Let’s solve the NYT Crossword Puzzle!

Do you like crosswords, but find them hard to crack? Do you wish you could get past the confusing clues and themes and finish a tough puzzle? Crosswords are an excellent way to flex your cognitive muscles in the name of fun!

I propose a session wherein we solve the NYT Crossword Puzzle as a group using the projection screen.  It’s a Friday, which is the second most difficult to solve (Saturday is hardest!). I’ll share tips and tricks for solving, and introduce participants to the wonderful analyzer that is Xword.info  If we have time, I’ll show you my own published NYT puzzle!

It’s time to begin proposing sessions!

Because THATCamp CNY 2019 is an unconference, planning the content of the conference falls to all of us.

You are invited to use the THATCamp 2019 site to propose sessions in the categories of Talk / Make / Teach / Play: In a Talk session proposal, you offer to lead a group discussion on a topic or question of interest to you. In a Make session proposal, you offer to lead a small group in a hands-on collaborative working session with the aim of producing a draft document or piece of software. In a Teach session, you offer to teach a skill, either a “hard” skill or a “soft” skill. In a Play session, anything goes — you suggest literally playing a game, or playing around as a group with one or more technologies, or just doing something fun or original.

The preliminary schedule for the day accounts for sessions of 45 minutes to an hour, but we can accommodate longer sessions if the topic warrants.

In order to post a proposal you need to register for the event (which is free).

More details about the proposal process can be found on the propose page. If you run into any problems, send THATCamp organizer Patrick Williams () an email for help.


Choose Your Own Adventures: Simple Tools for Interactive Digital Writing

On this session, we will look at several examples of creative interactive (mostly-text-based) writing platforms. We will play a few examples, talk about applications, and explore the backend interfaces of tools like Tiny Choice & Twine, considering pedagogical and creative endeavors to undertake with each.

Participants will leave the session with the beginnings of a small, playable game written in Tiny Choice that can serve as a basis or model for future projects.

Registration is now open for THATCamp CNY 2019

We are pleased to open registration for THATCamp CNY 2019, which will take place at Bird Library on Friday, October 25, 2019. Registration and attendance for this day-long event are FREE. Fill out our registration form here, and if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Williams (). Once you register you will receive a confirmation message from this WordPress site.

Because THATCamp is an unconference, there isn’t a schedule in advance–we will quickly create a schedule for the day based on participants’ interests the morning of the event. For more information on what the event will be like, check out THATCamp 101.

Once you have registered, you can propose a session that you’d like to lead. Collaborative proposals are encouraged. For more information about how to propose, take a look at the propose page. You may propose as early as you like. We will send reminders as the event draws nearer.


Mark Your Calendar! THATCampCNY, October 25, 2019

We’re continuing the tradition of THATCamps in Central New York (as in 2014, 2016, 2017), and 2018 (in Rochester)!

Mark your calendars for October 25th, 2019, when we’ll be holding a THATCamp in Bird Library on the campus of Syracuse University.

More details to follow soon! Registration will open during the second week of September. Submit your email address here to be automatically updated when registration opens and with further developments.