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News: Unemployed Techies Hope To Help Themselves At LaidOffCamp

January 28th, 2009

Interesting idea applying the BarCamp concept to unemployment. I think this is definitely something that could and should be promoted in every major city. — Douglas

Unemployed Techies Hope To Help Themselves At LaidOffCamp

Chris Hutchins, a former management and business strategy consultant who was laid off in early December, is looking to make the best of his predicament and a generally weak economy.
Realizing that he’s just one of many being laid off (more than 224,000 employees have been ejected from the tech sector since August), Hutchins decided to launch LaidOffCamp San Francisco, a “bar camp” style event that he hopes will be a self-organized networking resource, start-up incubator, and group coping session for the recently unemployed in the Bay Area.

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