The Digital Boot Camp at Dickinson College is an intensive 10-day paid training program to help students develop skills to produce and manage digital media content. During the program you will learn and practice the basics of how to manage and display content in WordPress, edit audio and video, use Geographic Information Systems to create custom maps, and more. You will practice skills on sample data provided by Dickinson faculty-led digital humanities projects. At the end of the experience, you will display the results of your work to interested faculty members, and be ready to apply for employment on faculty-led digital projects during the summer or during the academic year. Even those who do not find such employment will learn valuable skills that can be used both in academic work and later in professional settings. The program focuses not just on digital tools but also covers the theory and practice of how to communicate ideas and convey information effectively in the digital realm.
The program is split between online tutorials and on-campus instruction (see schedule). It is limited to 18 attendees, each of whom will receive housing, access to software and proprietary online training materials, and a $350 stipend to cover living expenses for the on-campus portion. Participants must be on campus the morning of January 14, and are approved to access their campus housing on January 14. Those who will require housing for the night of the 13 should indicate that on the application so arrangements can be made. Those students accepted into the workshop will be notified the first week of December, and will be required to attend one of two mandatory orientation sessions: Monday, December 9, 12:00-2:00 p.m. or Tuesday December 10, 12:00-2:00 p.m. To apply, fill out the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your application on or before Monday, November 26 at 5:00pm.
The program is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.