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DemoCamp Toronto: DC19 March 3, 2009 – Sold out!

I know I missed DemoCamp and I am sure you have too since we get constant inquiries about the next DemoCamp. We are back in the planning bandwagon and will be able to set up a whole series of DemoCamps in Toronto in the coming months. So stay tuned for details.

The next DemoCamp TO is happening March 3, 2009.

There are two sets of tickets, the demo tickets and the networking only tickets. Everyone attending will need a ticket (your registration receipt from Eventbrite is your ticket). The demo tickets allow the ticket holders to view the demos on the second floor of the pub; the networking tickets are limited to the ground floor and will allow ticket holders to networking with attendees.

Since this event is sold out I am not going to bore you with the details of how to register! I am sorry that we are limited by the venue size as it would be awesome to see many of you – we don’t have enough face time in our industry! If you are aware of a large free space downtown that we could use for the next democamp, please get in touch. I can be reached at lboujnane (@) ideeinc.com We are always looking for free space and this is a limitation in organizing DemoCamps.

We are of course looking for awesome presentations – as always. This is an opportunity for you to show your peers what you have been working on, get some feedback and impress!

How to present?

All presentations are 5 minutes. There are 2 types of presentations:

  • Demos – 2 slides, if necessary to describe the problem or market, then functioning software that can be demo-ed
  • Ignites – 20 slides x 15 seconds/slide, slides advance automatically every 15 seconds

As a presenter, you get 5 minutes to tell us your story and demo your application. To submit your presentation please drop David Crow and email at david (@) davidcrow.ca  or simply use the forms at Strutta. If you have any questions, please drop me a line lboujnane (@) ideeinc.com

David has all the DemoCamp details including prizes!

We have a wonderful group of sponsors who stepped up to support DemoCamp Toronto: Hyndman Law, RedFlagDeals, Sun Start Up Essentials, MeshU, AshleyIT Services and Microsoft BizPark.

DemoCamp Toronto: Number 17


Folks: it is on, DemoCamp 17 is happening in Toronto. We are looking for fantastic demonstrations to excite us! So if you are working on anything you think would be an awesome presentation at DemoCamp: we want to hear from you. Now. So please submit your presentation proposal and register to attend.

Join us at DemoCamp 17:

Date: Monday Feb 25, 2008
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON

Now listen folks, DemoCamp is a participant-driven event. It can only get better with your participation, it can only become smashing with your interest and participation. If you are out there, working in technology and interested in helping further build this little community of ours, then come on out. There are no excuses for not participating. If you are a first time attendee: please ping me. I will introduce you. I will take you around and I will make you wonder why you have not attend all the previous DemoCamp. You can ping me at lboujnane {@} ideeinc.com – Looking forward to welcoming you! We are a very welcoming bunch. Really!


5:00 – Doors open
6:00-7:00pm – Demos
7:30-8:00pm – Ignite Presentations
9:00 – We move to the pub to continue our conversations and share a few pints.

We are looking for demos and Ignite presentations.

DemoCamp rules:

  • All demos are 5 minutes demo presentations
  • No powerpoint for the demonstrations; we have made a couple of exceptions in the past but really we want to see your working stuff and not a powerpoint. Plus powerpoint is evil – we all know that – and we are good. So no powerpoint!
  • Ignite presentations take the same amount of time: 5 minutes. They should be entertaining and fun. You get 20 slides x 15 seconds per slide. All Ignite presentations need to be submitted in advance so either you are ready to rock the house or not!

So, what are you waiting for: submit your demo or Ignite talk now. I will publish a little guide to doing demos at DemoCamp but for now I will leave you with this little write up from Dave Winer and just remember:

If you have five minutes to tell your story, make sure that by the time minute #1 is over, the prospect has seen enough to be totally blown away.