Treehouse NewsCarsonified presents Carsonified Summer Camp 2009!


writes on July 1, 2009

In the spirit of summer and school being out, Carsonified is hosting a two day “Carsonified Summer Camp” on July 20-21.

Summer Camp will take place right at the Carsonified campground (office) in Bath, England and the two day event is structured like the good ‘ole summer camp you went to as a kid with sessions such as “Orienteering” with Ryan Carson (navigating your way through marketing your start-up), “Sailing” with Jonathan Howell from Huddle (sail through building your app with agile software development), “Arts and Crafts” with Mike Kus (learn how to put together good design), and several others, plus s’mores, some fun outdoor activities, “bonfire” (movie night), and new friends!

Carsonified Summer Camp is FREE, but only has eight spaces (due to the small size of our “campground”) that will be open to fully enrolled students and founders of web start-ups who have yet to launch their site or web app or who have their app in the private beta stage only. Our aim is to host a fun and unique event, that also is valuable and accessible to our community of young web-preneurs and students who can’t always afford to travel and attend our other conferences. Summer Camp will be a small group that can support lots of chatter and questions between attendees and speakers and will cover the basics to help young web-preneurs feel inspired and ready to go out and kick-ass ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, in the interest of having some good old fashioned fun we won’t be cooped up inside all day- we’ll be heading out after lunch for Wiffle Ball or Ultimate Frisbee and getting together for s’more desserts, a movie night, and grabbing a few drinks out on the town.

You can apply online for Summer Camp until Tuesday July 7th at 12pm GMT and we will choose and announce the eight people who have been selected by Friday, July 10th. The application is easy, just some basic information and then either in a brief write-up or in a brief video (2 minutes max please) tell us why you’d like to participate in Summer Camp, what you want out of your experience, and what you feel you can contribute to the environment and discussions. When considering attendance keep in mind that although Summer Camp is FREE and we will be providing breakfast, lunch, and snacks; accommodations for your stay in Bath and travel are not included although we have some great (and cheap) recommendations for those who will be joining us and could use some suggestions.

Summer Camp will also be working alongside BathCamp (Bath’s chapter of BarCamp) and Summer Camp participants are invited and encouraged to attend BathCamp after Summer Camp on the 21st. It will be a new BathCamp layout that is set up with a “rapid fire” agenda in which there will be about 10 slots for 3 minute presentations on the topic of “What’s the one technology that has blown you away more than any other in the last year, and why?” In five minutes a presentation should cover: why it has changed your life, the way you work or how it has improved the world. A panel will then assess presentations on the level of enthusiasm, originality of suggestion and the merit of the suggestion itself; how much real world penetration, profit (financial or social) or benefit the technology brings. The winner will receive a prize!

So, grab your trainers, pack your knapsacks and come sit around the campfire with us at our two day Carsonified Summer Camp!

If you have any questions about Summer Camp, please feel free to contact trista[at] or ๐Ÿ™‚


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0 Responses to “Carsonified presents Carsonified Summer Camp 2009!”

  1. Congratulations on the launch of the event! Be good to see who attends and what-not.

  2. Wow, this sounds great! Sadly I’m already up and running ๐Ÿ™ will let people know though.

  3. Hey JB – great to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sounds awesome!! Now only if I could afford a ticket from Melbourne to Bath…

  5. Wahooo, this is WICKED!

    I’m heading to the apply form, you def need some French students in!

    Take care guys and see you soon,

  6. W00t! Awesome… unfortunately, I’ll be in SF at this time, but I’d definitely have participated otherwise.

  7. Thanks Jon – we’re really excited about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Sounds like this could be fun, unfortunely I am not starting up anything at the minute as stopped working as a freelancer to take on a job. Good luck to the lucky 8 people that get to go to this, will definately help your development with a bunch of fun thrown in also.

    Good luck all.


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