BigDataCamp is touted as the “unconference” for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. At BigDataCamp, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in several open discussions to promote the advancement of Big Data. Data scientists, developers, IT professionals, users and vendors are all encouraged to participate. The group is seeking event sponsors and local organizers, so maybe you can bring a BigDataCamp event to your town! There is a BigDataCamp scheduled for the night prior to the upcoming O’Reilly’s Strata Conference in NYC on Oct. 27, 2103.