Aedunno, it seemed like a pretty high bar for THATCamp, too. I applied anyway and they let me sneak in. :) I had no regrets. I felt very welcome there and there were some truly fascinating conversations with that slightly different group. I would anticipate a few of the same faces at the Speaking in Code summit. It's a wonderful campus in terms of aesthetics, as well.
#justsayin apply and see if you get to go rather than self limiting and definitely disappointing yerself.
> On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM, Sam Kome <[log in to unmask]>
>> Thanks Wayne and kudos to UVa on the inclusivity statement.
>> I would be interested to know who attends; that call* looks like a pretty
>> fine filter. If the list is ever made public I will immediately follow
>> them all on [SocialMedia].
>> Sam Kome | Assistant Director, R&D |The Claremont Colleges Library
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>> Graham, Wayne (wsg4w)
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>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] "Speaking in Code" summit, UVa Library
> Scholars' Lab
>> (Please excuse cross-posting, and help us get the word out about this
>> opportunity for digital humanities software developers!)
>> We're pleased to announce that applications are open for "Speaking
>> Code," a 2-day, NEH-funded symposium and summit to be held at the UVa
>> Library Scholars' Lab in Charlottesville, Virginia this November 4th
>> "Speaking in Code" will bring together a small cohort of
> intermediate to
>> advanced digital humanities software developers for two days of
>> conversation and agenda-setting. Our goal will be to give voice to what is
>> almost always tacitly expressed in DH development work: expert knowledge
>> about the intellectual and interpretive dimensions of code-craft, and
>> unspoken understandings about the relation of our labor and its products to
>> ethics, scholarly method, and humanities theory.
>> Over the course of two days, participants will:
>> * reflect on and express, from developers' own points of view, what is
>> particular to the humanities and of scholarly significance in DH software
>> development products and practices;
>> * and collaboratively devise an action-oriented agenda to bridge the gaps
>> in critical vocabulary and discourse norms that can frequently distance
>> creators of humanities platforms or tools from the scholars who use and
>> critique them.
>> In addition to Scholars' Lab staff (Jeremy Boggs, Wayne Graham, Eric
>> Rochester, and Bethany Nowviskie), facilitators include Stephen Ramsay,
>> William J. Turkel, Stéfan Sinclair, Hugh Cayless, and Tim Sherratt. A
>> limited number of need-based travel bursaries are available to
>> participants. The SLab particularly encourages and will prioritize
>> participation of developers who are women, people of color, LGBTQ, or from
>> other under-represented groups. See "You Are Welcome Here" for
> more info:
>> This will be the first focused meeting to address the implications of
>> tacit knowledge exchange in digital humanities software development. Visit
>> the Speaking in Code website to register your interest! Apply by September
>> 12th for best consideration.