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Learn. Share. Belong. Building Better Connections at BaseCAMP 2022

Learn. Share. Belong. This has become the theme of InCommon BaseCAMP since we started it four years ago. And it makes sense because these verbs have been the cornerstone for over 20 years of conversations about trust and identity in the Internet2 and InCommon communities. This year’s BaseCAMP was the largest ever with 118 attendees…

Catalyst to Catalyst (June 2022): Ideas and Insights from InCommon Catalysts

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with additional opportunities to benefit from the insights and expertise of InCommon Catalysts, in April we introduced a quarterly Q&A column, Catalyst to Catalyst, that will be featured in our monthly e-newsletter InCommon News. Think of Catalyst to Catalyst as a quarterly, virtual advice panel providing…

InCommon Academy Instructor Insights: The Flexibility of COmanage for the Win

Just ahead of kicking off our next COmanage Class, June 28–30, we caught up with co-instructors Shayna Atkinson and Laura Paglione, both partners with Spherical Cow Group, to get their take on what attendees can expect from the workshop and what they hope their major takeaways will be. (There’s still time to join us for…

Bits & Bytes from InCommon BaseCAMP 2022: Our Lessons and Our Thanks

Lessons Shared Tents assembled; eyes and ears opened. InCommon BaseCAMP 2022 attendees came ready to learn and help others do the same. Here are some examples of the great lessons shared during our 20-plus hours together (June 6–10, 2022): The goal is to learn, share, and have fun. “If everyone shares, everyone can learn.” (Kevin…

5 Reasons to Attend BaseCAMP 2022

We’re going camping again this year, and we want you to come with us. Registration opened March 1 for BaseCAMP 2022. Held virtually June 6 – 10,  InCommon BaseCAMP is a workshop for those new to identity and access management (IAM), new to InCommon, or both. Need a reason to attend this year? We’ll give…

InCommon BaseCAMP 2022 Speaker Spotlight Chad Redman

Joining us in the tent again this year at InCommon BaseCAMP will be Chad Redman, systems programmer/specialist at the University of North Carolina. He will facilitate a session on Access and Grouping that he describes as providing “foundational information” for people not familiar with Grouper or those about to implement it.  During his six years…

Come for the Content; Stay for the Community: Clemson’s Kathy Wright Breaks Down BaseCAMP

“I was very honored to be asked,” said Kathy Wright, systems programmer/developer at Clemson University, of the invitation she received to serve on this year’s planning committee for InCommon BaseCAMP. “I wanted to contribute,” she continued. “The community to which I was introduced last year has helped me and my institution so very much in…

In Retrospect: Reflecting on eduroam’s Migration to the Cloud

Internet2 spent 2021 moving our eduroam infrastructure to the cloud to better support the scaling of our service to primary and secondary schools, as well as museums, libraries, and other public locations that might be available to students.  To reflect on our journey thus far, we invite the research and education community to join us…

Digital Accessibility Through Collaboration: CAMP Social Tool Featured in the Curious Cultivator 

Like so many annual events held in 2021, InCommon’s Campus Architecture and Middleware Planning (CAMP) conference took place virtually. The social app introduced to provide a virtual alternative to networking at an in-person conference wasn’t accessible to people using screen readers. They wouldn’t be able to participate in social sessions and benefit from these important…

Calling All CAMPers! Time to Submit IAM Session Proposals for TechEX22!

The TechEX22 Call for Proposals is officially underway and will remain open until May 6, 2022. And you know what that means for identity and access management professionals? It’s time to go CAMPing!  We invite you to submit an idea for a session and collaborate with peers through the Identity and Access Management (IAM) track,…