Hey THATCampers — We will be so happy to have you at THATCamp this Saturday whether you propose to lead a session or are just enjoying the conversations, but if you are interested in taking the lead on a topic, feel free to post it now. That way we can have a few sessions to put in the first column so we can all get to work/play that much quicker.
We will be using whiteboards to make the chart and then taking pictures using WhiteBoard Cleanup by Ricoh Innovations. We will post the pictures at dc2014.thatcamp.org (here) and then you can pull them up on your smart phones. Look under the page called Schedule.
Each proposal should have a clear title with just a few words of explanation. Entice the reader to your lair. Topics should be of somewhat broad interest. You need not be a subject matter expert in order to propose and host a session! There will be plenty of wisdom to go around. If you do have expertise, please offer a session! If there aren’t enough topics proposed, we can at least host sessions called Q&A on Digital Pedagogy, Digital Publishing, Digital Cultural Heritage, and the Future of the Humanities. Sunlight Foundation (founder of Transparency Camp) will be leading us off with a special session on the use of digital technologies to connect government with constituents (improving accountability and transparency) and will be sharing data visualization techniques with us. We are so pleased to have them sponsoring this event sunlightfoundation.com/. Another delightful sponsor is Tech Cocktail, a company that puts on exciting meetups in many cities including DC and publishes a blog on trends — check them out here: tech.co/about-tech-cocktail. Gelman Libraries, the Provost’s Office, Cuentos the humanities magazine of GW Internal Medicine faculty, and the GW Digital Humanities Institute are our internal sponsors. Volunteer labor provided by HIST3001: Digital Humanities & the Historian. When you see these undergrads, do let them know about career opportunities, internships, and offer informational interviews and tours if you can. Thank you!
— Diane H. Cline