Guest Presenter and Workshop Leader: Julie Meloni
Julie Meloni is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Washington State University. Her specialties are American Literature 1800-1945, Textual Studies, and Humanities Computing, but her teaching and research interests range from Transcendentalism to Critical Code Studies.
Since 1994, Julie has worked in web application design and development; for the last ten years she has been the Technical Director of a small multimedia firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her responsibilities include enterprise web application planning and development, database design, system administration, user interface and experience consultation, and social media/social networking strategies. Also since 2000 she has authored more than fifteen editions of texts for Sams/Pearson, covering numerous topics in web application development and programming languages. Included in these texts is the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All-in-One, which has been translated into eight different languages, and her most recent publication in December 2009, Sams Teach Yourself HTML & CSS in 24 Hours.
In the late 1990s Julie was a contributing author for Wired/Lycos Webmonkey and CNET.com. She currently blogs at Academic Sandbox and ProfHacker.com, and can also be found on Twitter @jcmeloni.
After completion of her PhD requirements in April 2010, Julie will join the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria as the INKE postdoctoral fellow in Digital Humanities and Information Management.