Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LA Open Source Hackathon 2014, October 4 @ UCLA

The LA Open Source Hackathon is an event for coders interested in contributing to open source projects. We are proud to partner with UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities and Cars.com for this year’s hackathon.
The $10 registration fee includes the opportunity to:
  • Meet fellow developers from the local tech community, and students/staff at UCLA
  • Work on the open source project of your choice in a fun, friendly environment
  • Enjoy coffee, lunch, and snacks throughout the day
This event is for professional software developers and/or UCLA-affiliated staff and students. Any recruiters or non-programming professionals who do not work on open-source projects will be asked to leave without a refund.

Please register here.

THATCamp DHSocCal 2014: “Diving into the Digital Humanities”

October 24-25
San Diego State University@ The new Aztec Student Union

This ThatCamp is special because it is organized through a unique collaboration between 4 regional institutions: San Diego State University, UCSD, Cal State University at San Marcos, and University of San Diego. Inspired by the open, grass-roots efforts of our regional networking group, DHSoCal, this ThatCamp promotes working together and collaborating across disciplinary, departmental, and institutional divides.

All ThatCamps are open to all kinds of campers, but this one is envisioned as a way to get new folks engaged in the DH and to create new networks of collaboration. So, if you have any kind of inkling to learn about the Digital Humanities– whether you’re already a dedicated digital humanist researcher or an absolute newbie, whether you are a student, teacher, or curious community member– come to camp!

Our ThatCamp is about jumping into the Digital Humanities, getting wet, and learning to swim.

Dive in. The water’s fine!

For information and registration, please go to the THATCamp DHSoCal website.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Join UCLA DH on June 6 for our End-of-the-Year Party!

Friday, June 6
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The easiest place to park is probably the visitor area (sixth level) of Parking Structure 5.

Join us as we celebrate the DH program's third year at UCLA! This year, we'll feature macarons from 'Lette Macarons alongside the amazing work our students have been doing this year. 

All are welcome! RSVPs requested (though not required) so that we can be sure to have enough food on hand.

10:30-10:35 Welcome
10:35-11:40 Lightning presentations of DH spring capstone projects
11:40-11:45 DH graduate portfolio presentation
11:45–11:50 Presentation of certificates to graduating students
11:50-12:30 Food and project demos

Friday, April 25, 2014

What's in a name?

I wanted to follow up on a comment from our recent DHSoCal gathering.  Someone (I'm sorry that I can't remember exactly who it was), mentioned that the term "Digital Humanities" is a loaded one, and said that they avoided using it with their colleagues.

I'd like to know if you also avoid using the term DH.  And if so, what ways do you describe your DH-related work, if not with that term?