THATCamp Piedmont is only a week away! Thank you in advance for participating in this regional technology and humanities unconference! Unlike most conferences, there are no pre-planned sessions at a THATCamp. YOU make the agenda, and it all comes together on the spot. In the spirit of THATCamp, this email provides some background and logistics, and the rest is up to you.
WHEN AND WHERE
- THATCamp Piedmont will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, May 5, in the Lilly Gallery of Chambers Hall, on the campus of Davidson College.
- We’re providing breakfast and lunch for the day, so plan to arrive early to fuel up on food and coffee. The 8:30-9:30 breakfast hour is a good time to meet people and chat more informally, as well as take a look at all the session ideas.
- At 9:30am, we’ll have a brief introduction to the THATCamp ethos, followed by the scheduling for the day.
How do we know what to schedule? Easy. We tell each other. Here’s how:
- Between now and next Saturday morning, take some time write a blog post that describes what you’d most like to do or discuss at THATCamp. Do you want to integrate a specific technology into your teaching, research, or creative work? Are you building a digital collection for your library? Are you curious about best practices for digital work when it comes to tenure and promotion? Do you wish you knew more about diversity and accessibility in the digital humanities? Do you want to learn about managing interdisciplinary projects? Whatever it is at the intersection of technology and the humanities, tell us all about your session idea. Your post can even repeat or expand on what you wrote in your application.
- You can blog about your session idea at piedmont2012.thatcamp.org/. Toward the bottom of the right-hand column, you’ll see a link that says “Log In.” Follow the link to sign into the site. Once you’re logged in, you can use the big plus sign at the top of the page to add your new post. If you’ve forgotten your username or lost your password, you can follow the directions here: piedmont2012.thatcamp.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
- Twitter often plays a role at THATCamps as a supplemental discussion channel to the actual sessions. If you want to participate on Twitter, tag your tweets with #THATCAMP #PMT so that everyone can find them.
- While most campers are coming from the Charlotte region, we do have some intrepid visitors from afar. We’ve provided some travel information on our site: piedmont2012.thatcamp.org/travel/.
As THATCamp Piedmont draws nearer, look for a few more announcements from us, including news about an informal gathering Friday evening. And if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.