If you stopped by our offices this week, you may have noticed a lack of warm bodies. While normally this would be a problem, this week it was not. A cohort of our team was proudly representing William & Mary and Creative Services at HighEdWeb 2011 in Austin, Texas.
#heweb11 #tnt8 and #austintx
Yes that’s a lot of Twitter hashtags but that’s what’s been filling up the past few days for me. I, along with four other folks from W&M Creative Services, travelled to Austin earlier this week to attend HighEdWeb 2011 in Austin, Texas. Tina Coleman and Andrew Bauserman presented on our new events system at W&M, and Joel Pattison and Justin Schoonmaker offered a Photoshop workshop. Our former director Susan Evans (now at mStoner) also presented on creating a Creative Services team.
I presented alongside Doug Gapinski from mStoner about mobile strategy for higher education. The talk was well received on Twitter (tracked via hashtags for each session, ours was #tnt8) and I’m excited that folks were so interested in our topic. HighEdWeb’s magazine Link summarized our talk summarized our talk twice (!) if you’re curious about what we discussed.
I attended a lot of great talks and have some great ideas to bring back to campus. Here are their Twitter hashtag commentary (with a quick-and-dirty archive courtesy of Twitter RSS) and summaries courtesy of Link:
- #mmp1 – Creative Services anyone?
- #soc2 – Beyond blogging: Create and integrated online student ambassador program
- #aps3 – What students want in their mobile application
- #tnt4 – Lost in a map: Understanding the direction of your campus map
- #soc5 – Engaging your global audience with real-time event coverage (best in track)
- #aps9 – The politics of doing higher ed IA (best in track)
- #soc10 – E-Expectations 2011: The online expectations of prospective college students and their parents (only saw a small part of this one)
- #mmp11 – How to break things really good
- #aps12 – One calendar to rule them all
- #mmp12 – What colleges can learn from the Insane Clown Posse (best in track)
- #tnt3 – Carrying the Banner: Reinventing News on Your University Web Site (best in track and best in conference)
As always this is a great conference with great speakers and networking opportunities, looking forward to HighEdWeb 2012 in Milwaukee!
So, our special thanks to Tina, Andrew, Joel, Justin and Tiffany for all the prep-work and time away from their families that went into the journey. But … please come home! It’s getting lonely back here in the trenches.
– Jesse Windley