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Announcements and instructions from the organizers about THATCamp logistics.

Sign up now for workshops!

As you know, THATCamp Canberra will run over three days — from Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November. On the Friday there’ll be a series of introductory workshops to get you primed for the unconference that’ll run across Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule for the workshops is now online and you’ll see it’s an exciting and varied mix – everything from a crash course in regular expressions to a discussion of the poetics of online collections:

The morning sessions are shorter and will provide an overview of particular technologies, concepts or issues. In the afternoon we’ll get our hands dirty, trying out some tools and examples.

During the lunch break there’ll also be a collection visualisation showcase from the Digital Treasures Program at the University of Canberra.

Bring a laptop if you can, particularly for the afternoon sessions – although the ‘Wikipedia and Trove’ workshop will be held in a computer lab. Wifi will be available.

Places are limited and we’ll need to juggle the available rooms based on interest, so please sign up now! At the bottom of each session description you’ll see a ‘Sign up’ link – just click on this and submit your details to register your interest in that session. No need to sign up for the lunchtime showcase.

THATCamp and Trove

Trove turns five in November, and we intend to celebrate in style. No party hats and birthday cake for us — we want to bring people together to build, learn and share. We’ll be kicking off Trovember with THATCamp Canberra, a digital humanities unconference.

THATCamps (The Humanities And Technology) explore the possibilities and problems raised by the application of technology to the humanities. They’re unconferences, which means no prepared talks or Powerpoint — the program is developed on the spot based on the interests of participants. Do you want to know more about new tools or methods for digital research? Visualisation? Big data? APIs? Digitisation? THATCamps are a great place to start.

The Trove team is always on the lookout for innovative research using our data. We know there are some exciting projects out there, but we want more! We also want to help people make use of our API to build tools and interfaces, or simply streamline their research. Trove and THATCamp seem like a perfect match.

Don’t be intimidated — everyone from complete newbies to hardened coders will be welcome at THATCamp Canberra. And to help you find your feet we’ll be starting off with a series of workshops to introduce some of the tools, methods, technologies and standards used in the digital humanities.

It’s our birthday, let’s make stuff.