Another World Camp venue has been announced and it came as a complete surprise to me, albeit a pleasant one. If somebody is asked to venture a guess for a tech event venue/seminar, most of us would automatically wager on either the Bay area or New York. If nudged to go beyond that and think of some southern venue, most of us wouldn’t bet on anything beyond Atlanta, Georgia.
But guess what?! It’s Birmingham, Alabama. Having lived there on and off, ( place is kind of like home to me now), seems like I was totally clueless about the city’s tech leanings.
According to the official SXDS website, the inaugural event would be held on 26-28 September of this year. The events are still being finalized but would consist of –
* Social Media/PR/Marketing
* Web development
* A full-blown WordCamp
In fact this happens to be a first, definitely a good sign to see such unconfrences spreading beyond the regular cities on West coast and East coast.
Heard all this from here. Going by the comments on that site, the event sure seems to be kicking some dust.