Tales of a THATCamp newbie

Here’s my post-THATCamp reflection.  Hope everyone keeps sharing here and on twitter.

Awesome Twitter archive of conference – needs editing

I’ve posted ALL the tweets (I think) from #thatcamp arranged by session at adellef.co/318 . Sadly, my brain gave out, so a number of tweets are unaffiliated with their proper session. Your Comments could help, though!

I’ve temporarily made my blog open to all comments (I usually have to approve every one so as to prevent certain enlargement advertisers from using my site inappropriately).  This means you’ll see your comments pop up automatically, at least until later this week when the SPAM gets really bad.

Thanks in advance for your assistance, kind thatcamp’ers!


Several Blog Post Links

I’ve done some blogging while at THATCamp and since I’ve come home.

Great unconference you guys! You’ve given me a lot to think about and I already have some ideas about things I want to try to do in response both at my place of work and in my own scholarship. Thanks all!

Get Your Very Own TCSE Shirt! (Really?? Yes, Really!)

Did you thrill to the weekend of TCSE tweets that just passed you by? Did you wish you could have been a part of the action? Did you salivate when we posted a sneak preview of our shirts and name tags?


Did you want your own?

Well, now’s your chance. For the low, low price of $10, we will ship you your own TCSE shirt anywhere within the continental US. Yes, that’s right, you’ll get a beautiful, chocolate-brown shirt delivered to your door via the USPS for only $10. And need we say that these shirts normally cost $18, even without the amazing logo? And that’s without shipping!

So if you’d like a shirt, please make a donation in the amount of $10 (or more, if you’d like!) using the button at the right. Make sure you put your address in using the “special instructions” box:

And yes, if you ask nicely, we’ll even throw in a customized name tag! At the moment, we have shirts in the following sizes:


  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L


  • M (please note that women’s medium shirts are anvil rather than American Apparel)
  • 2XL

The numbers in each size are limited, so don’t delay! Get your TCSE on TODAY!

Resources from Introduction to Programming with Python

I wanted to thank everyone for their participating in the Introduction to Programming with Python and the follow-up session on Django during THATCamps’s BootCamp!

As mentioned during the session I am linking a few resources that can be helpful for aspiring Python Programmers as well as a few other resources referenced.  I hope everyone finds them useful.

Great Python Resources

Other Resources

  • Cool URI’s Don’t Change – Stable and persistent URIs are a vital part of creating durable scholarly works and the foundation of linked data.  Every digital scholar can benefit from reading this article.
  • O’Reilly on The Importance of Unit Testing – Always important to create a sustainable and extensible application, unit tests can be particularly vital in scholarly projects because of their long lifecycle.

Code From Sessions

Here are the hacky pages of code I was displaying during our session discussion.  I don’t see an ability to upload files here so I’m linking them as Google docs.



Favorite session? Ideas for improvement?

Hi all, intrepid THATCamp Coordinator Amanda French here, signing on from the Center for History and New Media to ask you to fill out our THATCamp evaluation survey. It’s brief, and we’d love to hear from you. I must say I’m particularly keen to see what comes up in the “favorite session” fields, though those, like most in the survey, are not required.

Here’s the evaluation: surveymonkey.com/s/thatcampeval

Meanwhile, I have to give all of you a big fat “Strongly agree” on the Likert scale to the imagined survey items stating: “THATCamp Southeast provided a most interesting weekend Twitter stream” and “THATCamp Southeast participants came up with some fascinating session ideas and wrote some terrific blog posts.”

Post-Camp Blogging

I’ll collect the series of posts I’ll be making this week about my THATCamp SE experiences here.  Expect updates.

I’d like to add a special thank you to our hosts, expression of admiration verging on jealousy for the beauty and functionality of the Emory Library space and its awesome guest wireless connection, and thanks to all who participated in conversations with me (or near me so I could eavesdrop.)  I learned a lot.  Best wishes to all – Phoebe Acheson, @classicslib


Why I Love THATCamp

Check out my post on “Why I Love THATCamp”! I don’t allow comments on my homepage, but I’d love to hear what you think here!

Envisioning Librarian/Scholar Collaborations

Group-edited notes here. And here’s one attempt to summarize. Please comment, amend, and contribute your own summaries!

#Alt-ac Session Notes

Group edited notes here.

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