[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

Helen Hou hhou at esm.rochester.edu
Thu Sep 9 21:15:23 UTC 2010

That's where I'm hung up a little bit as well, actually. I knew that the
idea of a resource beyond conferences would be stepping out of bounds, if
you will, so thank you for calling that out. I still love the idea of a
targeted WordCamp, but I know that for myself (and probably for a lot of us
working for educational institutions), the time/money/ability to travel to a
conference is very limited. Since there seems to be a lot of interest in
sharing information, why not start with a site and keep the goal of a
WordCamp in mind? Should we start a new e-mail thread to clarify?

Helen Hou-Sandi (MM¹08)
Web Developer, Eastman School of Music

> From: Jay Collier <jay.collier at thecompass.com>
> Reply-To: <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>
> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:01:47 -0400
> To: <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>
> Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?
> Are we envisioning a space that is primarily in support of a WordCamp, or one
> that will support WordPress users in education above and beyond conferences?
> (I'm aware of the desire to make sure the label "WordCamp" is reserved for
> that use.) Being clear up front could avoid issues down the road.
> On Sep 9, 2010, at 4:53 PM, Helen Hou wrote:
>> I¹d be willing to contribute some design/dev time to get a site going. I
>> think a part-discussion part-article WP higher ed/general edu resource would
>> be a great thing! Sort of branching off from the WordCamp idea, but they
>> could go hand-in-hand, especially for those of us who have only ever heard
>> rumors of travel/conference allowances :)
>> -- 
>> Helen Hou-Sandi (MM¹08)
>> Web Developer, Eastman School of Music
>> ESM 35A
>> On Sep 9, 2010, at 4:49 PM, Jeff VanDrimmelen wrote:
>> I think this is all a great idea.  Let's start working on something on the
>> wordcamped.org site.  I can certainly do some development and get up a forum
>> or something where we can discuss topics/dates, etc.  I think it would have
>> been tremendously helpful to have something like that when I started out and
>> that seems like a great place for it!  Thanks for offering Dave.
>> ~Jeff
>> From: Dave Lester <davelester at gmail.com>
>> I'm happy to lend the wordcamped.org <http://wordcamped.org>  domain for such
>> purposes -- I've let it become stale over time.
>> Dave
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Sep 9, 2010, at 4:38 PM, Jay Collier <jay.collier at thecompass.com> wrote:
>>> I'd be happy to initiate a simple WP site to continue this discussion and
>>> capture our knowledge in anticipation of a face-to-face confab. The caveat
>>> is that I'm not much of a developer or designer, but it could always evolve
>>> to something more sophisticated in future. Any objections?
>>> -Jay
>>> On Sep 9, 2010, at 3:57 PM, James Groom wrote:
>>>> I too would be excited by this, and virtual or in-person works well. I
>>>> actually like the idea of a focused space where people write up or present
>>>> what they are doing virtually, and we find a way to focus it as an ongoing,
>>>> updating resource online. Perhaps this will give us the occasion to work
>>>> towards such an event/publication we can all feature and be featured.
>>>> Jim
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