[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?
velda at novapages.com
Thu Sep 9 21:22:55 UTC 2010
Agreed. A camp would be awesome, but the people who really ought to be
there (users and designers/developers alike) could have a difficult time
actually getting there.
WordPress is becoming more well known in Education, and if we got the word
out on a targeted site, it could become all the more popular. Perhaps even
popular enough that all of the larger cities or college towns would want an
On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Helen Hou <hhou at esm.rochester.edu> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> ESM 35A
> > 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
> > that will support WordPress users in education above and beyond
> > (I'm aware of the desire to make sure the label "WordCamp" is reserved
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> wordcamped.org site. I can certainly do some development and get up a
> >> or something where we can discuss topics/dates, etc. I think it would
> >> been tremendously helpful to have something like that when I started out
> >> 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>
> >>> I'd be happy to initiate a simple WP site to continue this discussion
> >>> capture our knowledge in anticipation of a face-to-face confab. The
> >>> is that I'm not much of a developer or designer, but it could always
> >>> 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
> >>>> what they are doing virtually, and we find a way to focus it as an
> >>>> updating resource online. Perhaps this will give us the occasion to
> >>>> towards such an event/publication we can all feature and be featured.
> >>>> Jim
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