DHSI XPath Workshop June 11, and Digital Mitford Coding School, June 27 – July 1, 2017

Posted on February 21st, 2017 .

Seeking participants in two events:

1) A DHSI workshop on “Steering the XPath” that I am offering on Sun. June 11, in which we attempt to use XPath to navigate a small tugboat in the Victoria Bay. (Just kidding, but anyone who’d like a Crash Course on XPath and what you can do with it, or really on anything to do with Grappling with XML Projects, is most especially welcome here! I’m happy to orient the session to the interests and background of the participants.)

2) The Digital Mitford Coding School to be held June 27 – July 1, 2017, after the DHSI is over, and of which that workshop offers some preview.

The Digital Mitford Coding School offers an unusual opportunity to gain hands-on experience with coding and textual scholarship by working with materials from an active digital project. We welcome past coding school participants and new coders alike, and participants in the Coding School with interests in women writers sometimes join the editing team.

Registration for the Coding School is $180 for graduate students and adjunct instructors, and $300 for full-time faculty, librarians, and editors, and there is no additional cost for housing on Pitt-Greensburg’s campus. Participants are encouraged to seek support from their host institutions for travel expenses.

All participants can expect to gain experience with decision-making with TEI, regular expression matching to construct XML from text and other document formats, and with XPath and its applications. In discussing the TEI, I’ll also be sharing my experience in the past year as a member of the TEI Technical Council, working on maintaining and updating the Guidelines.

Those participants wishing to begin the Coding School with XPath may elect to gain experience in transforming and publishing XML to build digital editions and process markup as data for analysis and visualization. We ask that people indicate their background and what they hope to learn with us in an e-mail of interest directed to me at ebb8 at pitt.edu.

E-mails of interest should be sent me between now and April 3 so we can work out how best to plan the Coding School. Registration fees will be due May 15. For more information and how to apply, please see http://bit.ly/digMit2017

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