According to the THATCamp handbook, a traditional workshop session with an instructor who leads students through a short introduction to and hands-on exercise in a particular skill. (Note: the workshop series was formerly called “BootCamp,” a term we have now deprecated.) For example:
- Kirrily Roberts, FreeBase workshop, THATCamp Bay Area 2010
- Bethany Nowviskie and Bill Turkel, Hacking Wearables and E-Textiles Workshop, Great Lakes THATCamp 2010.
- Note that some (even most) THATCamp organizers prefer to arrange workshop sessions ahead of time (see THATCamp Games workshop series, THATCamp PNW 2011 workshop series, THATCamp Virginia’s workshops series, and THATCamp Southeast’s workshop series), but you can still volunteer to teach something at the last minute, or even put in a plea for someone else to teach something you’ve always wanted to learn (though if no teacher volunteers, it’s best to nix the session). That’s what’s great about THATCamp.
If you would like to propose a workshop, please email thatcampepicplay(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line “Workshop Proposal” and the following information:
- Workshop Title
- Workshop Description
- Presenter(s) Name
- Presenter(s) Bio(s) (less than 300 words)
- A/V requirements (most of our presentation spaces have data projectors and we currently working to secure a computer lab)
Deadline: January 31, 2013 by 5 PM