Last year I caught wind of this free event called RE BarCamp that was being held the day before the Inman Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco. I had no idea really what it was. I didn't know any of the people attending. But I had seen enough discussion about it on Twitter and Facebook from those voices that I watched, that I knew I had to be there.
That day changed my professional life. I was introduced to a whole RE.net world filled with smart, curious people who are interested in technology, social media, and the real estate industry. The room was filled with Realtors and pioneers who were trying new things and discussing new ways to succeed in real estate. These people saw hope and opportunity in an otherwise dismal and depressing real estate market. I was hooked. I'd found my crowd.
In the 10 months since that first RE BarCamp, I have traveled around the country to attend 4 more. Those events have taught me so much and connected me with such great people, that when I saw an opportunity to bring this movement to Orange County, I took it. I could think of no better way to give back to the RE.net community than to facilitate here in my city the event that has brought so much to me. RE BarCamp Orange County is scheduled for June 25th, 2009. I couldn't be more excited about the collegues (many of who I now consider friends) who will be coming from near and far to participate and contribute to this event. It promises to be a great day filled with great conversations, learning opportunities, and fun. I can't wait!
For more information on the event, or to register and attend, check out the website at www.REBarCampOC.com.