[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

Jane Wells jane at automattic.com
Wed Sep 8 18:55:36 UTC 2010

  Hi Jeff. There have been several in the last two years, with the first 
one being at George Mason (wordcamped.com). There have also been 
academic tracks at larger WordCamps (New York City), and SIGs put on 
through traditional academic conferences. WordCamps are meant to be in 
person face-to-face conferences, for building local communtiy, and we 
have not approved any virtual events using the WordCamp name before for 
this reason. That said, it's been awhile since there was an 
academic-only WC, and there are enough colleges and universities using 
WordPress that there would be more than enough interest for another one.

On 9/8/10 2:48 PM, Jeff VanDrimmelen wrote:
> Hey All,
> I am new to the game, so perhaps this is already out there somewhere, 
> but have we ever done an Educational Focused Wordcamp?  If not, I 
> propose we do one.  We could learn so much from each other about our 
> special needs.
> I am thinking that with budgets and distances between Wordpress users 
> a virtual Wordcamp would be the best option.  We have Elluminate rooms 
> we can donate to the cause.   Maybe meet for a day and have a couple 
> of different tracks.
> What do y'all think?
> ~Jeff
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