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.