Why a student conference?
We’re on a mission — to advance incoming new Web professionals through better understanding of the profession, and how users are impacted by technology and standards by providing a quality, engaging, professional experience for students interested in working “on the web,” regardless of technical prowess.
Why should I attend? (aka, the WIIFM* factor)
You’re on a mission — to get the skills necessary to launch your career. No matter your major, there’s a very good chance you will work “on the Web” at some point. Programmers and graphic designers aren’t the only ones building stuff anymore. Writers, marketers, entrepreneurs, teachers, visual artists, designers, technologists, and even scientists create content and applications for the Web every day.
CrowdSource Summit goes beyond the tools and technology, beyond the “how.” We focus on why we create for the Web. You’ll be exposed to not only standards and best practices but also the human side of content and interface development. We’ll enlighten you with insights on accessibility, usability, user experience, mobile interfaces, content strategy, and how the Web is being used to conquer the digital divide.
And all this? This makes you more marketable — a savvy job candidate with a leg up on the competition. But don’t take our word for it. We’ll provide you with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some employers who will share what they’re looking for in a winning candidate. And that’s a very good thing.
Our Conference Goals:
- Provide a holistic view of how multidisciplinary Web work really is.
- Provide a holistic view of how the Web impacts humans.
- Provide a tool to help distinguish “graduates” in the marketplace.
- Increase awareness of HighEdWeb, its mission, and initiatives.
*What’s In It For Me