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!

  • Morriss Partee

    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?

  • Jesse Robbins

    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?

  • Jesse Robbins
  • Morriss Partee

    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.