Tuesday, April 11, 2006

BlogHer is coming, be there!

Elisa Camahort sent this exciting news about the upcoming BlogHer conference:

BlogHer '06 is rolling around, and I wanted to pass on the info on the student rate in hopes that you can distribute this info to your SJSU students.

What: The second annual BlogHer Conference
When: July 28th and 29th, 2006
Where: Hyatt San Jose in San Jose, CA.
Theme: How are your blogs changing your world? More here.

Day One's Conference Schedule: Day One is a day of hands-on instruction on a variety of topics, most technically-focused. Here's more info.

Day Two's Conference Schedule: Day Two focuses on community, conversation and the culture of blogging. Here's more info.

The student rate is $50 for a full two-day pass, so I don't think you can beat that! Includes meals on both days.

We are particularly interested in creating new bloggers, so we have a 2.5 hour workshop kicking off Day One:

Blog in a Box: All the basics for the beginning or prospective blogger. By the end of the session each attendee will have a blog with RSS feeds, a blog roll, and know how to add links/photos to their blog. Basic html will be covered. Miss Zoot and Heathervescent are on hand to walk you through. Plus Melinda Casino will cover basic good blog manners: disclosure, attribution, non-spammy commenting and trackbacks.

Elisa Camahort said that SJSU alum Robert Scoble will be there and that Maryam Scoble will be presenting!

UPDATE1: It is on my calander too!
UPDATE2 from an Email, "Steve, Thanks for the heads up. It was really fun and worthwhile last year, so I plan to go again...and maybe take a few students with me this time."
Cynthia McCune

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