The early bird gets the shirt (and other important TweetCampSA info)

July 18, 2009 at 1:55 am | Posted in Event News | Leave a comment

TweetCampSA is almost here! Really! It’s just hours away. And there’s still time to register.

We know you’ll be up late tonight beaming with excitement, barely able to sleep, so you can spring out of bed to hit the Trinity University Campus bright and early tomorrow morning. Just be sure to get to Trinity’s Northrup Hall (registration desk will be just outside of Room NH 040) by 9:00 a.m. sharp. We have over 200 people registered to attend TweetCampSA and only the first 150 people to arrive will get an official shirt! This is one bad boy you’ll want to be sportin’ all over town so set your alarm clock.

Where to park:

For your convenience, Lots A, B, E, and M will be available for parking, see map below. Unfortunately, the Alamo Stadium parking lot directly across from Northrup Hall is closed on Saturday, but the south lot is open – feel free to park wherever there are available, designated spaces or where it’s most convenient for you. Please do not park in the fire lanes.

Please note that Trinity will be hosting other events on Saturday. Plan on arriving a few minutes early to park. We also encourage everyone to carpool. It’s good for the environment and it makes car rides more fun.

What about the WiFi?

Glad you asked. Trinity University is one of Intel’s Top 10 Most Unwired College Campuses. That means wherever you are on campus, you’re online! But you’ll need to be sure you’re configured properly and you’ll need the super-secret TweetCampSA wifi password. Visit http://budurl.com/tweetcampsawifi for info on configuring your laptop to access Trinity’s wifi. We’ll provide the password at the event. Bring your own power cord and a power strip to be sure your laptop doesn’t peter out. You don’t want to miss a second of tweeting!

What if I don’t have a Twitter account? Am I crazy to attend?

Absolutely not! Newbies and beginners from all walks are encourage to join us. Our first beginner session, slated to start at 9:30 a.m., will focus on getting those new to Twitter signed up for an account. Let us walk you through this process and answer a few questions before we dive in to the deep end of the microblogging pool.

View / share media:

Be sure to use the official Twitter hashtag, #TweetCampSA, and the everywhere tag, TweetCampSA, when sharing about the event.

Share photos and videos on Flickr: http://flickr.com/groups/tweetcampsa

View our Expert Session Livestream: http://ustre.am/pJa

View our Beginnier Session Ustream: http://livestream.com/tweetcampsa

Join the conversation:

Twapper Keeper

We’ll be using Twapper Keeper to archive and organize our tweets based upon the #tweetcampsa hashtag. Twapper Keeper also allows us to use a few more tags or !x actions to help us organize our tweets. Include the characters below in your tweets to have them added to the following folders on the TweetCampSA Twapper Keeper page:

!q  for the Questions folder

!c for the Cool Apps folder

!p for the People folder

Twapper Keeper scans for new tweets approximately every 5 minutes (based upon velocity of tweets). This cool new app is in beta and it’s possible our gigantic tweet stream (yes, we’re counting on you to TWEET your hearts out) might overwhelm Twapper Keeper. If that happens, Twapper Keeper will still be a valuable app—we’ll be able to refer to the TweetCampSA Twapper Keeper page and hashtag after the event to see everyone’s tweets in a nicely organized fashion.

Facebook Group: TweetCampSanAntonio

Twitter Hashtag: #TweetCampSA

Everywhere tag: TweetCampSA

Email us: TweetCampSA@gmail.com

on Twitter: @TweetCampSA

Remember, TweetCampSA is an “unconference.” But what does that mean?

TweetCamp San Antonio works in an UNconference sort of way. If you register for the event all you need to do is show up and see TweetCamp come to life in front of your very eyes.

All attendees are encouraged to contribute and participate. There are no session or workshops in the way we are used to thinking about them. YOU are the event (how very social media of us huh?) and we encourage you to share what you know, start discussions, ask questions and collaborate to make TweetCamp San Antonio happen and make sure that people get the most out of the event and its attendees.

Please be sure to read our previous post, A few things you need to know before you come, which details TweetCampSA’s location, parking, food/drink and after hours event.

We’re a BANG! not a whimper sort of crowd. The party lives on even after TweetCampSA is over.

Tweetcamp sessions will wrap up at 5 p.m. but we want to give you an opportunity to catch up with all the great speakers and attendees you may not have gotten a chance to get to talk to during the conference. Please join us at Trinity University’s pub, Tigers’ Den, from 5 – 7 p.m. for a few ice cold beverages. We’ll provide the snacks.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Please see the map below for more on parking and our Tweetcamp location at Trinity University. Also below, directions to Trinity via Google Maps.

TrinityUniversityMap

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Colleen Pence is one of three organizers of TweetCampSA. A Twitter addict since summer 2007, she previously managed marketing and public relations campaigns for the San Antonio Symphony, Marmon Mok and BluePhoenix ASNA. She now owns Social Media Mentoring, a consulting company teaching businesses and individuals the benefits and nuances of using social media. She’s authored her personal blog for four years and blogs for the San Antonio Express-News.

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