I planned on writing my Day of DH posts at the end of the day so I could reflect on it, rather than updating throughout my day. I call this time my reflection time. I wanted to look back on my day and the semester and reflect on what I have learned and what experiences I have had.
I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to the computing world as I have only taken a handful of courses directed at computing history, knowledges, and different types of code: HTML and TEI are the two main codes that I have learned and are still learning about. I also consider myself a beginner as I am “old school” when it comes to note taking etc. I really enjoy writing with a pen on a piece of paper and scribbling all over it. It is safe to say though that my perspective has changed after taking these courses. I utilize my computer more and more and I am also more interested at learning more about them and what the web has to offer.
( I often call the web the “inter-google”….thought I would let everyone know and maybe have a giggle hehe)
I find myself right clicking on web pages and clicking on “Inspect” or “Inspect Element” just to see how it was coded. Did they use HTML or TEI or some other symbols that I have no clue about but I will google on the intergoogle. Digital Humanities has really intrigued me and I am really looking forward to pursuing it more in the future and teaching other students, friends and family members about the Digital world. What I take away most from my Digital Humanities classes is that anyone can be a coder no matter what your knowledge or skill level is regarding computing. Digital Humanities is not as scary or as complicated as I thought it was going to be as it is more than just coding. Just by using my word processor and opening an email today makes me a Digital Humanist.
I cannot wait to visit the DayofDH website next year and see what new projects people are working on or have been completed!