ProductCamp Nashville 2017 is only days away on Saturday, September 16th. Doors open at redpepper; 305 Jefferson Street; 37208, at 8 a.m. with morning voting and networking from 8:00-9:15 a.m. A general session will be held at 9:15 a.m. with the first regular sessions starting at 9:50 a.m.
We know you have questions, so we prepared this guide chock full of information and useful tips. It’s what you make of it—so plan ahead to make the most of your ProductCamp experience.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR PRODUCTCAMP?
First, be sure you’ve registered for your free ticket! Next, check out the proposed sessions to get an idea of what kind of content you’ll be voting for the morning of the event… or read over our session tips in case you might want to submit a session yourself!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING OR DO ON SATURDAY?
- Charge your devices before your arrive for tweeting, texting and blogging. We’ll have charging stations, but we can’t guarantee availability.
- Bring lots of business cards to hand out. You’ll be needing them for all of the fascinating people you’re going to meet.
- Remember a small notebook as a handy alternative for note-taking if you’re not a fast typist, or in an emergency if your device dies in the middle of a session.
- Wear COMFORTABLE shoes. Some extra popular sessions may be standing room only.
- Parking is somewhat limited, so please try to rideshare, bike or take the bus. Free parking will be available in all three lots across from redpepper for the day!
ARRIVAL AND VOTING
The doors open at 8:00 am for late registration, check-in, coffee and early networking.
Session selection this year will be done in person, analog-style. Each registered attendee will be given four votes for the entire day’s programming. A program of the sessions (those submitted prior to 9/13/2017) will be handed out to help your voting process.
We will be announcing the entire day’s sessions after the plenary session and will have session information posted on room boards as well as projected in the main space upstairs at redpepper.
Sessions are 35 minutes long with 10-minute breaks in between. If you want to switch sessions for any reasons, follow the “law of two feet.” If you’re in a session and it’s not what you thought it would be, or there are two sessions happening simultaneously and you want to catch a little bit of each, simply get up quietly and walk out. It isn’t rude—in fact, it’s encouraged. It’s your event—make it the most valuable experience for you.
THERE IS SUCH A THING AS FREE LUNCH
Lunch is self-service and will be set up in the main hallway near the registration entrance from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or while supplies last. This year we will have boxed lunches. Options include grilled chicken or grilled vegetable sandwiches with an assortment of vegetable sides. There will also be brownies and iced tea available.
We will also have an afternoon snack, provided by local startup Gigamunch. The snack will be a handmade delight from a local chef. The afternoon snack will be available while supplies last.
You’ll be learning a ton of great stuff and meeting all kinds of people. Take a moment to let everything soak in. But don’t take too long—you don’t want to miss anything.
Everyone will have the opportunity to unwind at the end of the day during Pendo’s After Party at Pastime (a few blocks away at 717 3rd Ave North, 37201). Drinks, appetizers, and stimulating conversation will be provided! This event is FREE, but you should register here.
BE PREPARED TO MEET PEOPLE
Be prepared to talk about yourself and ask others about themselves. You will be amazed at the variety of people you will meet and friends you will make. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards. If you hear an interesting conversation, don’t feel too shy to jump in. Introduce your friends to the people you meet.
Hear something fabulous? Tweet it out using the #PCN17 hashtag and the unique session hashtags. Post photos to Twitter and Instagram and tag them with #PCN17. Spread the knowledge and and let everyone how you’re making it awesome for you.
Got all that? Don’t forget to contact us for answers to your pressing last-minute questions. Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun! We look forward to seeing what you make it!