Something significant for web education is happening in Chattanooga from August 5-8. The event is dubbed the Web Education Rocks Summit. The event is a meeting of the newly formed Open Web Education Alliance. Members are meeting to create a structure for OWEA that will aid companies, schools, and organizations involved in shaping the education of Web professionals.
On Thursday, August 6, there will be an open meeting for any interested web professional. This meeting is called The Tour, and is the first of many Tour dates for OWEA. At this meeting, the speakers will be:
- John Allsopp, Web Directions
- Scott Fegette, Adobe
- Nick Fogler, Yahoo!
- Leslie Jensen-Inman, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Chris Mills, Opera
- Doug Schepers, W3C
- Aarron Walter, MailChimp
You can request a tour stop in your town. You may not get all of the speakers listed above at every Tour stop, but you will get some of the OWEA members. OWEA is an organization spun off from the drive to create the InterAct Curriculum.
The Web Education Rocks Summit was put together by Leslie Jensen-Inman from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, who obtained all sorts of sponsorships and funds to support the efforts of OWEA. Leslie rocks!