As the content and user base for Bamboo DiRT continues to grow, we've brought together the following group of volunteers from a diverse set of backgrounds to shape the future of the site and help keep our taxonomies relevant, useful and well-organized.
Interested in contributing directly to the future of Bamboo DiRT? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com.
Jonathan Armoza works for Google as a Technical Account Manager, and part-time Engineer for Google’s digital humanities efforts. He has Bachelor’s Degrees in English Language and Literature from the University of Washington in Seattle, and in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. In his current position, he helps Google develop their digital humanities work, and acts an intermediary between them and the academy.
Zach Coble is the Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Gettysburg College. Among other things, he is interested in in academic libraries, digital scholarship, library publishing, and new media.
Chad Curtis is the E-Learning Librarian at Washington University in St Louis. He currently manages the Arc: Technology Center at Olin Library and leads explorations of educational technology.
Seth Denbo is a cultural historian of eighteenth-century England and currently Project Coordinator for Project Bamboo at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. He has worked on projects in digital history and on development of digital infrastructure for the humanities. He is also a co-convenor of a seminar in digital history at the Institute for Historical Research in London.
Quinn Dombrowski is a digital Slavist who works for Academic Technology Services at the University of Chicago, and is the developer for Bamboo DiRT and DHCommons. She is currently working on a book on Drupal for humanists.
Jody Perkins is the Metadata Librarian in the Digital Initiatives Department at Miami University. As Librarian at the Akron Art Museum she co-authored and coordinated an Ameritech Grant funded digital library project. Since coming to Miami she has co-chaired the OhioLink Database Management Steering Committee, Digital Media Center Metadata Task Force, served on the OhioLink Digital Resource Center Metadata Strategies Task Force and presented on a variety of metadata related topics. Most recently a case study describing an experimental project using an opensource entity extraction tool with oral history transcripts will appear on the IMLS grant funded "Oral History in the Digital Age" project website.
Lisa Spiro is the founding editor of the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) wiki, the predecessor of Bamboo DiRT. She is the director of NITLE Labs and program manager for Anvil Academic Publishing.
Kristin Williams works on digitizing an archive on dissidence in the former Soviet Union at the Global Resources Center of George Washington University. When not trying to figure out how to digitally represent archival materials, she tracks down research questions with an international bent and tries to identify ways in which the library can evolve in a digital world to better serve the scholarly community.
Josh Honn (2012-2013)
Josh Honn works on scholarly communication and digital humanities projects at Northwestern University as the Digital Scholarship Library Fellow at Northwestern University Library's Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation. He enjoys literature, blogs at joshhonn.com, and lives in Chicago with his wife and their collections of books and plants.