Start of the semester with some digital skill-building! Register in advance for the following workshops, scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th, and Thursday, February 16th in the evening.
Wednesday, February 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructors: Jojo Karlin and Mary Catherine Kinniburgh
Do you have folders full of documents like “draft_1”, “draft_final”, “draft_finalfinal,” and “draft_reallytrulyfinal”? Are you worried about backing up your work and looking for a secure way to save drafts of your work? Does the idea of accessing the vast quantity of code available on the internet terrify and excite you? If so, come learn the most basic steps of using git version-control software and GitHub, the web-based git repository hosting service. This introductory level workshop will guide you through the basic structure of git on your own computer (BRING YOUR LAPTOP!) and GitHub.com. You will learn the basics: what a repository is, why you would use one to back up your code, and the basic commands that allow you to do so.
Thursday, February 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructors: Mary Catherine Kinniburgh (GC Digital Fellow) and Stephen Zweibel (GC Library)
This workshop will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of ensuring your digital humanities project gets off the ground–and even takes flight. We’ll cover the basics of articulating a clear research question or statement of purpose, how to obtain funding, where to seek resources, ways to manage digital (and collaborative) workflows, and options for presenting your work in digital or traditional formats. We welcome participants with specific projects already in mind, or those who would like a better understanding of how to create and manage digital work.