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THATCamp–Gainesville 2016

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The 2016 Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) is a free digital humanities camp for students, teachers, faculty, IT professionals, and community members. THATCamp features sessions on text encoding, community engagement, oral histories, digital mapping, and more. The Camp will be on Saturday, April 23, at Santa Fe College’s Center for Innovation and Economic Development.

“THATCamp-Gainesville provides an ideal environment to build connections for collaboration and innovation,” said Laurie N. Taylor, Digital Scholarship Librarian for UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries. “With its open format, participants from all fields and from universities, colleges, tech companies, non-profits, and others across North Florida will engage and collaborate. These collaborations can result in new classes, new projects that became grant-funded projects, and new ways of working together within and across our many communities of practice.”

The “unconference” style of THATCamp allows participants to submit session proposals for consideration by other attendees and encourages collaboration before, during, and after the event. After participants determine the schedule, ThatCamp proceeds with free-form discussion and time used to actively create, build, write, hack, and solve problems. Visit gainesville2016.thatcamp.org for more information, to register, or submit a session proposal.