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Pollak Library is Co-hosting the Southern California Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp SoCal)!

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We are pleased to announce that the Pollak Library, along with the Academic Technology Office and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is hosting the 2012 Southern California Humanities and Technology Camp (aka THATCamp SoCal 2012)!

The event will be held at the Titan Student Union on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2012.  Registration, breakfast, and lunch are all FREE — thanks to sponsorship from:

What is THATCamp?

THATCamp is an unconference movement that started at the George Mason University Center for History and New Media, but has spread globally over the last few years.  Its motto of “More hack, less yack” pretty much sums up what THATCamp is about: no formal presentations, and no pre-set schedule (read more at

The focus of THATCamp is on innovation, emerging technology, collaboration, active learning, and evolving pedagogy.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with energy and an interest in the humanities and technology!

Specific examples might include: professors, teachers, grad and undergrad students, librarians, archivists, programmers and web developers, public historians, and heritage professionals.

How Do You Register?

Hop on to the THATCamp SoCal 2012 website, at, and click on the “Register” link. Register soon, because the event is capped at 100 Campers, and we do expect to have to wait-list some people.

Want to Learn More?

Learn more about the philosophy behind, and the activities at, the THATCamp movement. Photos, video, Tweets, and testimonials tell it best.

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