A grab-bag of session ideas

September 29th, 2010

There are numerous topics that I’m interested in discussing at THATCampSF.  Here are a few:

  • Rapid digital tool-building experiments.  I can share insights from my work on CHNM’s One Week | One Tool team.
  • Using WordPress’ CMS features for building an online CV/portfolio.  Recently I used WP3.0 as a platform for Chapman University’s Faculty Promotion & Tenure ePortfolios, and can share my work on that project as well as suggest possibilities for future plugin/widget development that would streamline this process.
  • Strategies for building local DH communities, via sites like DHSoCal, and also through creating & hosting a California-based DH summer institute that’s loosely-modeled on the work done by University of Victoria’s DHSI.
  • The impact of social media on the terrain of humanities scholarship.  I can contribute my experience based on promoting and podcasting Yale’s “Past’s Digital Presence” conference.
  • Also, I would very much like to attend BootCamp sessions on: writing WordPress plugins and open-source tools for mapping projects.

5 Responses to “A grab-bag of session ideas”

  1. Angela Veomett on October 3, 2010 8:02 pm

    These ALL look great to me, but if I had to pick just a couple I might vote for: rapid digital tool-building experiments, the impact of social media on the terrain of humanities scholarship.

  2. Profile photo of Katherine D. Harris Kathy Harris on October 4, 2010 6:35 pm

    I second that — all look great. But, I would be most intrigued with the professional goals: building a tenure/review e-portfolio. Since I just submitted my 6th year portfolio 2 weeks ago, I have been thinking alot about the narrative that I could have constructed with an online, hyperlinked representation. Cheryl Ball has a public e-portfolio that’s a great example; and then there’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s promotion e-portfolio. If we could standardize in some way, perhaps t&p committees wouldn’t be so nervous about it.

    The local consortium-building topic is one that I’m completely mired in now: on my campus, through Project Bamboo, in my department.

  3. Profile photo of cnast Candace Nast on October 5, 2010 7:33 pm

    Wow – so much to choose from! I’d be most interested in rapid digital tool-building experiments, open-source tools for mapping projects, and strategies for building local DH communities.

  4. Profile photo of supriyavpw Supriya Wronkiewicz on October 6, 2010 5:22 am

    These all look great! I’m especially interested in the topic regarding the usage of WordPress’ CMS features for building an online CV/portfolio and the potential impact of social media on humanities scholarship.

  5. Profile photo of viola.lasmana Viola Lasmana on October 6, 2010 8:49 pm

    Awesome ideas–I would be really interested in the rapid digital tool-building experiments!

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