Things to do for/on May 28
- If you have a smartphone, download the SCVNGR (you will be using this on the afternoon of the 28th)
- If you haven’t, complete the 3 required Codecademy tracks
- If you want, sign up for a Twitter account (if you don’t have one already) – remember to use the #msuchi hashtag when tweeting about fieldschool related stuff.
- Sign up for a Gravatar account (if you don’t already have one)
- Activate your course blog account (you will receive an email by Tuesday)
- Introduce yourself to the world on the blog. Tell us a little about your background and your interests. Be sure talk about why you are taking the fieldschool – why is cultural heritage informatics important to you? This should be done by the end of the week (Friday).
- Have a look at the Creative Commons Licenses. For each thing you post to the fieldschool blog, you will need to choose the license that best works for you – which means you need to have at least a passing familiarity with what the licenses actually mean. several years ago, the incomparable Bethany Nowviskie (Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library and Associate Director of the Scholarly Communication Institute) wrote a thoughtful piece about why she was switching the license on her blog and Flickr stream from CC-BY-NC to CC-BY. It is definitely worth a read.
- Intro to the fieldschool
- Student Intros
- How the schedule works
- Assignments, etc
- Final Project
- Tools and infrastructure we’ll use
- What is Cultural Heritage Informatics (what is informatics)
- born digital heritage vs. digitized heritage
- Why a fieldschool?
- What is visualization?
- Why visualization?
- Current state of heritage visualization
- Visualization tools
- SCVNGR trek
Things to do for/on May 29
- Project Management
- Building Partnerships
- Developing an Idea
- Drafting a vision document
- Writing a Spec
- Recruiting/Building a Team
- Managing expectations and being clear about responsibilities
- Develop a workplan
- MAMP/WAMP & WP installation challenge
- Tutorial for MAMP & Tutorial for WAMP (using the WordPRess Auto Installer)
- If WP was easy and you are feeling ambitious, try installing Omeka
To be Done for/on May 30
- Read A Gentle Introduction to Version Control
- Sign up for a GitHub account
- Download GitHub client (Mac or Windows)
- Read the Profhacker GitHub Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
- Watch First Look: Collaboration with Git and GitHub
- Tools for managing a project
- Version Control (distributed vs. centralized vs. social)
- Issue tracking/bug tracking
- Task and milestone management
- Introduction to GitHub
- Launching a project
- Promotion & Sustainability
- Building a Community
- Letting a project die (gracefully)
- Reporting (the the power’s that be, to the community, to partners, to funders)
- Github Challenge
- Project Document challenge
- Morning: envision the project with your team, collaboratively write the vision document
- Afternoon: Present the project, modify project if needed, discuss resources/needs/staff/etc. Write workplan, design design visual prototypes.
- Project Vision Document Template