SAMPLE THATCAMP EMAILS TO PARTICIPANTS

(write info@thatcamp.org for a list of THATCamp participant emails)

THATCamp Registrations Settings -- Pending

Thanks for registering for THATCamp CHNM 2012. Unfortunately, we are out of space: we have enough room for 150 people, and 150 people are currently registered. However, we will place your name on the wait list and will notify you if a slot becomes available. Be aware that most cancellations happen late, up to and including the week before THATCamp.

Please e-mail me at info@thatcamp.org with any questions, and remember to follow @thatcamp and watch the #thatcamp hashtag on Twitter. Thanks!

Amanda French

THATCamp Coordinator

THATCamp Registrations Settings -- Accepted

Your registration for THATCamp CHNM 2012 has been approved, so we will plan on seeing you at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. If you received notice that you were wait-listed, well, you are no longer on the wait list -- you are now on the participant list. Happy to have you!

THATCamp will take place Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17: the first day, Friday 6/15, will be devoted to skills training workshops, and the remaining day and a half will be devoted to unconference sessions. There will be a dedicated space for hacking and co-working on all three days.  

If you did not already have an account on thatcamp.org, the system should now send you login information for the site. Log in at http://chnm2012.thatcamp.org/wp-login.php to edit your profile and to get familiar with the WordPress interface. If you did already have an account on thatcamp.org, you too can now log in to the site at that address -- click Lost your password? to recover your password if you have forgotten it. This account information will allow you to post session proposals to the site blog: see http://chnm2012.thatcamp.org/propose-a-session for more information about that. We will also be in touch later with more details and reminders.  

THATCamp is free, but we are passing the hat now to help defray the costs of essentials such as coffee and our famous free THATCamp t-shirts. Please consider making a donation of $25 or more at http://chnm.gmu.edu/donate/.

Do e-mail me at info@thatcamp.org with any questions, and remember to follow @thatcamp and watch the #thatcamp hashtag on Twitter. You can also sign up to get THATCamp News monthly by e-mail at http://j.mp/thatcamp-news. Looking forward to unconferencing with you.

Cheers,

Amanda French

THATCamp Coordinator

THATCamp Registrations Settings -- Rejected

(I usually leave this empty, since mostly the only applications I reject outright are spam registrations.)

Getting Ready for THATCamp (sent a week or two beforehand)

Hi all,

Amanda French here, THATCamp Coordinator, writing on behalf of the organizers of THATCamp@Penn. We're looking forward to unconferencing with you! Breakfast and badge pick-up will take place from 8:30am to 9am at in Fisher Bennet Hall 419 -- see http://penn2012.thatcamp.org/location for details and a link to the parking map.

Starting at 9:00am, we'll be working on setting the agenda for the day. You can propose ideas for sessions then, but we strongly encourage you to float ideas on the site's blog at http://penn2012.thatcamp.org now so as to get them set in your mind and to give others a chance to comment. See THATCamp's advice on proposing an unconference session at http://thatcamp.org/go/proposals for help on what unconference sessions are like and examples of session proposals. To post your session idea to the blog, log in at http://penn2012.thatcamp.org/wp-login.php and go to Posts --> Add New. Click "Lost your password?" on the login page if you don't know your password, and it will be emailed to you.

Don't forget to bring a laptop or at least a tablet computer so that you can consult the THATCamp@Penn website and can try out the new tools and sites you'll learn about. Follow the #THATCamp hashtag on Twitter for THATCamp chatter. See you next week for a highly productive kind of fun.

Cheers,

Amanda