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Humanist Archives: June 2, 2021, 7:29 a.m. Humanist 35.60 - events: an online hackathon

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 60.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
                      Hosted by DH-Cologne
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        Date: 2021-06-01 19:19:28+00:00
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello@GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: DTS online hackathon, info session

Dear colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to an information session on the
first online hackathon
(https://distributed-text- related
to the Distributed Text Services API specifications
( (DTS),
which is planned for 27 September - 8 October 2021.

DTS is an API specification aiming to provide a standard way for clients
to interact with collections of documents. It allows users to access
many text collections using the same client software, and also allows
editors to publish text collections in a usable way.

Aim of the DTS Hackathon is to raise awareness of these specifications,
encourage their use and, ultimately, to improve the DTS ecosystem of
datasets and tools. The hackathon proposes two types of hacks: 1) data
hacks, aimed at exposing new or already existing textual resources via a
DTS-compliant API and 2) tool hacks, aimed at enlarging the offer of
DTS-compatible tools by extending existing software or developing new
ones. The event is generously funded by the dhCenter UNIL-EPFL, as well
as the École Nationale des Chartes.

The information session will take place in English on Wednesday 23 June
2021 at 17:00 CESTover Zoom and last about 1 hour.  In this info session
we will:

   *briefly introduce the DTS API and the intent of this hackathon

   *explain how the hackathon will take place

   *discuss your early stage “hack ideas”

   *answer any questions regarding the hackathon

We believe the event may be of interest to any one with responsibilities
involving writing code and implementing software to publish texts
online, and especially to those dealing with collections of texts, in
any language and from any period and area.

If you are interested in taking part in the hackathon and get to know
more during the info session, please send us an email to or so we
can add you to the list of attendees and share with you the link ahead
of the info session.

Please share with any interested party

Looking forward to hearing from you
Matteo Romanello and Pietro Liuzzo

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