Here is how THATCamp works. Other than the workshops, we don’t have anything planned—you’re the ones who do the planning. Over the next two weeks you should post your session ideas to the THATCamp NE website. Also over the next two weeks, you should read other people’s proposals and comment on them if you wish. On Saturday morning, everyone will get to vote for the sessions you want to participate in, which will then become our schedule for the rest of the day.
Obviously this works better if more people propose sessions that they’ve put some thought into. Here’s what makes for a good session proposal:
- It’s NOT a paper, or a talk, or a lecture, but an idea for a conversation.
- It proposes a topic related to technology and humanities that a group of people can discuss in an hour or so.
- And ideally, the session will produce something useful: a list of resources, or some hacked code, or a syllabus. Don’t forget THATCamp Proceedings.
There are more ideas and guidelines on the THATCamp website.