DH Tech Blog

This is the DHTech blog. There are three types of blog posts: ADayInTheLifeOf, 2Simple2Mention, and WhatsHappening. ADayInTheLifeOf aims to give the reader an idea of what a day in the work life of a DH techie looks like. It can be anything the author wants to share about their job. 2Simple2Mention provides a space to live for all these technical problems that we sometimes need a lot of time to fix but that turn out to be super simple. We don't write them down because we think it's so simple we will remember, and spend the same amount of time on them again the next time (or someone else is). WhatsHappening reports on current events in the DHTech space. Enjoy reading!

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by Julia Damerow

I love my job. It is very interesting and challenging, I get to learn new things all the time, and some semesters I teach, which I enjoy a lot. Some days, however, are like 2020, you just want them to end.

2020-08-14

#ADayInTheLifeOf

Simply updating the Django version ...

by Malte Vogl

For a small project running on Django, I was planning to do a tiny upgrade. Just changing from Django 2 to Django 3... What could possibly go wrong!

2020-08-14

#ADayInTheLifeOf

Zope 2.10 in Docker, or Applied Software Archaeology

by Robert Casties

I wanted to migrate the old website on the server to a Docker image for Zope so I could use it in a docker-compose setup together with a standard PostgreSQL container. How hard could that be?

2020-08-17

#ADayInTheLifeOf

Sharing Users between Django projects

by Malte Vogl

You should never share Django user databases between projects! But sometimes....

2020-11-26

#2Simple2Mention

DHTech Technical Mentorship Program

by DHTech

A survey to gauge the interest of the community for a technical mentorship program.

2021-03-18

#WhatsHappening

DHtech on Twitter

by DHtech

DHtech is now tweeting @dhtech_group

2021-04-14

#WhatsHappening

First DHtech Meetup as an ADHO SIG

by DHtech

The first DHTech Meetup as a SIG took place on 29th of September. Members of the initial steering committee introduced themselves and shared some ongoing projects of the SIG. The attendees discussed the specific focus of DH software development in context to the wider RSE movement.

2021-09-30

#WhatsHappening

Greatly improved DH link list

by DHTech

Thanks to Moritz Maehr, DHTech now has a vastly improved list of curated DH related links. Have a look at them and consider adding your own tips for resources and tools as a pull request!

2021-12-21

#WhatsHappening

A Code Review Process for DH

by Julia Damerow

The Code Review Working Group of DHTech is starting the alpha phase of implementing a code review process for the digital humanities. For the initial round of reviews, we are looking for people willing to submit code for review and people willing to review someone else’s code.

2022-03-23

#WhatsHappening

Awesome DHTools has new Maintainers

by DHTech

Our "Awesome DHTools" repository has two new maintainers: Moritz Mähr and Diego Siqueira!

2022-05-27

#WhatsHappening

Awesome DHTools has new Maintainers

by DHTech

Our "Awesome DHTools" repository has two new maintainers: Moritz Mähr and Diego Siqueira!

2022-05-27

#WhatsHappening

A Code Review Process for DH

by Julia Damerow

The Code Review Working Group of DHTech is starting the alpha phase of implementing a code review process for the digital humanities. For the initial round of reviews, we are looking for people willing to submit code for review and people willing to review someone else’s code.

2022-03-23

#WhatsHappening

Greatly improved DH link list

by DHTech

Thanks to Moritz Maehr, DHTech now has a vastly improved list of curated DH related links. Have a look at them and consider adding your own tips for resources and tools as a pull request!

2021-12-21

#WhatsHappening

First DHtech Meetup as an ADHO SIG

by DHtech

The first DHTech Meetup as a SIG took place on 29th of September. Members of the initial steering committee introduced themselves and shared some ongoing projects of the SIG. The attendees discussed the specific focus of DH software development in context to the wider RSE movement.

2021-09-30

#WhatsHappening

DHtech on Twitter

by DHtech

DHtech is now tweeting @dhtech_group

2021-04-14

#WhatsHappening

DHTech Technical Mentorship Program

by DHTech

A survey to gauge the interest of the community for a technical mentorship program.

2021-03-18

#WhatsHappening