If 2015 was the start of something, I feel 2016 was the year to explore that new start and 2017 the year where I really put myself to the test. Last year I set myself two humble goals, to do my first presentation at NLS8 and go on a dig with Dinosaur Dreaming. I did both and learned quite a bit by putting myself out of my comfort zone. But let’s have a look at 2017 month by month.
This week I went to Questacon to listen to an Archeologist, Marc-Andre Bernier, talk about the famous Franklin expedition. It’s an expedition I’d heard of over the years. I knew there was a cannibalism myth surrounding it, but more importantly, I knew it was put together to find a route through the artic to the other side of the world.
Ever since I stumbled into the company of Toby Bellwood and Legostormtroppr I’ve become fascinated with data visualisation, coding, and digital humanities. These guys have been influencing me for two years now and in that time I’ve put together a list of “teach yourself” courses and reading that I want to do once I finish my librarianship degree (studying part-time sucks).