2016 Guide

Plan ahead for the best experience

Welcome to ProductCamp Boston 2016! Below is the information you’ll need to get the most out of this year’s event.

ProductCamp — Saturday, April 9

Location: The Microsoft NERD Center (aka New England R&D Center), One Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Go to the guard desk in the lobby, then take the elevator to first floor registration. The NERD Center is near the Kendall T stop; parking is available for $13.

Important times:

  • Registration/light breakfast: 7:45 am – floor 1
  • Program starts: 8:30 am – enter on floor 11
  • Morning breakouts – 9:40-11:40 am – all floors
  • Lunch: 11:50 am – floors 1 and 11
  • Lunchtime networking and job fair: 12:20 pm – floors 1 and 11
  • Afternoon breakouts – 1:15 – 2:45 pm – all floors
  • Program ends: 3:15 pm – enter on floor 11

Session schedule: Bring a laptop/tablet/smartphone to see the online schedule. Sessions descriptions and schedule are available on Lanyrd, which also allows you to connect with other attendees.

What to Bring/What to Wear

Photo ID issued by a government entity: You’ll need to show your ID to the security guard when you enter the building.

Laptop/smartphone/tablet: Wi-Fi will be available. You will need your laptop/tablet/smartphone to access the schedule online. Also, we encourage everyone to blog, tweet, and upload content during the event!

Speaking of Wi-Fi: When you get to Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, connect to the “Cambridge” wireless network, then open an Internet browser. You’ll be redirected to a logon page. We’ll provide the code at ProductCamp on Saturday morning.

Business cards: There is plenty of opportunity to network at ProductCamp. You can also use your card to enter in the give-a-ways.

What to wear: Relax – it’s the weekend. Be casual and comfortable! Expect to do some walking since ProductCamp is taking place on multiple floors this year.

Volunteers

If you’ve signed up to speak or volunteer with registration, setup and cleanup, you may already have received an email from one of our team leads, Maria Ferrante (registration) or Sarela Bliman-Cohen (setup/teardown).

If you still have questions, please email ProductCamp Boston. If you haven’t heard from us but would like to help, just let us know when you check in.

Remember that ProductCamp is run by a small group of volunteers — please help out wherever and whenever you can.

Speakers

Please check in at the speaker desk where they can answer questions. More info, and the room grid for the 2016 session schedule, is available on the information for session leaders and speakers page.

Sponsors

Please arrive by 7:30 am to set up your table. One representative from each platinum sponsor should be on floor 10/11 by 8:20 am. For more info, please see the “Day of Event” section on the information for sponsors page.

Connect and Share

Website: Check out the ProductCamp Boston website to stay on top of the latest info on sessions, sponsors and more.

Update your registration: Make sure your networking info is current on Eventbrite.

Tweet this! Follow @PCampBoston and use the #PCampBoston hashtag to engage with your peers in the ProductCamp community. Check @PCampBoston for updates before, during and after ProductCamp.

Join our groups: Join the LinkedIn and Facebook groups to stay in touch with your PCamp peeps before, during and after ProductCamp.

Blog about ProductCamp: Tell the world your thoughts about PCamp, and tell us too. We’ll link to your blog from the PCamp website — just email us with the link.

Got pictures? We’re building a picture gallery on Facebook. To upload your pictures to the our Facebook page, go to the ProductCamp Facebook page, click on the “Photo/Video” box and select the pictures you’d like to add. We’ll even add some of your photos to the PCamp website for everyone to see!