I’m so glad that you will be joining us at THATCamp next week. We will start at 9AM on Wednesday and we meet in the Crystal ballroom A/F which is on the lobby level of the Hilton. Some participants might not be able to join us at 9AM due to travel, just come as you are and when you can. No need to pack an additional set of dress clothes for Wednesday, unless you are like me and prefer that sort of thing-THATCamp is all about being comfortable and productive and collegial and fun.
After introductions, some light snacks, and our collective decisions about setting the schedule, the rest of the day features break-out sessions in adjacent rooms, time for lunch (as groups or on you own), and a closing session sometime between 3 and 5PM -depending on what the group decides. One of the best parts of THATCamp is checking out local restaurants with fellow participants during lunch and a happy hour (or two) at the conclusion of the day.
Each of the rooms will have a projector and the standard connector. If you have something to project, you’ll need a laptop or other device along with any special adapters.
There will also be time set aside in the morning for something known as “Lightning Round Talks” or alternatively and affectionately known as “Dork Shorts” among the original THATCamp attendees. This gives participants the opportunity to talk for two minutes about a Digital Humanities project they may be working on. This is wonderful for so many reasons-it allows everyone the chance to see the work that their colleagues are doing and encourages participants who have questions or who might be interested in collaboration to follow-up with that person later.
I hope everyone is looking forward to our time together in Atlanta. feel free to send an email or call if you have any last-minute questions.