ProductCamp Austin 9 – August 18th, 2012

The Summer heat is pressing down in full force, which can mean only one thing- ProductCamp Austin 9 is almost here! For our hundred plus friends that came out for ProductParty a few weeks ago, I’m sure we can all agree that our efforts to build a vibrant community have been a wild success. Thank you for helping make this community great. Now we are returning the favor. As we near double digits with ProductCamp Austin 9 we will raise the bar on the exellence you’ve already come to expect. Stay tuned for details on how we’ll be stepping it up. And while you’re waiting, why not register now to join us in August 18th for ProductCamp Austin 9!

Event Details

Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 8:00AM – 4:45PM, Happy Hour 4:45PM – 6:30PM
Location:
AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-1900

Details: Parking is available in the AT&T Center underground parking lot. Pay for parking during Happy Hour and receive the $7 discounted rate.
Cost: ProductCamp is FREE to attend! Your only cost is your participation – networking, volunteering, pitching a session idea, or just making new folks feel welcome.

While we all count down to the 18th, here are a couple of great ways for you to get plugged in now:

Recruiting Roundup!

What if you could speak to hiring managers specifically looking for product managers and marketers? During lunch come shake hands with brands some of the top hiring companies in Austin anxious to hear about you. Like who you say? Here’s a few companies who will be at Product Camp: A Small Orange, Bloomfire, Planview, ServiceMesh and Solarwinds

Be a Leader

By charter rule, ProductCamp Austin (PCA) will hold board elections during our August 18th ProductCamp event. The responsibility to collect and present the slate of candidates for office is held by the Nomination Review Committee. If you are a member of PCA (have attended an event during the past year) and wish to declare your candidacy for a particular board position, please send an email to Paul@ProductCampAustin.org by Friday, August 10th. Please include the following information:

  • name
  • email address
  • a short bio (current title, current employer, previous employment, skills/experience relevant to the PCA Board position)

If approved, your name will be added to the list of prospective Board candidates, which will be posted online. Newly elected officers begin their one year term of service immediately following ProductCamp.

A full list of board titles and job descriptions can be found at ProductCampAustin.org ProductCamp Austin seeks to help product management and product marketing professionals Teach, Learn and Network. Don’t miss your opportunity to make an impact while doing all three.

Learn more about the candidates already nominated for board roles.

Sponsor ProductCamp Austin 9

ProductCamp Austin is your opportunity to speak directly to the deep talent pool in Austin’s Product Marketing and Product Management community. We are a community of thought leaders, movers and shakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach such a unique target market. We still have sponsorship opportunities. If your company is looking for a way to educate this targeted market of professionals contact our sponsors team now.

Volunteer Opportunities

ProductCamp Austin in an un-conference made possible entirely by our community. That means we need you. Check out our website for a list of some open volunteer opportunities. Even if you don’t see something that jumps out for you, please check off that you’d like to volunteer during registration if you’d like to get involved. We’ll always try to find a place for you.

Teach Your Community

For those interested in proposing sessions, start working on your presentations now. To help better target topics to each participant’s interest, we added a new session classification called “Target Audience”. This new classification includes PM Essentials for those new to a topic of interest and are looking for core knowledge and skills, PM Advanced for those that already have experience in a topic and are looking to increase their depth of knowledge and PM for Entrepreneurs for those that are in startups or small businesses and want to learn to apply the principals of Product Management/Product Marketing to their businesses. To get you started, read our current information on proposing a session.

What is ProductCamp?

ProductCamp Austin is the premiere event for Product Management, Product Marketing, and Marketing professionals to teach to, learn from, and network with each other. ProductCamp is an un-conference, meaning that it is FREE to you! Your only cost is your participation – bring your ideas, lead a session in your area of expertise, facilitate a roundtable discussion, network, or volunteer.