DH Speaker: Porter Olsen
Porter Olsen is an instructor in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park where he teaches courses primarily on the intersection of digital technologies and writing. He has contributed to a number of digital humanities projects as a graduate assistant and as a faculty researcher at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). These include BitCurator, O Say Can You See, Researching Ferguson, and the Shelly-Godwin Digital Archive. Olsen’s research interests include the preservation and access of literary born-digital materials, with a specific focus on the digital archives of Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Information and Library Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before graduate school, Olsen worked as product manager for a Linux distribution developer and was a contributing member of the United Linux initiative. You can follow Porter on Twitter at @pwolsen and on his blog at www.porterolsen.wordpress.com.
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