On Saturday, organizers will put on the fifth ProductCamp since fall 2008 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas. Registration had hit 420 as of Friday, topping the 350 who showed up for the previous event in March. It's expected to reach 500 by Saturday.
Paul Young, who founded ProductCamp Austin, said many events modeled after the same concept simply petered out for lack of interest or organization. "They show up, run their cycles, then die out," Young said. "I think the reason that happens is that people are surprised for an ‘unconference' how much coordination it actually takes to put an event on.
"It's a lot less than a traditional corporate-driven conference, but it's still significant," he said.
Our newest Pragmatic Marketing instructor, Paul Young, is quoted in this article on Statesman.com