• Who should attend?

    Digital Humanities developers and project managers. Due to space restrictions, participation is limited to 40-50 participants.

  • Who will be presenting?

    George Oates (Open Library), Mano Marks (Google Maps), Raymond Yee (Data Unbound), Kirrily Robert (Freebase), and Peter Keane (UT Austin). We welcome lightning talks from participants to demo their own work.


The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities hosted a two-day workshop on developing APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for the digital humanities. The workshop gathered 50 digital humanities scholars and developers, who along with industry leaders demonstrated their APIs during this “working weekend.” We discussed ways that existing and future APIs could be leveraged for digital humanities projects.

The workshop format consisted of morning presentations and afternoon unconferencing. We also scheduled time for lightning talks. Some participants sought to explore hands-on hacking of APIs following presentations; others discussed ways that they could use an existing API. The workshop included participants of varying skill levels and technical knowledge, and engaged both developers and project managers.

Questions can be directed to Dave Lester: dlester@umd.edu.

Support from NEH
Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities for funding this event through the Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program.

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