Ben Brumfield

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Ben Brumfield is an independent software developer in Austin, Texas. In 2005, he began developing one of the first web-based manuscript transcription systems. Released as the open-source tool FromThePage,it has since been used by libraries, museums, and universities to transcribe literary drafts, military diaries, herpetology field notes, and punk rock fanzines. Ben has been covering crowdsourced transcription technologies on his blog since 2007. In 2008, he attended the first THATCamp at George Mason University's CHNM. Inspired by the experience, he co-organized the first regional THATCamp, THATCamp Austin in 2009. Conversations at THATCamp AHA 2012 led him to leave his position in industry and become a Digital Humanities software engineer full-time.

Posts by Ben Brumfield

Yay! Crowdsourcing!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Posted in Session Ideas | 2 Comments

Identifying and Motivating Citizen X-ists

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Posted in Proceedings of THATCamp, Session Ideas | 10 Comments

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