Last weekend, I headed out to Charlotte, NC, to attend their third annual BarCamp, held at the Area15 startup incubator space. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and fellow travelers showed up to talk about a huge range of topics, including:
- Low-budget filmmaking
- EcoBox sustainable housing
- Introduction to therapeutic massage
- Hacking wireless networks
- Civics 101
The first talk I was able to attend was Jeremy Olson's discussion about promoting iPhone apps. Olson was speaking about his experience developing and marketing Grades, a tool for helping students (and their parents) keep track of their grades every semester. Grades has had plenty of buzz in the iPhone development community and has even been featured in the App Store on a few occasions. Olson walked us through how he was able to garner so much attention. Key takeaway: Don't be shy.
In the second session, I gave a talk about developing mobile web applications. I made a couple of briefRead More »from BarCamp Charlotte – The Southern hospitality startup