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Field Trip #1: Boston College Library, 2018-03-20

posted Mar 13, 2018, 4:49 AM by David Miller   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 4:50 AM ]

The Newton Girls Who Code club is going on a field trip! Please RSVP now at: https://goo.gl/forms/XORBHNh2pptQppCy1


This year, we’ll be going to the Boston College Library on March 20, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30pm.


We’ll be looking at how to use coding skills in the digital humanities by hearing from several librarians about text encoding, text analysis, and visualizations.


All Newton GWC students are invited to attend, both the Tuesday and Friday sections. Be sure to wear your new GWC t-shirts if you can!


The visit will take place at the O’Neill Library, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. We will meet just outside Maloney Hall, 21 Campanella Way at 6:30 so that parents do not have to pay $25 to park. There is also limited free street parking available on Commonwealth Ave., just outside of the main campus. GWC leaders will lead the attendees up to the Digital Studio, located on the second floor of O’Neill Library. We will return to the same pick-up location between 7:30 and 7:45.


Parents are responsible for getting coders to and from the venue. We encourage you to coordinate carpooling using our mailing lists: parents2017@newtongwc.org. O’Neill Library and Maloney Hall are also about a 5-10 minute walk from the Boston College stop on the B line.


Our hosts at Boston College are Paige Walker (a GWC instructor for the Tuesday section by night and Digital Preservation Librarian by day) as well as Sarah Melton, Head of Digital Scholarship and Anna Kijas, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian. If something comes up the day of the field drip, call or text Paige at 714-496-7512.


Please let us know whether you plan to attend the trip, if you have any food allergies, and if you consent to having your photo posted on the BC blog by filling out the same RSVP form above.


Again, here’s the main info:


Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 6:30-7:30

Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

To drop off/pick up: Maloney Hall, 21 Campanella Way, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Transportation: Parents are responsible for getting to the venue on their own.

Dress Code: Wear your GWC t-shirt if you can!