Really excited to host this #OpenEd20 panel tomorrow showcasing some great examples of DIY open courseware from Adeola, Michelle, and Brenna. Come see how they (and you) can use @pressbooks + @H5PTechnology to make engaging, interactive, openly licensed learning happen! https://t.co/geTQRncp4C— Steel Wagstaff (@steelwagstaff) November 9, 2020
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Save the Date
After some back-and-forth, several of us have carved out some time over the weekend of November 14-15 to co-host IndieWebCamp East 2020. We hope you’ll be able to join us.
If you’re interested in a weekend full of IndieWeb related activities, sessions, learning, creating, and coming together in a warm and inviting community of people who care about and help craft the web, please save the date.
As its title indicates, the camp will be organized around Eastern Standard Time in the Americas from the early morning to the late afternoon over Saturday and Sunday that weekend. Because we’re hosting the camp completely free and online, people of all ability levels and locales across the world are welcome to and encouraged to attend.
We hope folks will help us plan some surrounding social activities on Friday night before camp launches and the evenings of camp, but those details will be announced at a later date and time.
Details relating to (free) tickets and the ability to RSVP will be announced and available shortly. If you comment on this post or like/repost the syndicated copy on Twitter, we’ll be sure to notify you as details progress. You can also optionally sign up for the IndieWeb Newsletter to receive weekly updates that will include information about upcoming camps and events.
If you’ve never attended an IndieWebCamp before, we’ve written up some details about what you can expect at an IndieWebCamp to whet your appetite. You can also browse our archive of past camps with archived session notes, posts, and videos.
Call for Organizers/Volunteers
IndieWebCamps and related events are completely volunteer driven. This means we’ll need your help not only in seeing your bright, shining faces in attendance and actively participating on the days of camp, but in actually putting together and organizing the camp.
If you have some time to volunteer as a co-organizer or an area volunteer, please drop us a note in the comments below or in the IndieWeb Meta Chat Channel.
No prior experience or expertise is necessary. There are many of us around who have put together one or more parts of camp and related events before, and we’re here to help you learn if you need it. There’s also some helpful wiki pages with details. Helping to volunteer can be a great way to give back to the community. It can also be helpful if you’ve wanted to become more involved, but don’t know how. Perhaps if you’ve wanted to begin organizing other events like Homebrew Website Clubs, this could be a great stepping stone.
There are a variety of areas we could use help in as well as ideas for things we could be missing or might also be doing. A diversity and plurality of voices and ideas can help us continue improving our camp experiences. Below are a handful of areas we could use help/volunteers for:
- General organizing
- Keynote ideas/invitations
- Sponsor wrangling
- Wiki gardening
- Creating the primary camp landing page: https://2020.indieweb.org/east
- Family friendly planning/programming (Kids track anyone?)
- Surrounding social events / pre-party / etc.
- Co-hosts for Zoom rooms to help on the tech side and oversee
- Code of Conduct point of contact(s)
- Note taking during camp and sessions
- Wiki gardening
- Welcoming newcomers
- Ideas that may need help/work: Planning Notes and Brainstorming
Remember more hands make light work and the camaraderie and your ideas, inspiration, and effort can make everyone’s experience at camp even better and more fruitful.
You can start volunteering today, by saving the date and inviting a few friends to join you.
See you soon!
Hope to see everyone on Thursday, September the 24th from 10AM (GMT+1) to 10PM (GMT+1).
A WordPress and ClassicPress conference which happens only on Twitter
Hello, we are Hey Pressto! Hey Pressto! is a ClassicPress and WordPress conference which happens only on Twitter.
What does that mean? Well, it’s like a conference but presentations are a series of 15 Tweets, one per minute with the conference hashtag, in a scheduled time slot. You can add images, gifs, videos, links to your tweets to add more depth. The conference hashtag, numbering the tweets in a presentation, and threading them, all help the audience follow along. People viewing a presentation can interact by liking the tweets, retweeting them and commenting on the presentation, which builds engagement, creates question and answer threads, starts discussion and stimulates ideas. We will turn all presentations into moments so that they will remain easy to follow for as long as the presenters wish to keep their tweets available.
Using WordPress as a Digital Commonplace Book
A personal website is more than a blog. Rather than spread my digital identity & data across social media, I keep it in one spot for (re)search & re-use. I’ll show how my site is an evolution of the Renaissance era commonplace book, digital garden, second brain, or zettelkasten.
Well here’s some information! pic.twitter.com/2Imelsk0pB
— Hey Pressto! Conference (@HeyPresstoConf) July 27, 2020
The Society for Mathematical Biology - e-Conference 2020.
August 17 - 20, 2020
Where WordPress meets Higher Education
WPCampus is a two-day online conference. It will cover a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of higher education, accessibility, WordPress, and its people. Our event will include a variety of formats, including general lectures, lightning talks, sponsor demonstrations, and trivia! Take advantage of online discussions with speakers and fellow attendees who know […]
While using that method for publishing is still my preference for owning the content first and syndicating it to Twitter, there’s another method that many educators might find simpler. ThreadReaderApp now has beta support for the Micropub Spec so you can publish Twitter threads directly to your blog.
This means that participants can write their threads directly on Twitter and reverse syndicate them to their websites if they support the Micropub spec.
For PressEdConf participants who have WordPress.org based sites (or .com sites with a subscription that supports plugins), this should be relatively easy since there’s a Micropub plugin for WordPress.
Download the plugin, activate it, write your Twitter thread, and have Thread Reader unroll it. Then authentic Thread Reader to your website at https://threadreaderapp.com/account/micropub and click the publish button on the thread you want to copy to your site.
This functionality in Thread Reader will also work for any other blogging platform or CMS that has either native or plugin support for Micropub. This includes platforms like Drupal, Grav, WithKnown, and many others including several static site generators.
Once things are set up, it’s pretty straightforward. You can read about my first experience (linked above) for more details.
If you have prior unrolled Twitter threads in your Thread Reader account you can use them as test cases before the next PressEdConf.
May 27, 2020 at 12:00AM- May 29, 2020 at 12:00AM
Jamstack conferences host speakers, workshops, and more for learning to design, develop, & deploy modern web projects. Join us online in May and in SF October 2020.
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The only thing better than A WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter would be A WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference using WordPress itself!
“Less talk, more grok.” That was one of our early mottos at THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, which started at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in 2008. It was a riff on “Less talk, more rock,” the motto of WAAF, the hard rock stati...
THATCamp was non-hierarchical. Before the first THATCamp, I had never attended a conference—nor have I been to once since my last THATCamp, alas—that included tenured and non-tenured and non-tenure-track faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, librarians and archivists and museum professionals, software developers and technologists of all kinds, writers and journalists, and even curious people from well beyond academia and the cultural heritage sector—and that truly placed them at the same level when the entered the door. ❧
I wish I’d known about them before they disappeared.
The only equivalent conference I’ve been to with this sort of diversity was the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Dodging the Memory Hole conferences. That diversity really does make things magical.