Rochester's Geek Unconference

BarCamp Rochester is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. Plan on a relaxed day of discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. The spirit of BarCamp and unconferences in general, is that all attendees prepare a talk, and arrive ready to share. Regular talks are 20 minutes, Lightning Talks are 5 minutes.

Presentations in the auditorium are recorded and streamed live. To be guaranteed a time slot in the auditorium, send your talk outline, slides, or idea to All other presentations, including leftover slots in the auditorium, are scheduled the day of BarCamp.

BarCamp Rochester, Spring 2015

BarCamp Rochester will be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, 5/9.

Register by April 17th to reserve your free t-shirt and make sure we buy enough food!

If you want to learn more about how BarCamp Rochester works, you can always check out our How-To page.

**Check-in begins around 10:00am, with the first presentations starting at 11:00am.**

Registration is open, so sign up now!

Our Spring 2015 Sponsors

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the world's leading career-oriented, technological universities. RIT enrolls 17,500 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

  • GORGES is an experienced professional services firm that has delivered hundreds of web, mobile, database, and software solutions over the last 10+ years. Clients range from business and manufacturing, to not-for-profit and healthcare, to higher and secondary education, and more.

  • OS-Cubed provides optimal, stable and secure solutions to business problems using Microsoft technology.

  • Blackboxd provides open source automation solutions for your cloud applications. Our mission is to make software development teams faster and fearless in their code.

  • Microsoft is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems.

  • Synacor, Inc. was created in 2001, with company headquarters established in Buffalo, NY, and has become a leader in progressive corporate culture and is a beacon for burgeoning growth among U.S. technology and Internet companies. Forward thinking has allowed Synacor to build a flexible provisioning platform, enabling comprehensive delivery to Internet broadband service providers.

  • NimbleUser focuses on empowering professional and trade associations, whose members and staff strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and educational programs that drive change and improve our society. NimbleUser has been helping associations and nonprofits become nimble through technology since 1992. Our flagship product, Nimble AMS, is an enterprise class association management system (AMS) built on the Salesforce Platform, the world's leading and most innovative customer relationship management (CRM) system.

  • Datto is a leading provider of hybrid-cloud based backup and disaster recovery solutions. Founded by RIT grad Austin McChord in 2007, Datto has enjoyed tremendous growth and now employs more than 250 people. What drives Datto’s growth is the amazing team of people who provide the technology, solutions, marketing, and support for its 8,000 partners worldwide. Datto is always on the lookout for smart, new hires that will bring drive and energy to the fastest growing technology company in Connecticut.

  • Calero is the leader in Enterprise Communications Management (ECM) offering global solutions for fixed and mobile communications management, including Expense Management, Mobility Management, Usage Management, and Telecommunications Management. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Calero has thousands of customers worldwide. Formed in 2013 through the merger of PINNACLE, Veramark, and Movero, Calero combines decades of experience serving the communications management needs across all industries and verticals.

  • IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers.

  • Computer Science House, founded in 1976, is one of the oldest and most active Special Interest Houses at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Located on the third floor of the Nathaniel Rochester Hall dormitory, CSH provides a revolutionary living environment for over fifty "on-floor" students and many off-floor members as well. In addition to RIT's standard residence hall facilities, CSH has several unique, multi-purpose rooms, filled with technical and material resources for members to use.

  • PhishMe is the leading provider of threat management for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven solutions empower employees to be an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, delivering measurable results to help inform and adapt an organization’s security programs.

Sponsors from Fall 2012

Sponsors from Spring 2013

Sponsors from Fall 2013

Sponsors from Spring 2014