Reclaiming Personal Computing: or, Your Life in Plain Text - 11/8/2019

After one too many late nights fixing his citation manager’s corrupted database, switching the references and headings in a word processing document from character-styles to document-styles, and getting text to wrap correctly around figures, Pomona College Professor Joseph C. Osborn made a decision to minimize the “magic” in the computer programs and document formats he used.  While initially born out of frustration, working primarily in interchangeable, portable text files quickly opened up new possibilities for revision control, workflow automation, and even new forms of expression by combining different programs and programming languages, which would not have been possible while stuck within a single software product.  In this tutorial, Prof. Osborn walks through one path towards reclaiming the “personal” in “personal computing” (with a focus on the 43-year-old programmable text editor Emacs) and how he has cultivated his work environment around his particular needs and tastes—in the hopes that participants will take away tools for taking back control over their computers from app stores and Web developers.

Python Clinic - 10/11/2019

Trying to get started with your Python learning but overwhelmed by all the options? Which Python version? Which programming environment? What is a Jupyter Notebook anyway? What does this error message mean? Come with your laptop and your questions for informal troubleshooting and peer support session. You will need to have install privileges on your machine. We will mostly concentrate on the Anaconda Python distribution. As usual, there will be snacks !

So, You’re Writing a Thesis - 9/13/2019

Starting a big research project, long-term assignment, or senior thesis? Interested in learning more about some of the digital tools that can help you stay organized throughout the process? This week’s Digital Pop Up led by Leigh Anne Lieberman, Director of the Digital Research Studio for DH@CC, will help you get going on the right foot. Come with questions – stay for the cookies!

Digital Pop Up


Want to learn a new digital platform? Have a question about a digital project you’ve been brainstorming? Our monthly Digital Pop Up sessions are the perfect venue to learn and experiment, meet new colleagues and be inspired.

Fall 2019 Schedule


Date: 9/13 | 10/11 | 11/8 | 12/13
Time:  2:00-3:30PM
Place: Research Studio, Honnold Mudd Library

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