PhD students Jeri Wieringa and Celeste Sharpe will host a Digital Humanities focused Rails Girls event at George Mason University, September 6 and 7.
Designed to help bridge the gender gap in programming, the workshop will focus on questions of programming in humanities research through the creation of a simple Ruby on Rails application. The participants are a diverse group, encompassing museum professionals, librarians and archivists, undergraduate and graduate students, and advanced scholars and professors from all over the Washington DC area, the Northeast, and as far away as California.
Lending their expertise to the workshop is an amazing team of coaches comprised of scholars already working in the digital humanities as well as professional developers from the DC area. The event is made possible with the generous help of the Department of History and Art History, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and the Provost’s Office at George Mason University along with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, and GitHub.
September 04, 2013