OCR Software notes

Does anyone have notes to the OCR session? I would love to get an idea of what I missed.

Thank you!

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Final Thoughts

Great conference. I learned quite a bit, more than I thought I would. Great food and great presentations. Thanks Chatham for hosting us on your lovely campus with buildings close to one another, easy walking distance. Thanks again.

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Day 2 important info

Thanks to all of those who returned on an early Sunday morning and welcome to the any new comers!

Please read the following announcements:

  • The Library restrooms are closed this morning, so please use those in Eddy Theatre.
  • Be sure to fill out the evaluations. Any and all feedback is welcomed!
  • Food, food, food! There is plenty of food in the lobby of Eddy Theatre. Lunch will be provided soon too. Please help us take the extras home.
  • Finally, please be sure to seek out Samantha Parish, THATCamp organizer, and give her a heartfelt thanks! It was Samantha’s idea to bring THATCamp to Pittsburgh and to create this wonderful opportunity for those in the region to gather to discuss all things digital humanities. She has been planning this project for a year and spent much of her time and money attending other THATCamp conferences in order to prepare. Samantha is an undergraduate (senior) History major at Chatham and her passion, enthusiasm and dedication exemplifies that we hope all Chatham College for Women to be. Thank you and wonderful job, Samantha!!

Have a great day!

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Time to get Social!

Please join us at Social at Bakery Square from 5:00-?? Food is on THATCamp!

See directions below:


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Hip Hip Hooray!

Yowsa! THATCamp Pittsburgh has truly come together! Great list of attendees from diverse backgrounds, proposals starting to come in, and a fun night planned for Saturday @ Social in Bakery Square. I am truly thankful to all those that have made this weekend possible, especially Lauren Panton from Chatham University, who’s tireless and pleasant demeanor has gotten this organizer through many a rough patch.

So, come rested up and ready to play/learn/listen/speak/collaborate. It’s gonna be a dandy!

P.S. If you can’t make it, but want to follow along, our Twitter tag is #TCPGH13.


Samantha Parish, Organizer – THATCamp Pittsburgh

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Registration Fee Reminder

Just a quick reminder that there is a $20 registration fee to attend THATCamp Pittsburgh. But…there are waivers for Chatham University undergrads, and all persons volunteering for THATCamp Pittsburgh. Please bring cash or check to registration the morning of the Camp. The fee covers both days, your tee shirt, breakfast and lunch both days, as well as food at Social in Bakery Square on Saturday evening.

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The Final Stretch!

Hello THATCamp Pittsburgh Attendees!

The time is nearing for the first THATCamp Pittsburgh! I hope you will consider proposing sessions – it’s easy – just check out the Propose tab and it will guide you through the process.

There are plenty of fantastic folks signed up for the Camp, but if you know of anyone else that would like to attend please let them know that registration ends today at noon! Pass the word!


Samantha Parish, Organizer – THATCamp Pittsburgh

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THATCamp Pittsburgh Registration Deadline

Dear Potential THATCampers:

Registration for THATCamp Pittsburgh will close at noon on September, 25, 2013. Don’t wait to the bitter end….spaces are filling up!


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An Undergraduate’s Observations, and other semi-relevant rants.

As I begin my Senior year at Chatham University I am besieged by multiple feelings and observations. Joy, sadness, ambivalence, fear of the unknown — all of these adjectives aptly describe my first day of my final year at Chatham.

But, what do you care how I feel? Well, if you are an educator, then it is imperative that you understand the angst that we undergrads feel. We are excited and scared; but most of all we are hopeful. All of us, for the most part, want to impress future employers, friends, loved ones and new acquaintances with our new-found knowledge. We want to show everyone that we are women (and men) of the World. We are go-getters. We are ready to lead.

One way in which we may reach our goals of enlightenment regarding education is to embrace technology. It is with this in mind that I have been such a boisterous proponent of THATCamp Pittsburgh. I am not the most technically savvy student, and perhaps I never will be. I certainly will do my best to understand the technology that is so pervasive in everyday life, as well as it’s applications to the scholarship of my field.

So….observations that I have made today: The students here, at Chatham, are excited to learn more about Digital Humanities and how they may incorporate them in their studies. Everyone wants to be on the cutting edge (well, almost everyone), and THATCamp Pittsburgh promises to offer opportunities to it’s attendees to be a part of that cutting edge.

Educators from the Pittsburgh region and beyond, can you hear that?? It is the collective “Wow” of students across the area who are finding out about THATCamp Pittsburgh and what it has to offer them. I hope all of you that value the Humanities and the important role they play in our educational experiences will be a part of this Camp. Come learn, collaborate, question, teach. Then take that knowledge back to your classrooms and share it with your students — whether they are undergrads, graduates, elementary school, high schoolers….you get the drift. We all need to know this stuff to be competitive in the real world. Don’t let us down.

Samantha Parish, Organizer THATCamp Pittsburgh

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Woot Woot! THATCamp Pittsburgh Schedule/Info is Updated!

THATCamp Pittsburgh doesn’t rest….even on a Friday evening! I am pleased to announce that the schedules and workshops have been updated. Along with that, there has been a Google Map added, as well as a link to the Chatham University shuttle schedule.

I am thrilled that we have such a wonderful group of workshop presenters, supporters, and a fabulous keynote speaker. There is variety of topic, as well as technological level, to suit beginners to the more advanced in Digital Technologies. Let’s keep this dialogue fresh and spontaneous!

So….don’t let all of this talent and hard work go to waste. Register! After all, how could you resist such a great opportunity (and let’s not forget the free tee shirt).

Samantha Parish Р Organizer, THATCamp Pittsburgh

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