A tapestry of attendee comments…
The last time the Bay Area’s CiviCRM community gathered was for CiviDay way back in February 2016. The time had come to gather again, network and support each other.
Noah Miller of Lemniscus and long time CiviCRM ambassador and community organizer Neil Planchon took on the production of the San Francisco Bay Area’s first ever CiviCamp. The full-day event took place on May 3rd, 2018 in delightful Preservation Park in Oakland. A rich and diverse group of CiviCRM users from the Bay Area and beyond came out strong to (re)connect, learn about and get updated on all things CiviCRM.
Early on, we decided our CiviCamp had to follow the CiviCRM community’s interests. In the end, our programming was informed by pre-event surveys which led to eleven different sessions and nine lighting talks!
We deeply appreciate the generosity and commitment of our presenters: Jack Aponte, Palante Technology Cooperative; David Bracamontes, GSA Network; Timothée Colmet-Daâge, CiviDesk; Richard Esguerra, Giant Rabbit; Jon Goldberg, Megaphone Technology Consulting; Lisa Jervis, Information Ecology; Jen Lampton, Backdrop CMS; Josh Mailman, NorCal CarciNET Community; Noah Miller, Lemniscus; Tim Otten, CiviCRM Core Team and Dana Skallman, Tadpole Collective. Their session descriptions are posted here.
We also owe a deep debt of gratitude to our colleagues at Aspiration for their assistance in securing Preservation Park. On Team CiviCRM, we appreciate the agility, efficacy and warmth provided by Josh Gowans and Nicol Wistreich. A big heart thank you to Bruce Wolfe for his mentorship.
Our sponsors made CiviCamp San Francisco Bay Area 2018 possible and for that we acknowledge their awesome in-person and financial contributions. They are: CiviSMTP, Information Ecology, Internet Archive, Megaphone Technology Consulting and Alcohol Justice. They are our allies and we urge you to reach out to them for support in every way you can.
Our attendees walked away with hearts filled, many questions answered, new skills and connections as well as lots of learning. We appreciate you all and look forward to co-creating with you all again.