Jasig-Sakai Joint Unconference – Save the date!

Who. What. Where.

What

The Sixth Annual Jasig (First Joint Sakai) Unconference on the campus of Arizona State University/Polytechnic, Mesa, AZ

Dates

January 14-16, 2013 2 1/2 days of sessions; January 16-17, 2013 1 1/2 days of developer-implementer gathering

Place

Start Up Lab at ASU/Poly http://campus.asu.edu/polytechnic

Registration

TBD

Accommodation

DoubleTree Gilbert is offering a discounted rate of $129.00 per night, including wireless. Registration will be by individuals, using group code JASIG. Check back for more information. January 2013 Unconference Hotel

Meals

Coffee Breaks, Lunch Mon-Tues-Wed provided.

Travel Information

Campus is approximately 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

What’s an Unconference?

“An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance.”
-Wikipedia

Jasig and Sakai have always been about people coming together to share and learn in an open environment, and this is what an “unconference” is all about. The unconference format fits very well with our community values and goals. This January event is our sixth Unconference and will provide both spontaneous and planned opportunities to collaborate on all Jasig and Sakai community initiatives as well as initiatives from other community open source communities as well. Mark your calendar, make plans to join us and register as soon as registration opens up!

What are we going to do?!

The Jasig-Sakai UnConference consists of multiple face to face sessions occurring throughout the day. Some sessions may have more formal presentations, most sessions involve heavy interaction with the audience as a whole. The list of topics, presenters and facilitators is very dynamic and the final schedule will be determined in real-time, interactively with the attendees. Topics will likely include:

  • Project updates on CAS, uPortal, Bedework, uMobile, Grouper, Student Success Plan, Sakai CLE/OAE
  • Sessions on identity management, targeting mobile devices, development tools and techniques
  • Discussions around the Jasig/Sakai merger, Openness, adopting Open Source

OK, I’m Interested! What do I do next?

Mark the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

Contact Patty Gertz (ed@jasig.org) if you would like to be on the planning committee.

See you at the Unconference!

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