Meeting Your Peeps at Virginia REBar Camp

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Daniel Rothamel & Todd CarpentarThe nice thing about Web 2.0 is that it breaks down the barrier of time and space.  You get to enjoy a great group of "peeps" that you might not ever meet in person but you feel as if you know them well.

Today was one of the chances that come along in our Web 2.0 world to close down the computer, turn off the cell phone and get to meet the people that you have made connections with on-line.  Of course no one turned off their computer as everyone was "twittering" about the event, adding new friends on Facebook or uploading photos to Flickr.

Thanks to the great team at Fredericksburg Association of Realtors®, today was the Virginia REBar Camp.  The fact that the event was held in Virginia didn't keep bloggers from coming from all across the country.   There were famous and infamous faces but everyone felt welcome and the interaction was lively.  There have been plenty of posts about other REBar Camps across the country but until you attend one you don't quite understand the concept.

Instead of a rigid agenda set by a faceless group of conference planners, the agenda is set by the participants at the beginning of the event.   Have something to share?  Then grab the pen and add it to a time slot.  The agenda at each event held is going to be different based on who is participating.  Not interested in a topic being offered in the main room?  At today's seminar you could head to the computer lab and a variety of subjects were being examined in more detail.

REBar Camp may be designed around learning from your peeps but even more importantly it is the chance to spend time face to face with those you have come to know on-line.  This is more than worth the price of admission......oh wait the event is free!

Photo of Daniel Rothamel (www.realestatezebra.com) and Todd Carpenter (NAR Social Media Manager)

If you missed the event keep an eye on the Danko Marketing site.  They provided live streaming video and will upload the video for everyone to watch at a future date.

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Joan Whitebook
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That sounds like a great experience. I was not exactly sure how this worked.  I'll check out the video.

Mar 03, 2009 12:32 PM #1
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John Novak
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Hi Cindy - I haven't been to a Bar Camp yet, but like the open format. And it's always a lot of fun when a bunch of RE.net bloggers get together in real life.

 

Mar 03, 2009 12:37 PM #2
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Very cool Cindy.  Sounds like a productive time you were able to spend!

Mar 03, 2009 12:55 PM #3
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Cindy Jones
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Joan-the nice part was that anyone with something interesting to share with the group could have a time slot and the interaction among fellow Rainers was terrific too!

Mar 03, 2009 11:12 PM #4
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John-it was well worth the day.  For me it was only a 30 minute drive but we had people who drove the day before to spend the night and others who had flown in.  It was a nice size group and everyone was willing to share.

Mar 03, 2009 11:13 PM #5
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Cindy Jones
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James-soory you couldn't make the drive south.  As always I learned a lot, made some great connections face to face and have something new to work on for my business.

Mar 03, 2009 11:14 PM #6
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Naoma Doriguzzi
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Cindy - ok ok I know that I missed out on a great event. I wish I could have made it but the next time I am there for sure!

Mar 04, 2009 03:15 AM #7
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Naoma-there were plenty of discussions about another opportunity in the fall.  Certainly when the word is out you will be on the invite list!

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Hi Cindy, This was a terrific event and I'm glad I got to meet you (and many others) in person. I have pages of notes to go through. I'm looking forward to the other REbar Camps that are planned for the fall.

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Debbie-I'm still trying to work my way through Twitter and the proper usage.  There aren't enough hours in the day!

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