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Performant at ACH 2019

"ACH 2019 provides a forum for conversations on an expansive definition of digital humanities in a broad array of subject areas, methods, and communities of practice." We were thrilled to be there!

Performant at ACH 2019

Our VP of Development, Jamie Folsom (standing at center rear) at the DH Dev Meetup at ACH 2019 in Pittsburgh PA.

The first annual ACH conference took place in Pittsburgh, PA this year, and I was fortunate to have been able to attend.

The conference explicitly embraced a leitmotiv of intersectionality and inclusiveness, and the energy was unmistakeably welcoming and positive.

I had the pleasure of participating in a roundtable on “The State of DH Development”, with several seasoned, thoughtful practitioners: @suttonkoeser, @zoe_leblanc (now Dr. Zoe LeBlanc!), and our fearless leader @matthewlincoln.

My observations were about how similar-seeming DH projects sometimes do, and sometimes don’t, converge.

The panel was attended by a great group of people, whose questions and observations added immensely to the conversation. I share a few below.

Jeremy Boggs (@jeremykboggs), asked a question, and shared an anecdote, about the political dimensions of technology tools choices.

Patrick Burns (@diyclassics), asked whether code itself is a humanities artifact. Great question, which got me thinking. He followed up on twitter, with a link to his medium post on the topic.

Whether or not you were at ACH2019, if you’ve got a DH project in mind, and you want to hear about our DH software development expertise, or perhaps you’re interested in discussing our DH Consulting Services, we’d love to hear from you.