Friday, April 20
THATCampVA will start on Friday afternoon, April 20, at 3:00 with your choice of a pair of two-hour workshops:
- Introduction to (and conversation about) the newly-launched Neatline
Neatline’s goal is to enable scholars, students, and library and museum professionals to create geospatial and temporal visualizations of archival collections using a Neatline toolset within the popular, open source Omeka exhibition platform.
- Do-it-yourself aerial photography
Have you ever considered getting a high-quality aerial image of your study area or property? This session will discuss DIY aerial techniques, equipment and supplies. Imagine how your work might be part of the spatial humanities.
For planning purposes, it would be helpful if you would indicate your interest in a particular workshop here. And if you have an idea for an ad-hoc workshop/gathering you’d like to have, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to post it on the site to find others who might be interested. We’ll find physical space for you.
Join us for food and libations at a nearby restaurant, Boylan Heights—home of gourmet burgers, salads, and more. The Scholars’ Lab staff will be found in the upstairs area of the restaurant starting at 6:00 p.m. There is a parking deck just behind Boylan Heights and the restaurant validates parking. It’s also within walking distance of the Scholars’ Lab. There are also many other establishments in the area.
Saturday, April 21
On Saturday, registration will open at 8:00 a.m. here in the Scholars’ Lab (directions and parking info). We’ll have breakfast goodies and coffee out at 8:30. The opening session—in which we’ll collectively organize the day—starts at 9:00 sharp. Note that Alderman Library isn’t open to the public until 9:00 a.m., but we’ll be standing at the main entrance starting shortly before 8:00 to let you in.
Finally, during lunch on Saturday: Dork Shorts! These are two-minute elevator-pitch presentations where you’ll have the opportunity to introduce current projects, invite participants into a project, show a cool site, etc. These are even more informal than the regular sessions and the point is to do the introduction—folks can follow up with you afterwards for details. You’ll have access to a computer to show websites. Signups will be available on Saturday morning.