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Thank you!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Many thanks to all the great THATCamp Chicago organizers, volunteers, and bootcamp instructors! We couldn’t have put on the first THATCamp Chicago without them:

Adam Strohm
Amanda Rybin
Anastasia Salter
Claire Stewart
Douglas Knox
Freddrick Logan
James Coltrain
Jessica Thomson
Jillana Enteen
Jim Brown
JJ Pionke
Karl Stolley
Lindsay King
Michael Moore
Nicole Finzer
Quinn Dombrowski
Peter Thorsen
Ryan Cordell
Sarah McVicar

And thanks especially to all the great participants, THATCamp Coordinator Amanda French, and our sponsors! It was fun! Let’s try it again sometime :)

THATCamp Chicago debriefing at UIUC Library

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

The University of Illinois Library’s Scholarly Commons ( will be sponsoring a THATCamp Chicago debriefing/forum in the coming week at the University of Illinois Library. At the forum, we’ll discuss the ideas, skills, and experiences that campers gained from THATCamp Chicago.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but all University of Illinois campers and others in the Champaign-Urbana area (or those willing to make the trek down here) are particularly encouraged to come.

If you’re interested getting more details (the date and time are still TBD) or have questions, please contact Harriett Green at

Evaluate THATCamp Chicago

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

What did you think? Please complete the survey below and/or comment below:


What to bring to THATCamp

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Hopefully it’s not too late, but we’ve had a few questions about what to bring…

Your ideas, your laptop/mobile computing device (+vga display adapter if you’re a mac user), and yourself! Flash drives and internet access will be provided, but we will not be in computer labs.

Check out the main THATCamp FAQ here.
(Please note that we are not requesting donations from THATCamp Chicago participants, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.)

See you at 9am tomorrow!

Lunch @ THATCamp

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

To discuss a particular topic over lunch, please comment and organize yourselves below. Possible lunch locations:

BootCamp Workshops

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

BootCamp Workshops have finally been finalized! Here’s the schedule and all the info:

Look for workshop materials in the navigation bar on the right.

Congrats to BootCamp Fellowship winners!

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

The following THATCamp Chicago applicants have been chosen as BootCamp Fellowship recipients. Congratulations!

Erin Prentiss, CLIR BootCamp Fellow
Johanna Meetz, CLIR BootCamp Fellow
Jay Johnson, Mellon BootCamp Fellow
Colleen Kelley, Mellon BootCamp Fellow
Alex Galarza, Mellon BootCamp Fellow
Amanda Visconti, Mellon BootCamp Fellow

Bootcamp Sessions

Friday, October 29th, 2010

THATCamp Chicago organizers will finalize the Bootcamp schedule on November 4th. In the meantime, Jim Brown has compiled THATCampers’ suggestions for Bootcamp sessions. Omeka is hugely popular, so expect a session or two on it. For the rest we need your input. Suggestions are below. If you’ve got other ideas for topics (+ instructors), please share.

3D Modeling
Geographic Information Systems
Open Standards (HTML5 and CSS3)
Digital History/Text mining
Basic HTML, CSS, or WordPress template hacking
XML Markup

ps Bootcamp fellowship applicants should receive notification by the end of this week from THATCamp Coordinator Amanda French.

Bring your data to THATCamp!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Well, at least 4GB of it!

Applications Reviewed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

All THATCamp Chicago application responses have been delivered! Email if you didn’t hear from us!



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