Fall 2013 Announcements and Events

Congratulations on surviving your first week (or your first week back)! We had a great time meeting all of the incoming students at the iFair and our Agua Verde welcome lunch. If you weren’t able to stop by at either activity, there are plenty of other events that you can participate in later this fall.

InfoCamp Seattle

InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event — so anyone can sign up to lead a session!

What: InfoCamp Seattle 2013
When: October 12 & 13
Where: Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington

We’ll be gathering once again at the University of Washington’s beautiful Seattle campus on October 12th and 13th. The Saturday opening festivities and keynote will be in the Kane Hall auditorium. The Sunday plenary as well as the sessions designed and led by you, our fearless InfoCampers, will happen in Mary Gates Hall.

This year, our Saturday opening keynote will be given by Joan Vermette. Joan Vermette is a User Experience Designer with Mad*Pow (http://www.madpow.com) in Boston, MA and creator of the game Organizational Parkour.

For more information, check out http://seattle.infocamp.org
To secure your spot at InfoCamp Seattle 2013, visit https://infocampseattle2013.eventbrite.com/

Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce the lineup and dates for our Fall Speaker Series!

  • John George, Digital Asset Manager at Holland America and independent information professional. October 15, 12:30-1:20PM, MGH 420.
  • Sarah Barrett, Experience Designer at Factor. October 30, 12:30-1:20PM, MGH 420.
  • Andrew Szydlowski, Metadata Wrangler at Serials Solutions. November 13, 12:30-1:20PM, MGH 420.

All three speakers are iSchool graduates who are now information professionals in the Seattle area. Please join us to hear about what they do and how they got there! Lunch will be provided.

We have more up our sleeves, but we know you’re probably swimming in information already. Stay posted for more details about the speakers and other events that we will be participating in throughout the fall!