On July 7, 1954, Memphis disc jockey, Dewey Phillips, changed the course of music history with the first ever air play of an Elvis Presley record, “Thats All Right (Mama)”. Phillips’ WHBQ studio was housed at the Hotel Chisca on the south corner of Main and Linden, Memphis, TN.
BarCamp Memphis – the 2010 Edition will happen at 8:00 AM Saturday, at Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee St.
What in the world is BarCamp? It’s an unconference, generally driven by Web 2.0 topics. Unconference? An unconference because content is determined by the attendees, who present, discuss, and learn about specific technologies, trends and gadgets. Attendees vote on the day’s sessions based on offerings submitted by other attendees. Sessions may take the form of short presentations, panels, Q and A sessions with experts and thought leaders, or roundtable discussions.
If you are on the cutting edge of the new technology and social media, want to hone your skills and knowledge, or if you are trying to get a handle on what platforms and approaches are right for you, you NEED to be at BarCamp on Saturday.
When I posted about the Center for Southern Folklore‘s 2010 Memphis Music and Heritage Festival the other day, I didn’t have the poster art, honoring Memphis legend, Jim Dickinson.Â Here is the poster art, by Tennessee artist Gray.