Which Conference: Domains 2017

Domains 2017 Overview

Domains 2017 Overview

Domains 2017 took place in Oklahoma City on June 5th & 6th, 2017, at the 21C Museum Hotel. It was two full days of conversation, knowledge sharing, ideas, and a bit of overwhelm, in the interesting environment of a wedding-themed art exhibition, with large purple penguins thrown in for variety.

Gallery Fair

Gallery Fair

The gallery fair was a 2 hour block of time for conference attendees to learn more about Domains from different contexts. There were 10 total booths with representatives of various projects, initiatives, schools, and ideas, all connected in some way to “Domain of One’s Own

Keynote: Neither Locked out Nor Locked In, Finding a Path Through Domain of One’s Own

Keynote: Neither Locked out Nor Locked In, Finding a Path Through Domain of One’s Own

I found Martha’s keynote to be very smart, polished, easy to follow, and thought-provoking. It was a great way to start off the conference and get the juices flowing for many more lively sessions.

Reclaim Yer Dance Party // API + Audio = (beats, visuals, internet, participate)

Reclaim Yer Dance Party // API + Audio = (beats, visuals, internet, participate)

This session demonstrated music apps and online tools that are quick and easy to use, as well as ways to create music collaboratively.

Domain of One’s Own at MSU: Promoting Digital Presence and Public Scholarship

Domain of One’s Own at MSU: Promoting Digital Presence and Public Scholarship

This session described the “Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows program” at Michigan State University, which offers faculty and graduate students a structured way to manage their online presence through regular workshops, consultations, and office hours.

Just a Community Organizer: Visualizing Community for Domain of One’s Own

Just a Community Organizer: Visualizing Community for Domain of One’s Own

Georgetown Domains is creating a community site to bring their users together, produce some automated stats, highlight awesome sites, and share tips. This session was about that process.

E-Portfolios & Digital Identity: Intersection and Collaboration

E-Portfolios & Digital Identity: Intersection and Collaboration

We learned how to use Plickers, and talked about how to approach e-portfolios with students.

Small Steps Go a Long Way: Designing Learnings Tools with WordPress

Small Steps Go a Long Way: Designing Learnings Tools with WordPress

We talked about boots, Twitter, and making adjustments to Wordpress to enable completely anonymous posting. It was a powerful session and much more interesting than this summary. I suggest you read mo

Just Make it Work! Workflows & Tools to Make You Look (Mostly) Competent When You’re One Person Supporting 22,000 WordPress Sites

Just Make it Work! Workflows & Tools to Make You Look (Mostly) Competent When You’re One Person Supporting 22,000 WordPress Sites

Session overview: We learned that supporting a multisite doesn’t have to be scary or require an extensive background in coding or tech skills.

Digital Security HOWTO: Protect your Data, Communications, and Activities, & Painlessly Integrate Teaching Simple Security Into Classes

Digital Security HOWTO: Protect your Data, Communications, and Activities, & Painlessly Integrate Teaching Simple Security Into Classes

Jonathan Poritz suggests, “Think and talk about security all the damn time.” This session was on why/how.