[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

Joseph Ugoretz joseph.ugoretz at mhc.cuny.edu
Wed Sep 8 18:59:10 UTC 2010

Count me in, too!

Joseph Ugoretz, PhD
Director of Technology and Learning
William E. Macaulay Honors College - CUNY
35 West 67th St.
New York, NY 10023

On Sep 8, 2010, at 2:55 PM, Jane Wells wrote:

>  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.
> Jane
> 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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