JA-SIG Fall 2008 Unconference
Paul.Zablosky at ubc.ca
Wed Jun 18 23:17:40 UTC 2008
*/The JA-SIG Fall 2008 Unconference is Coming!/*
October 6-8 The JA-SIG 2008 Unconference
October 9-10 Developer meetings and optional post-conference activities
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street,
Madison, WI 53706-1420,
Front Desk: 608-262-1122
Look for an announcement soon. Unconference registration fees are
moderate--well below our typical conference registration.
The Edgewater Hotel $129/night - Deadline for guaranteed rate is
September 1, 2008
*800.922.5512 * www.theedgewater.com <http://www.theedgewater.com/>
Make sure you ask for the JA-SIG room block and rate.
What's an Unconference?
"An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is
driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the
course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group
of organizers, in advance."
JA-SIG has always been about people coming together to share and learn
in an open environment, and this is what an "unconference" is all about.
The unconference format fits very well with our community values and
goals. Last year's inaugural unconference was a rousing success and this
year's promises to be even better.
This October event will provide both spontaneous and planned
opportunities to collaborate on all JA-SIG community initiatives as well
as initiatives from other community open source projects. Mark your
calendar and make plans to join us! More information about the
unconference will be available soon.
What are we going to do?
It's up to you! Ideas people are talking about so far include the
Lightning Talks - Volunteers talk for up to 10 minutes. Any topic goes.
Code Clinics - Bring your uPortal, portlet, or CAS code or problem and
work on it with core developers
Birds of a Feather Sessions - Discuss common interests, issues, problems
Screencast Factory - Show off your work while a facilitator captures it
to share with the community.
Strategic Planning - What should JA-SIG be focused on next year? In
three years? Join the conversation.
How-to's. How-not-to's. Tips and techniques.
The final schedule will be determined in real-time, interactively with
More information will be available soon! See you at the Unconference!
The Fall 2008 JA-SIG Unconference Organizers
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