  We also have a Scheduled Track for talks and other activities.

Exhibition & Open Hardware Jam

Each year OggCamp’s exhibition features stalls from our sponsors and community groups.  The Open Hardware Jam features a variety of hardware projects including 3D printing, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and much more!

This year’s exhibition and open hardware jam will feature stands from:

Workshops

But that’s not all! We’ve also going to have a workshop set up outside for some hardware hacking sessions.

On Saturday we’re going to have a Handibot open source CNC router on cutting and carving your designs in wood.

On Sunday there’s going to be a soldering workshop showing you how to make an OpenTRV unit from the kits they’ve got on sale in the exhibition.

Sound awesome? What are you waiting for? Go and get your tickets.

Keep an eye on this page and our twitter feed for any updates and changes.