Technology, Business and Community Converge at DaVinci's Faire and BarCamp 2016

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Technology, Business and Community Converge at DaVinci's Faire and BarCamp 2016

BRADENTON-SARASOTA, Fla. – April 21, 2016 – Don’t miss DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp 2016 on Saturday, April 30 at Manatee Technical College. This amazing free community event brings people of all ages together to enjoy a full spectrum of innovation and technology experiences from tech talks, drones, robotics, board games, a Kinect gaming room with our sponsors from Microsoft and a Quick Pitch for those bold enough to enter.

One of Sarasota-Bradenton’s premier events, at DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp amazing things happen, when technology, business and community converge and people in different fields mingle and network. With talk topics and displays covering everything from cybersecurity, mobile app development, to make your own 3-D printer – the content at DaVinci’s Faire is as exciting and diverse as our incredible attendees. Come and see the excitement we create for adults as well as children.

Check out our 30 second promo video here,, and for a more comprehensive look at the conference, check out some of our images from the last 7 years in this 4 minute slideshow,

You must register at Eventbrite for FREE admission. There’s also a family-friendly get together after-party for attendees.

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp 2016 is free thanks to the generous support of or sponsors and volunteers.

Microsoft, Suncoast Science Center & Faulhaber Fab Lab, Spark Growth, Manatee County Schools, Manatee Technical College, Manatee County, Taft Law Firm

 Clear Idea, Hatch Pad, Spring Fin, Manatee Community Federal Credit Union, White Sands Realty Group, Soflex Online, Station 2 Innovation, It Works – Gypsy Leaders, Crowther RoofingABC 7, SNN 6, FIRST Robotics, Station 2 Innovation, M3 - Manatee Millennial Movement, X-Technologies, Manasota SCORE, Stress Management Services, Frank Levey and Associates, Stitching Solutions, Kid Backer Enterprises

Please use hashtag #BCSRQ for Social photos/comments.

Makers & Inventors, Science & Engineering, and Robotics teams: Register here at Eventbrite for a table to share your “creations from.”

Would you like to sponsor the event or volunteer? Contact us via email (  or

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp is FREE thanks to the generous support of sponsors for those who register in advance. Entry is $10 at the door if you don’t pre-register. See you there!

LOCATION:  The incredible Manatee Technical College Main Campus, located on State Road 70 near I-75 (6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 - Google Map), is again playing host to this year’s DaVinci’s Faire & BarCamp. Bring your family for a terrific weekend in beautiful Bradenton, Fla. There’s plenty to do and see, including the Bradenton Riverwalk, the Riverwalk Skate Park, the South Florida Museum, beaches, Village of the Arts, Historic Bradenton, baseball, brew pubs, and much, much more!

SCHEDULE: Saturday, April 30 – 9am to 5pm Doors open at 8:15 (Makers setup at 7:30), with Board Rush for speaker sign-up at 8:40. Daily opening is at 9:00, and talks begin at 9:30 in half-hour slots. **Note that sessions aren’t scheduled in advance; the agenda is created the day of the event in the spirit of an “un-conference.” On Saturday, you can see the schedule of daily events here.


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More about BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton: BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton can be described in three words: Share ~ Learn ~ Grow. An all-volunteer organization building community through attendee-generated conferences centered around technology and education, workshops, network and learn, and after-hour social events. Technology lovers, developers, entrepreneurs, makers, science and engineering, robotics, gamers and more... The desire for people to share and learn in an open environment powers our events. BarCamp is a conversation - please join in!

MORE ABOUT DaVinci's Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton 2016: This is Sara Hand and Stan Schultes and crew’s tenth BarCamp event for the Sarasota-Bradenton area.  A “BarCamp” is an open-format conference where everyone is welcome to speak on any topic they’re passionate about and “DaVinci’s Faire” was added to the title of the annual conference to reflect the diverse talents and types of speakers, attendees, and exhibits now represented each year.

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Contact:    Sara Hand                                                   

                        Co-Founder BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton