Organize Your Own
Thinking of starting up a ProductCamp in your city?
Blog, tweet and let us know to get the word out and see who's interested (#prodmgmt is the most popular hashtag for product managers). Setup a ProductCamp Pre-Registration page (most common is Eventbrite).There's no need to have a date or venue.
Hold an informal get-together at a local watering hole for those who have shown interest.
Seek out Sponsors
Sponsorship will be required to cover the cost of catering, giveaways/prizes and the venue. Find a local company, tech center or college to host it. In addition to seeking financial sponsorship, look for companies that can provide “in kind” donations (website hosting, streaming video, printing banners/t-shirts, etc.).
These types of organizations have sponsored other events and would be a good place to start.
Find a Location
Ideally your venue should have a large area for networking (auditorium, cafeteria, lobby, etc.) and smaller rooms nearby for each of the sessions. Try to keep all sessions on the same level. If you have to use multiple floors, make sure there are plenty of signs to help people get around.
Free Wi-Fi helps everyone tweet, blog and post photos throughout the day.
Build a Website
This is important, as it becomes your home base for promoting and informing people about the event. Some events use .com, others .org. Create a domain that is meaningful, like productcamp[city name].com. Many cities have abbreviations or nicknames so that may be an option to keep the URL short. Create a Twitter hashtag (#pcamp[city] is most common).
Feel free to modify the ProductCamp logo to “personalize it” for your event. See how others have made it unique.
ProductCamp.org is managed by Pragmatic Marketing as a non-promotional site supporting the worldwide product management and marketing community.
PERSONALIZE YOUR PRODUCTCAMP
Feel free to personalize the ProductCamp image for your event.
• Adobe Illustrator
• Encapsulated PostScript
What others have done
Thanks to Paul Young, founder of ProductCamp Austin for the use of his logo design.