Digital Frontiers

dflogofinalTHATCamp Digital Frontiers 2013 attendees are invited to attend the Digital Frontiers conference, which is taking place on the Thursday and Friday before the THATCamp (September 19-20, 2013).

The conference brings together the makers and users of digital resources for research, teaching, and learning, and features presentations by scholars, students, genealogists, community historians, archivists, and librarians from institutions from across Texas and the nation!

wordleRegistration is open until September 13, and is FREE for graduate and undergraduate students.

The conference site also has lodging information for out-of-town attendees.

We hope to see you at the conference and THATCamp!

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THATCamp 101

THATCamp 101

In brief

An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory. To get the most out of THATCamp, have fun, be productive, and stay collegial. Don’t bring a presentation (unless you’re teaching a workshop). Propose a session and take charge of running it. Talk, make, teach, play. Listen. Help take notes. Sign up for Dork Shorts. If a session isn’t useful for you, go to another one (that’s the Law of Two Feet). Bring a laptop, not a tablet. Dress comfortably. Consider volunteering to teach something. Keep a record of the experience. Don’t forget to fill out an evaluation.

Further resources

THATCamp Ground Rules (4:50)

A video we didn’t make (2:50)

Here’s a great video about unconferencing at Transparency Camp: just about everything in it applies to THATCamp as well.

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