GHC Community: Getting Started
Join the GHC Online Community
Participating in our online community enhances the Grace Hopper Celebration experience and helps you make connections before, during and after the conference. Last year’s GHC 2010 Communities Committee wrote some blog posts that can help you started:
- Keeping up With Facebook for GHC 2011 by Charna Parkey
- Taking Advantage of Flickr for Grace Hopper 2011 by Charna Parkey
- Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn at GHC11 by Valerie Fenwick
- Getting the Most out of Twitter for Grace Hopper! by Valerie Fenwick
If You’re New to Social Networking
If youâ€™re completely new to social networking and still not sure what it’s all about, here’s a video that might help: Social Networking in Plain English. For more Plain English videos on LinkedIn, Twitter and more, see The CommonCraft Show.
Safe and Social
We highly recommend reading 12 tips for safe social networking by Mitchell Ashley of Network World. Itâ€™s a nice concise summary of how to use online communities safely. However, be aware that social networks are constantly evolving. Both features and user interfaces change, sometimes dramatically. Learn to use the privacy and security features of any social network you use, and keep informed about changes.
Give It a Try!
Although we offer a number of online communities for GHC, we donâ€™t expect everyone to participate in all of them. See the Community Home page for the complete list. Pick the one(s) that are most interesting to and convenient for you. But donâ€™t be afraid to try something new!
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