Let's Get Excited Indianapolis, BarCamp is Coming! #rebcin

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2010 Real Estate BarCamp IndianaAs I am writing this post, I have my HP Mini 2140 charging up and downloading any updates that it may need in preparation for Real Estate BarCamp Indiana tomorrow. I also have my iPhone plugged into iTunes to see if there are any apps that I might need updated and/or downloaded in preparation to endure this day long event.

I have had many individuals ask why I would subject myself to waking up at 4 AM, CST to make the 2-1/2 hour drive from my home in Chesterton Indiana all the way to Indianapolis Indiana where the event is to take place. That's a good question.

First of all, what is Real Estate BarCamp (aka. REBarCamp)? According to Andy Kaufman, the founder, RE BarCamp is...

"an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees."

Nobody is paid to speak and all of the events are coordinated by volunteers and paid by sponsors. It should be noted that this BarCamp is being hosted by not only the Indiana Assocation of REALTORS, but also the Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS and will have Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels as a featured speaker.

Consequently, people gravitate for the purposes of sharing what really works and not just the theory of what should work. I was fortunate to witness one of the larger RE BarCamp events when it was hosted in Chicago by the National Association of Realtors.

This leads me to my second and primary purpose of attending this event. Since the original concept of this event evolved from a technology gathering, most of what is discussed is the proper methods to integrate technology into the human experience of real estate.

In other words, how can we enhance the law of attraction through all things digital. Want to know more? Come join us on Monday, January 25th, from 9 AM - 5 PM, EST. Can't make the event in person, follow the ongoing conversation on twitter.com with the search hash tag of #rebcin.

Let's Get Excited Indianapolis, BarCamp Is Coming! #rebcin


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Comments (5)

Steve Dalton
219-465-8352 - Valparaiso, IN
Northwest Indiana Home Builder

See you there tomorrow James, you'll be missed tonite downtown 

Jan 24, 2010 05:54 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Have fun James. I'm sure it will be a good turnout.

Jan 24, 2010 02:08 PM
Ryan Crozier
Red Door Real Estate - Avon, IN
Avon Indiana Realtor

Hey James.  I'll see you downtown tomorrow nice and early!  Go Colts!

Jan 24, 2010 02:33 PM
James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

Steve - You know the story why I couldn't be there. Try not to get into too much trouble.

John - It should be fun, entertaining and educational with so many like-minded folks in attendance. Rough estimate thus far is for over 400 attendees.

Ryan - Absolutely see you at the Marriott bright and early.

Jan 24, 2010 02:44 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Have fun, James and bring back lots of new information.

Jan 24, 2010 03:12 PM