An extension of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), the MLab’s “Hello World” workshop series is intended for graduate students at the University of Victoria, giving them opportunities to get their hands dirty in digital methods unfamiliar to them. Regardless of whether they are faculty, graduate students, or visiting scholars, the facilitators assume no technical competencies or previous experience with the workshop material. All workshops are free, last approximately one hour, and are generally open to at least eight participants. They are almost always conducted in the MLab, and topics range from visual programming, photogrammetry, and physical computing to text encoding, data visualization, and geospatial expression. Like the DHSI, the workshop climate is friendly to anyone with an interest in the intersections of humanities research with technologies.

Research Lead, Contributors, Support, and Partnerships

The research lead for “Hello World” is Jentery Sayers. The workshop series is made possible by support from the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and the DHSI, based on proposals written by Jentery Sayers, who also organizes the series and makes a poster for each workshop. With releases from all participants and contributors, all workshops are documented, often through the use of photography and video, with an emphasis on self-reflexive teaching and learning.

Project Status

“Hello World” began with the 2012-13 academic year and continued through 2014-15. The stream of posts below documents some of the work conducted during that time. Please do not hesitate to either comment on a log or email with feedback.

Hello World Posters

Snapshots of Hello World posters (2012-13) by Jentery Sayers.

Post by Jentery Sayers, attached to the HelloWorld project, with the projects tag. Featured image for this post by Jentery Sayers, from Shaun Macpherson’s “Hello World” workshop on visual programming. (This post was updated on 16 October 2016.)


More about Jentery Sayers

Associate Professor, English and CSPT | Principal Investigator, MLab in the Humanities