Fifth BarCamp Buffalo at Pearl Street

Around 100 people gathered Wednesday on the second floor of Pearl Street Brewery to hear speakers share their knowledge in five and ten- minute talks at the fifth BarCamp Buffalo.

2012 BarCamp Buffalo at the Pearl Street Brewery

Although BarCamp is mainly thought of as a technology-related event, talk topics ranged from finding local edible plants and how to be a leader, to developing the core values of your company. However, the majority of the talks dealt with topics related to technology such as “Why PHP Makes Me Sad” and “HTML 5 Forms.” You can find a listing of many of the participants and their talk topics on the BarCamp Buffalo website.

Lail Brown and Terran Birrell, both of Rochester, made a presentation about Nextplex, a social networking site looking to connect resources with people and also be a place for news and events relating to  the entrepreneurial high-tech community.

Marketing manager Michael Odrzywolski gave a talk on what small business owners are looking for in terms of marketing services. His survey of 500 small business owners throughout the U.S. showed that owners were generally interested in purchasing an “overall marketing plan” for their company as opposed to strictly social media marketing services.

For more information, follow the conversation on twitter:  #barcampbuffalo, or visit the BarCamp Buffalo website.