Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) Hackathon from March 31 - April 1 at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, in conjunction with the PDA 2017 conference.

Join friends and fellow coders to create innovative solutions to the ongoing challenges facing individuals (including digital humanists and cultural heritage researchers) in the digital age, including how we can best mine, analyze, visualize, and use the immense variety of personal data that we are all creating. 

Visit the PDA Hackathon site to register and to learn more about prizes and the event schedule.

PDA Conference

The PDA 2017 conference will be will be held March 29 - 31 at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, just a short commuter train away from San Francisco. The conference program and schedule are now available here.

There are just 25 spaces left for conference attendees, and we expect these to fill up fast, so please 
register ASAP if you would like to attend!

The PDA conference will shine a spotlight on projects and research by digital archivists, faculty, tool and service developers, independent researchers, and others engaged in the collection, preservation, and study of data shedding light on individuals, their families, and their communities.

The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, posters/demos, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers include 
Kim Christen and Gary Wolf. More info about PDA 2017 (including travel/lodging recommendations) can be found here.

Note the PDA conference is co-scheduled with several other conferences hosted by Stanford Libraries, including 
LDCX (March 27-29, 2017), and BDAX (March 28, 2017), in order to encourage co-attendance and cross-pollination.

We look forward to seeing you as many of you as possible in Palo Alto!


Josh (on behalf of the PDA 2017 planning committee)


Josh Schneider 
Assistant University Archivist
ePADD Community Manager

Special Collections & University Archives 
Stanford University 
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