"Hopefully I will convince you that you can learn how to program. I am a Historian not a Programmer. I hope you will see ways that it can help with research and scholarship. This is the age for getting stuff online."
These were the opening words of Caleb McDaniel, Prof. of History at Rice University. It was not the first time he was coming to the graduate Digital Humanities class at Rice. But today, I thought he was fun to listen to as he tried to introduce the topic to us informally – “Doing Digital Research Programmatically.”
Our readings included Jason Heppler’s “How I learned Code,” Caleb McDaniel’s “Learning Python,” William Turkel, “A Workflow for Digital Research using off-the-shelf tools,” and others that captured how to do programing.