Image of WordCampEdThere have been a few people expressing interest in getting together and talking about using WordPress and WPMu for education here in Fredericksburg. And I imagine there might be some others out there, so I’m proposing an informal gathering called WordCampFred that will focus on using WP/WPMu for schools. It will not have any presentations, but simply provide a place to talk about ideas, questions, plugins, approaches, etc. There will be little or no structure, and we will simply dedicate the time to asking specific questions as well as dealing with more conceptual ways to make this application work as an educational publishing platform.

It would have to happen sometime in the next two weeks, so I am proposing either Friday, July 17th or Tuesday, July 20th. These two days may not work for folks, so let me know in the comments what would work. But, in reality, we really can’t do too much accommodating in terms of dates. Way I see it is it provides a free, unorganized opportunity to talk about this stuff—small, intimate, and quick. If you can make it, great, if not, we’ll try something more organized in the near future. I think we can host it at UMW, we have room for about 10-15 people in DTLT, but if it gets bigger than that (which I can’t imagine it will given how quickly it’s approaching) we’ll have to plan accordingly. Leave a comment below if you are interested, and what day you’d prefer and I’ll tally it up and see what day makes most sense.

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16 Responses to WordCampFred

  1. I would prefer the 20th — this is a great idea!

  2. The 17th works for me. I am out of town on the 20th, but I understand if that’s the better day. Thanks for organizing this.

  3. Tom says:

    I’d give Friday a shot. Not sure about the other, it’d depend on work.

  4. Carey Pohanka says:

    I can’t do the 17th. Isn’t the 20th on Monday? Do you mean Monday or Tuesday? Either way Monday or Tuesday would work for me.


  5. Reverend says:


    Sorry about that, I mean Tuesday the 21st.

  6. Carey Pohanka says:

    No problem, Bava Reverend Sir. 🙂 21st works for me.

  7. 21st works for me as well.

  8. Reverend says:

    Ok, looks like this could be small which is good, I’m up for splitting it 2 and 2 on the 17th and 21st:

    Susan and Tom the 17th

    Carey and Rafael the 21st.

    It will obviously be intimate, but that could be fun—-and I imagine Patrick will be around Rafael for some semantic fun as well.

    Let me know.

  9. I’ll be there Friday. Thanks for splitting it up. Looking forward to it!

  10. Mark says:

    I think I fit under the “might be some others out there” category. We emailed a few weeks ago regarding my work at RU and swva educators. I’m not sure if this is the same ‘get together’ you previously mentioned, but as described above, it works for me. What time are you planning for this discussion to begin/end? This also may give me a chance to revisit that new Wegmans!

  11. Reverend says:

    Hey Mark,

    This sounds excellent, I’ll post the time shortly and I look forward to meeting you. Either Friday or Tuesday is fine, so just let me know.


  12. Yuji says:

    I’ll probably be tagging along with Rafael, whatever day he’s going. The 21st I believe.

  13. Yitna Firdyiwek says:

    Tuesday 21st works best for me.

  14. Reverend says:

    Let’s shoot for 10-4 on Friday and Tuesday in DuPont 310 at UMW.

  15. To those coming from UVA on the 21st, shall we carpool? I have a Toyota Highlander …

  16. Mark says:

    fyi- it looks like Tuesday will be best for me. See you then.

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