BarCampBank in San Francisco & New England


BarCampBanks are a series of unconference events dedicated to “fostering innovation and the creation of new business models in banking and finance”.

Ben Black and I organized the first BarCampBank in the US last year, and it was an incredible experience. (See: BarCampBankSeattle recaps from NetBanker, CurrencyMarketing, Gene Blishen, William Azaroff, and many others.)

I’m excited to see two BarCampBank events happening in the next few weeks:

BarCampBank San Francisco
Saturday, March 29, 2008
UC Berkeley campus – Soda Hall in the Wozniak Lounge
RSVP @ EventBrite ($25)

BarCampBank New England
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
America’s Credit Union Museum, Manchester, NH

I highly recommend attending if you have the opportunity.

Updated: BarCampBank Dallas was just announced “sometime in June” too!

  • Hi Jesse! Great that you’ve posted links to both of these. You must be a proud papa to have started a trend! (and there is talk of a BarCampBank Dallas in June). Are you yourself going to be attending BarCampBank SF?

  • Thanks Morriss,

    It’s really Frederic Baud that got everything started.

    I’m hoping attend BarCampBank SF, but my schedule has been ugly lately. I’ll now next month.


  • Jeff Blackwell

    Is there a comprehensive list of dates and locations for barcamps somewhere?

  • Hi Jesse,

    Sure Frederic Baud was instrumental in starting the idea in France, but you were the first to bring it to North America! Props to you! BTW, there is now a page for BarCampBank Charlotte, date TBD, sometime in the second half of this year.