What is THATCamp?
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an unconference that describes itself as collaborative, informal, productive, non-disciplinary, and fun. THATCamp is a place for humanists and technologist to come together, talk, and learn from each other. This conference is inexpensive (or free!) and small with usually around 75 participants. If you are interested in the intersection of humanities and technology, you are welcome at THATCamp.
What is an Unconference?
What makes an unconference different from a conference is that the attendants get to set the schedule. No plans are make beforehand – the program is set the first day based on what the participants want to learn about! Another difference between conferences and unconferences is that unconferences don’t have presentations. Rather, participants are expected to share and collaborate in every session, making it participatory to the extreme.
How Do I Register?
You can register here: http://charlotte2019.thatcamp.org/register/
Register by March 1, 2019!
What Should I Propose?
“There are roughly four things people do in THATCamp sessions: Talk, Make, Teach, and Play. Sometimes one session contains elements of all these, but it’s also a fair taxonomy for THATCamp sessions. In a Talk session proposal, you offer to lead a group discussion on a topic or question of interest to you. In a Make session proposal, you offer to lead a small group in a hands-on collaborative working session with the aim of producing a draft document or piece of software. In a Teach session, you offer to teach a skill, either a “hard” skill or a “soft” skill. In a Play session, anything goes — you suggest literally playing a game, or playing around as a group with one or more technologies, or just doing something fun or original.”
More info here: http://charlotte2019.thatcamp.org/propose/
THATCamp Charlotte will be a fun, interactive experience at which participants will learn from each other and build skills through talking, making, teaching, and playing. “Anyone with energy and an interest in the humanities and/or technology” is invited to attend!