Resources from THATCamp Newark Collaboration 2014

April 4 was a resounding success, with participants from Rutgers, NJIT and the Newark Public Library in attendance. We created a number of interesting reference documents that may be of use to many, so I’m sharing them here.

One of the first sessions on the schedule was a hybrid session, explaining what digital humanities means, and then segueing into a discussion of possible DH projects for the 350th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the City of Newark.

Davida Scharff ran a session on how to become a Wikipedia Editor. She shared a her presentation, “College Students as Wikipedia Editors,” and accompanying bibliography with the group. Adriana Cuervo, Associate Director of the Institute for Jazz Studies, took descriptive notes for the session that many readers will find helpful.

One of our afternoon time slots was devoted to a Code Academy, having folks dig into some basic coding by altering the code for Krista’s “Newark Eats” map to suit their own purposes.

Take a look at notes from the Community Collaboration session, run by Dr. Mary Rizzo, which tackled issues of partnerships between academic and community institutions.