We will be taking applications for the next week or so, but by the end of this week the 40 of you currently on the participants list will receive your username and password so that you can begin posting session ideas on this blog. Pre-circulating session ideas will help streamline the scheduling process that occurs at the beginning of the conferece.
Note: for participants looking for ride share/hotel share information, check the comments on the location page.
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In only ten days, we have amassed a diverse group of people and reached 50% of our (minimum) expected number of attendees. We expect more applications to come through in the next several weeks, and have “verbal commitments” from numerous people in several different geographic regions.
Additionaly, George Kennedy, Chair of the WSU Department of English, and Jay Starratt, Dean of the WSU Libraries, have pledged financial support for THATCamp PNW. Their support will enable us to provide WSU-catered food and beverages during registration and throughout the day, as well as additional technology and supplies for use during the discussion and presentation sessions. These additional supplies will allow us to have interactive Twitter streams in each room, in addition to the presentation media already available to
participants. In coordination with the WSU Digital Technology & Culture program, we will also have a few dedicated students acting as “official” live Tweeters during each session.
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The first THATCamp event in the Pacific Northwest will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2009 on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Apply now at bit.ly/TCPNWApp.
THATCamp, or “The Humanities and Technology” camp, is an “unconference” originally organized by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University in 2008. CHNM is the organization behind the research tools Zotero and Omeka, among others. Following the success of THATCamp 2009, regional THATCamp events such as ours have already happened or are in the planning stages: University of Texas, Austin hosted a THATCamp event in August, and organizers are planning events in the Great Lakes and Southwest regions.
If you are interested in studying, supporting, teaching, researching, creating or otherwise shaping digital humanities, new media, and allied fields, either in your role as a professor, an archivist, a programmer, a student, a librarian, an independent scholar, or any combination thereof, you are cordially invited to participate in this regional THATCamp event. You can be a technology expert or someone curious about integrating technology and the humanities for the first time—everyone is welcome, as long as you are ready to discuss with and learn from others.
First, thanks to everyone who completed the planning survey for THATCamp PNW ’09. We got a great response from a diverse group of people (and from several different regions of the Northwest) and are now in the final stages of confirming dates and times.
We hope to send out a call for participants within the next week or two, so keep an eye on this blog, your e-mail accounts, your Twitter accounts, and so on. If you have any questions please e-mail or follow and contact @THATCampPNW on Twitter.
We are very excited and we hope you are as well!
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First, great thanks to everyone who has shown support and completed the planning survey thus far. We are going to keep the survey open one more week before we finalize the plans THATCamp PNW in Pullman, WA. Please spread the word.
After we finalize plans, we will put out a call for participants; by that time THATCamp Austin will be over and we will be able to point to their success as an indicator of what we can do with the regional THATCamp model. We continue to be grateful to the Austin folks and those at CHNM for their support and suggestions.
Here’s a sneak peek at the current trends in the planning survey: