If you are are in the greater Baltimore area and interested in social computing technology and its applications you might consider going to the SocialDevCamp East BarCamp that will be held on Saturday May 10. Akshay Java has a good blog post on it. Wikipedia defines BarCamps as
“user generated conferences â€” open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants â€” often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.”
And, of course, this sets them apart from the elite, invitation-only Foo Camp that has been run for a number a years by Tom O’Reilly.