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Our Summit is scheduled for the 12th-14th September 2014 at UMass Hotel and Conference Center, Amherst, MA 01003 with lodging available at the UMASS Hotel.

This is an opening up and enlarging of the traditional learning camp and its intended audience. Running on a larger scale than typical camps, Friday Beginner Bootcamp Sessions, Saturday Regular Sessions, Media/Tech/Business/Edu Summits and Sunday Code Sprinting/Hacking are planned. Across the weekend will be a WordPress Camp, DrupalCamp, IT Summits, a Hackathon, Job Fair and Career Day.

The following is the approximate schedule of events across the weekend. We will add details as they develop.

Day One, (Friday, September 12, 2014): Level-up trainings

8:00am–8:30am: Coffee and Registration
8:30am–8:55am: Opening Remarks
9:00am–1:00pm: Learning Sessions
10:00am: Job Fair opens
1:00pm–2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm–3:45pm: Learning Sessions
4:00pm: Job Fair concludes
4:00pm5:00pm: Evening Keynote: Susan Buck

Day Two (Saturday, September 13, 2014): Sessions

8:00am–8:30am: Coffee and Registration
8:30am–9:00am: Opening Remarks
9:00am-10:15am: Keynote: Ashe Dryden
10:30am–1:00pm: Sessions/Panels/BOFs*
1:00pm–2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm–6:00pm: Sessions/Panels/BOFs*
7:00pm–10:00pm: Reception and Party**

*BoF Sessions - Birds of a Feather (BOFs) are informal, un-conference style, discussion groups on topics, added by attendees during the Summit. This is done by adding it to the BoF schedule, which is on a board near the main registration table.

**Saturday Reception - This is still TBD but there will be something to do after Saturday's sessions.

Day Three, (Sunday, September 14, 2014): Sprints and Contributions

8:00am–8:30am: Coffee and Registration
8:30am–9:00am: Opening Remarks
9:00am10:00am: Code/Contributions Keynote: Damien McKenna
10:00am–12:30pm: Code/Contributions Sprints*
12:30pm–1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:30pm–5:00pm: Code/Contributions Sprints
5:00pm–6:00pm: Code/Contributions Wrap-up Presentations

Join NERDs for free here to submit session proposals or apply to give a Paid Training.

Sponsor options are available. You may contact us for more info or apply to sponsor once registered.

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This event's Organizers / Educators:

Johanna Bates
Andrew Pasquale
Rick Hood