When? Where?THATCamp Bay Area 2011 is happening Sat & Sun 22-23 October at Google in Mountain View, CA.
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I'm a recent masters graduate of the School of Information at UC Berkeley (http://ischool.berkeley.edu) and even more recently returned from a summer as a visiting researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology (http://hiit.fi). At the former, I concentrated on computer-mediated communications, social science and their implications for user experience design; at the latter, I researched user needs and poli sci theory on how voters make decisions, and prototyped UX designs of a mobile voter advice application for developing democracies.
Currently I'm independently researching issues of how to evaluate trust and verification for journalists using social and other rapid, crowdsourced media (with the possible option of looking at this as a pedagogical tool for teaching how to evaluate sources). Input, pointers, feedback encouraged!