Hey folks! We are just a few weeks away from THATCamp Digital Appalachia. We are excited to see what sorts of interests and concerns will come up once we gather in the morning. Here are some of the initial questions we’ve come up with to help prime the pump:
- How can DH address social, cultural, and technological issues specific to the Appalachian region?
- What regional DH projects are underway, and what can we learn from their successes and their setbacks?
- What opportunities exist for outreach and partnerships between and amongst regional academic institutions, community groups, and local, regional, and national agencies?
- What specific issues of access, representation, etc. does DH work raise for Appalachian Studies?
We already have quite a few registrants, so if you know of any other campers out there looking to join us, please encourage them to register now! Remember that Registration is FREE, but we are capping enrollment at 100 participants.
Here are the details:
September 12, 2015
Appalachian State University
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114
Boone, North Carolina
10:00am-12:00pm: Discussion Sessions
12:00pm-12:30pm: Scrum Session: Planning for the Afternoon
12:30pm- 2:00pm: Lunch on King St.
2:00pm- 5:15pm: Concurrent Play Sessions & Working Groups
5:15pm- 6:00pm: Final Discussion and Plans for Future Collaborations
THATCamp Website: Use the comment section on this post to get the conversation going. Introduce yourself. What are your goals for this event? What are you hoping to get out of this unconference?
Google Doc: Post possible topic ideas here and vote up what sounds interesting to you
Twitter: We are using #digitalappalachia
Some hotels are offering reduced rates for THATCamp Digital Appalachia 2015 attendees:
Holiday Inn Express in Boone is holding a limited number of rooms until Friday, August 28th, for a rate of $159. After that, the price is $179. Their address is 1943 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC 28607, United States, 1-800-315-2621 (Reservations) 1-828-264-2451 (Front Desk))
La Quinta in Boone will offer 10% if the attendees mention THATCamp Digital Appalachia 2015 when they book a room. The rooms there would be $143 before tax with the 10% discount. (La Quinta, 165 Highway 105 Extension, Boone, NC, 28607, 828-262-1234).
See you in a few weeks!