Throughout my two years as a Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities, I gained valuable technical skills via training and hands-on experience.

The formal training took two forms: either a group training session led by a member of the University of Rochester's Digital Scholarship Lab, or an individual, online training in the form of the courses offered by Treehouse.

Additionally, I gained valuable skills working on two ongoing DH research project: the Seward Family Papers Project and the Televisual Time project (both housed at the University of Rochester).


high level of familiarity, usually from use in a project on my own

  • HTML5
  • CSS and Sass
  • Jekyll
  • Git version control
  • LaTeX
  • Adobe Lightroom (both image processing and metadata tagging)
  • Document digitization (via photography or scanning)
  • Optical Character Recognition (esp. Tesseract and Adobe Acrobat)
  • Command line interface (some Bash scripting)
  • Wordpress


basic familiarity, something I can muddle through with assistance via Google or a team-member

  • PHP
  • XML
  • SQL
  • Python
  • Omeka
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign


some exposure but still quite new

  • Voyant Tools
  • Gephi
  • Unreal Engine
  • ArcGIS
  • SketchUp
  • Blender