First Contact
Next Engagement

We’re back for year number 7

BarCamp Philly 2014

November 15, 2014

All systems go. BarCamp Philly!

Your mission: To share your passion and swap knowledge with an amazing community. Give a session or just sit back and learn.

Alert: BarCamp Philly 7 is SOLD OUT! We can’t wait to see everybody tomorrow.

Get Pre-Party Tickets Event Sold Out

Mission Brief

BarCamp is an “unconference” – a day of programming collaboratively built by the people, for the people. The schedule board is cultivated the morning of the event, and is open to all attendees for contributions.

How Does It Work?

When you arrive, you’ll see a big board with an empty grid with times along one side and rooms along another. There’ll be a stack of index cards and sharpies and people will write down topics and stick the cards to the board. Soon the whole grid will be full and voila! Instant conference.

Can I Give a Talk?

Of course! We encourage you to post a topic to the board and give a talk/start a discussion, but you don’t have to. Also, if you don’t like the talk you’re in, use the “rule of two feet” to get up and go to a different talk.

What Kind of Talks?

Topics vary from the technical (“Wordpress Child Themes”) to the inspiring (“Running: Not Just for the Zombie Apocalypse”). From practiced talks (“Designing for People”) to open discussions (“Nerds w/ Kids Roundtable”).

Check out last year’s sessions

Location Details

BarCamp Philly will be held in Huntsman Hall at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. There will also be a pre-party (location TBD) the night before, and an after party at Drinker’s West day of.

Huntsman Hall 3730 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Get Directions

BarCamp Philly Huntsman Hall Map


For anyone riding a train or regional rail to 30th Street Station, transfer to the Market-Frankford (BLUE) line West to 40th street, then walk 2 blocks south to Walnut, and 2 blocks east to Huntsman Hall. You can also take any trolley (GREEN) line (except the #10) and get off at 36th Street. Walk 1 block south to Walnut and 1.5 blocks west to Huntsman.


There is a public parking garage directly across the street at 38th & Walnut.


Breakfast is provided. We have specifically requested mass quantities of bacon. Not to worry, there will be lots of other food options including fruit, bagels, granola, and more! Coffee available to all operatives. Additional afternoon snacks will be provided.

Everybody will be on their own for lunch. We’ve partnered with some local restaurants for some specials just for BarCamp Philly attendees:


3636 Sansom Street

Opening early for a BarcCamp-only lunchtime dim sum happy hour.

City Tap House

3925 Walnut Street

BarCamp attendees receive 15% off your bill.

Harvest Season Grill & Wine Bar

200 South 40th Street

BarCamp attendees receive 10% off your bill.

BarCamp Philly Lunch Options

Download the lunch specials that are available within a few blocks.


BarCamp Philly is a Green Zero-Waste Event. All materials used throughout BarCamp will be loaded into a rocket and launched into the sun.

Ok, that’s not entirely true, but we are keeping it green. Before you use the garbage, look for a compost bin. Help us save the planet.

Time Log

  1. 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Pre-Party at Zivtech

    Recruit fellow BarCamper operatives for your session. Establish trust. Drink beer. Eat snacks. Repeat.

  1. 8:00am - 9:45am

    Registration and Session Building

    Register. Obtain coffee and bacon. Post your talk. Wow others with your Sharpie penmanship.

    Alert: Get to Huntsman Hall early. Slots fill quickly.

  2. 9:45am - 10:00am

    Opening Remarks

    Learn what to expect before your first session.

  3. 10:15am - 1:00pm

    Morning Sessions (3 Time Slots)

    1. 10:15am - 11:00am
    2. 11:15am - 12:00pm
    3. 12:15pm - 1:00pm

    Three sessions, 45 minutes on//15 minutes off. Make your picks and find your seats. Obtain additional coffee between sessions. Keep talking to your neighbor.

  4. 1:00pm - 2:15pm


    Obtain sustenance in 75 minutes or less. Return on time.

  5. 2:15pm - 5:00pm

    Afternoon Sessions (3 Time Slots)

    1. 2:15pm - 3:00pm
    2. 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    3. 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Three additional sessions. Make them count.

  6. 5:15pm - 5:30pm

    Closing Remarks

    Remember the day. Get briefed on the after party.

  7. 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    After Party at Drinker’s West

    Drink a cocktail. Eat. Celebrate. Keep talking, Have another drink. Follow all of your new friends on Twitter. Follow @BarCampPhilly on Twitter. One more drink. Take Uber home.


The companies below make BarCamp Philly happen. We can’t thank them enough.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring BarCamp Philly is a great way to support an educational community environment, foster learning and collaboration, as well as reach some of the most driven, creative, and tech-savvy people from the region.

We’re sorry, but the t-shirt and the wall decals have gone to print, so we can no longer offer that perk. We can still promote your company on our twitter account as well at BarCamp.

Who’s On Board

Team up with others on your mission. Find out who you know and who you should know by checking out some of this years attendees.

Begin Your Mission

Get your tickets today. Join us on Saturday, November 15th for BarCamp Philly 2014.

BarCamp Philly has a long history of supporting a safe and positive environment. By purchasing a ticket, attendees agree to follow our Safe Space policy.