ProductCamp Portland 2.0 is in the books - You all made it great!
We checked in just about 100 participants, from across the country, and we may have missed a few. On behalf of the Staff. THANKS to all our participants for making ProductCamp Portland 2.0 a smashing success. Your energy, knowledge and passion has raised the level of practice for Product Managers across the region. Outside the classrooms, we observed many conversations and new relationships being formed throughout the day. Check the Sessions tab for the respective materials. See you next year!
What is a ProductCamp?
ProductCamps are designed to be an “unconferences” (no registration fee, no agenda, no selling) focused on Product Management topics where everyone who attends actively participates in some manner: presenting, leading a discussion, showcasing a best practice or sharing their experiences. Others might help with logistics, securing partnerships, organizing sessions or with set up and cleanup. A ProductCamp is a self-organizing, collaborative event that is designed to be fun, rewarding and a unique experience.
ProductCamps are based upon the BarCamp model. The first ProductCamp was held on March 15, 2008 in Mountain View, California. Word-of-mouth spread fast about this unconference and about 170 people showed up on a Saturday to discuss topics of interest to product managers, product marketers and a host of related roles. Portland joins a growing list of ProductCamp host cities worldwide including: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Melbourne, St. Paul (Minnesota), Montreal, New York City, Pune (India), Raleigh-Durham, Rocky Mountain (Denver, Colorado), Seattle, Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area), South California (Irvine), Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC.
ProductCamp Portland 2013