Higher education is a subject that some WordCamps have tackled over the years, but what if there was an event entirely devoted to it? That’s the idea Rachel Carden is proposing with WordCampus. The idea started off as a tweet but quickly gained momentum with others in the community.
Ooh. Dream with me: "#WordCampus: A WordCamp for folks using #WordPress in Higher Education." I like it. #heweb https://t.co/m1zEkpkP4B
— Rachel Cherry 🍒 (@bamadesigner) August 3, 2015
WordCampus is an event that would cover topics such as, how to manage a large-scale network of faculty blogs, abiding by FERPA regulations, or how to best implement single sign-on that integrates with Active Directory.
Carden outlines her idea in detail on Post Status and says that even though camp is in the event’s name, it doesn’t imply that it would be an official WordCamp event. She’s also open to organizing an event not affiliated with the WordPress Foundation.
If you’re interested in speaking, sponsoring, or attending WordCampus, please fill out the survey and help spread the word. The more interest Carden generates, the more likely it is that the WordPress Foundation will back the event.
I can’t help but think there is going to be some confusion between WordCamp US and WordCampus.