Batchbook is once again a sponsor of BarCamp Omaha through the 2012 Barcamp Tour. I’m really looking forward to participating this weekend for a couple reasons, not least of which is that I’ve never been to Omaha before. It’s nice to take a break from working on Batchbook to get out and see a bit of the world to recharge. Omaha is working hard to build a strong local community of businesses. These are our kind of people!
BarCamp Omaha is this weekend, Sept 7th & 8th
at Slowdown in… Omaha. Pre-party 7pm on Friday. BarCamp proper from 8am to 4pm on Saturday.
BarCamps are unconferences where the participant are the speakers. I’ll be putting a talk up on the board about using version control while developing web projects from a designer’s perspective. Here at Batchbook I work with a great team of developers. And, being a design guy, I’ve learned a LOT about the technical side of application development from these people. If I had to choose, I’d say version control is the most life-changing thing I’ve picked up. In a nutshell, version control is a way for a team to effectively work together without over-writing each others’ work. It’s kind of a foreign concept to most designers (though Bridge is making inroads) and can be kind of intimidating. But, the tools are getting better all the time and I’ll be talking about the basics and how to overcome common stumbling blocks.
P.S. If you can’t make it out to the event, keep an eye on @BarCampOmaha to participate vicariously.