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June 6, 2011, 12:00 pm
I’ve just returned from THATCamp 2011, and my head is spinning with all of the new things I’ve learned, the new people I’ve met, and the projects I’ve learned about.
One of the most rewarding things for me of a THATCamp experience is the generosity of spirit people show and the clarity of the explanations they provide for how to accomplish various tasks. Thanks to Jeremy Boggs–to name one example among many–several of us now know a good bit more than we did before about HTML5 & CSS3 as well as the process of creating my own WordPress themes from scratch. Often all we need is someone to show us the basics, to help us avoid all of the unproductive flailing around that might occur before we finally figure out how something is supposed to work.
While we all wait impatiently for the next THATCamp to take place somewhere nearby, there are a couple of resources to consider for ourselves…
February 7, 2011, 8:00 am
Last semester, I began teaching a new workshop in Emory’s library called “Facebook, Privacy, and Online Identity.” The goal of the workshop was to help students become aware of how much they share on Facebook and to help them make conscious decisions about what they would share. I know that students, as well as almost everyone on the planet, have become more aware of The Social Network’s privacy issues due their policy changes in late 2009 and early 2010, as well as the media coverage that these changes drew. For this reason, I expected that the workshops would draw a large number of students. I was wrong. Over a total of four workshops, I had a total of four students come through.
I’m working on doing better marketing for this semester’s workshops, but I was pleased to see that all four of the students who attended the workshops were flabbergasted at how much information they had been …