Dave Lester : Curriculum Vitae
Web Developer, Omeka, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University (http://omeka.org)
Digital Curator, American Studies Crossroads Project, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University (http://crossroads.georgetown.edu)
Co-Founder, ScholarPress, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University (http://scholarpress.net)
American Studies Tagline, “A visual historiography of an evolving discipline.“ (http://tagline.davelester.org)
Oregon Trail Survey (http://oregontrailsurvey.org)
Finding America (http://blog.davelester.org)
Presentations and Lectures
“Edupunk: Open Source Education.” South By Southwest, scheduled March 2009.
"Extending WordPress." WordCamp Higher-Ed North East, Worcester, February 2009.
“Reclaiming Authenticity through Historical Roleplaying in Virtual Worlds.” Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association, November 2008.
“Digital Crossroads: Online Tools for Open and Collaborative Research.” American Studies Association Conference, Albuquerque, October 2008.
“Omeka: Easy Web Publishing for Scholarship and Cultural Heritage.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Digital Dialogue, September 2008.
“Building History Websites.” National History Day Conference, Washington, DC, June 2008.
"Teaching History with Computer Simulations: The Oregon Trail." Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association, Rochester, March 2008.
"Omeka: Web-based Exhibits Made Easy." Code4Lib Conference, Portland Oregon, February
"Exploring Virtual Worlds for Teaching, Research and Learning." TLISI Conference,
Georgetown University, May 2007.
THATCamp Co-Founder, a BarCamp-style, user-generated “unconference” on Digital
Humanities that's hosted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. (http://thatcamp.org)
WordCamp Ed Conference Organizer, a daylong event about education and WordPress blogging. (http://dc2008.wordcamped.org)