Campus Party is a Spanish-organised international event that had its first edition in Brazil in 2008. Its focus is on digital technologies, and its proposal is to gather thousands of geeks, camping in tents and counting with huge broadband access. One of the surprising results in the first Brazilian edition (inside Parque Ibirapuera, in São Paulo) was that the amount of data uploaded was way bigger than the downloaded data. It had 6000 participants. There will be another edition in late January 2009, also in São Paulo (in Ccentro de Convenções Imigrantes). It is organised in Brazil by Marcelo Branco and Sergio Amadeu, both famed for their involvement with the free software movement (Marcelo is coordinator of FISLI, the free software international forum) and technology access projects (Amadeu was the coordinator of Telecentros project in São Paulo and later responsible for a great part of free software advocacy in the Lula government).
General director: Mario Teza.