What to Expect (and wear)

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Sci Foo is called a Camp for good reason. It's much more casual, informal, and spontaneous than a typical conference. While there will be an amazing array of sessions to choose from every hour, it's perfectly acceptable (and not at all unusual) for Campers to spend time in conversation rather than attend an organized session.

Sci Foo is a gathering of peers, though everyone's an expert in their particular field. We encourage you to bring your prodigious curiosity to the event, and predict that you'll learn as much as you share.

Sessions are usually very interactive and conversational. For tips on leading a Sci Foo session, read Scott Berkun's excellent piece, How to run a great unconference session.

As for what to wear–-go with whatever's comfortable. Most folks will be in "weekend" attire (and of course you can sport your Sci Foo T shirt). California summers can be sunny and hot or foggy and cool, usually on the same day--a temperature swing of 25 degrees F is not unusual--so bring layers.

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