Chattanooga Rocks It BarCamp Style!

We were proud sponsors of BarCamp Chattanooga last weekend in beautiful Chattanooga, TN. Unfortunately due to prior commitments I was unable to Photo by: PhragMunkeeattend the popular unconference.

What’s a barcamp?

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 participants who are the main actors of the event.

We provided the organizers with some Griffin goodies to giveaway to a few lucky winners. From Garrett’s smiling face we trust he was a happy winner.

Thanks to the BarCamp Chattanooga folks who were kind enough to tweet us some love over the weekend. It’s always nice to hear from ya.

Read John Hawbaker’s recap post for a taste of how the day transpired.

Throughout the day, participants taught one another about everything from game design frameworks to tracking politics on the web to developing iPhone applications. While several sessions were devoted to social media platforms and best practices

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Garrett-Bartley/509255268 Garrett Bartley

    Always much love to Griffin! I love my Griffin Elan Form leather iPhone case, and I love my new TuneBuds!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Ryan/61404777 Daniel Ryan

    Just wanted to say thanks again for helping us out!

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks Garrett. I fixed your name in the post too. :-)

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  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hello!

    Hi!

    I just made a loan to someone in Bolivia using a revolutionary new website called Kiva (http://www.kiva.org).

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    'If you've got 25 bucks, a PC and a PayPal account, you've now got the wherewithal to be an international financier.'
    – CNN Money

    'Smaller investors can make loans of as little as $25 to specific individual entrepreneurs through a service launched last fall by Kiva.org.'
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