Here’s a quick shout out for WordCamp Ed Northeast which will be happening on Monday, February 2nd up in sunny Worcester, Massachusetts. It looks to be an impressive schedule of presentations and speakers. Matt Mullenweg will be keynoting on the “State of WordPress.” And I was excited to see that Ken Panko—who I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with at ELI—will be presenting on the work Yale is doing with WordPress. Wesleyan is also presenting on their work with using WPMu as a campus-wide blogging platform, a project I’m really looking forward to learning more about.
Also, Casey Bisson —whose Scriblio project is an extremely impressive re-imagining of WordPress as an OPAC–will be co-presenting with Bob Stein of CommentPress frame and the Godfather of WordCamp Ed himself, Dave Lester, who will be talking about the ScholarPress plugins.
All-in-all, an impressive line-up, and I really hope they capture this action-packed event for those of us below the Mason-Dixon line.
OK, so now this has got me all excited, who is up for running a WordCamp Ed in Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn this Spring or Summer? We’ll see if we can’t get the backroom, and make it a 5 or 6 hour event that approaches the WordCamp Ed series as a space where you drink and perform your work (preferrably in drunken song) to one another. I’m dead serious about this, and I have some NYC connections–what do you say people? Isn’t it time we took this stuff into the backroom, so to speak. We’ll call it WordCampFred, which is actually a nice play on my current predicament 🙂