THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels meet to learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot: it is a well-known and popular global unconference. The Proceedings of THATCamp is a wholly automatic collection of and portal to blog posts from around the THATCamp website network.
Because each THATCamp is organized independently and has an individual site on the THATCamp network, the Proceedings offers an easy way to view all the activity happening at THATCamps around the world. Posts are viewable by date, by topic, or by how often they have been “favorited” by THATCamp participants across the network. Tweets and pictures from the Flickr User Group also are aggregated in the Proceedings.
The launch of the Proceedings features the most favorited posts since April 2008. The time will be updated periodically, to feature the most favorited posts in the last quarter or trimester.
The Proceedings utilizes the features of both WordPress Multisite and a customized version of BuddyPress on the THATCamp.org site. Aggregation for the Proceedings is made possible by the WordPress MU Sitewide Tags plugin, the FeedWordPress plugin, and a custom plugin that relies on BuddyPress’s favoriting features.
The web developers for the Proceedings were Boone Gorges and Aram Zucker-Scharff, while Kim Nguyen designed the theme. Amanda French, the THATCamp coordinator, served as chief editor and project manager. Congratulations to the whole team!