Nice to meet you. I'm Jason, an academic librarian, data scientist, designer, and open data advocate at the University of Nebraska where I lead initiatives in digital humanities and digital engagement.

You can find me on Twitter, Github, LinkedIn, and Medium. Feel free to email me at jason@jasonheppler.org. If it’s a sensitive email, you can grab my public key for that address or reach me at jason.heppler@protonmail.com. I’m also jaheppler on Keybase.

Upcoming Public Appearances

"Six Shooters Lightning Round" · Western History Association, San Antonio, Texas: October 2018

Recent Writing

Select Projects

Most of my work sits at the intersection of digital humanities, data science, and design. Below are a select few.

Endangered Data Week Endangered Data Week · Raising awareness about threats to public data. #deletefacebook #deletefacebook · Scraping Twitter to explore trends in #deletefacebook. Mobile Community Archives Mobile Community Archives · Partnering with community archives throughout the Great Plains. American Indian Digital History Project American Indian Digital History Project · Digitizing Indigenous newspapers, photographs, and archival materials from all across Native North America. Mapping Omaha Bikes Mapping Omaha Bikes · Mapping the most dangerous areas in the city for bicyclists and pedestrians. Western Federal Lands Western Federal Lands · Visualizing the federal government's holdings of Western land. Marriage of Thames and Rhine Marriage of Thames and Rhine · An interactive narrative of the journey of the court of Prince-Elector Friedrich Wilhelm. Collaboration with Molly Taylor-Poleskey. Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley · The digital component of my PhD dissertation using spatial history and digital narrative to explore the environmental history of Silicon Valley. Prussian Foodstuffs Prussian Foodstuffs · Exploring changes in taste among food items at the palace in Königsberg, Prussia during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm. Collaboration with Molly Taylor-Poleskey. Chinese computing Chinese computing · Visualizing what Chinese writing looks like in the 21st century. Collaboration with Tom Mullaney. The First Draft The First Draft · Discussions about higher education, digital humanities, technology, games, and learning. Hosted by Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler & Paul Zenke. Wars of the United States Wars of the United States · Visualizing the wars of the United States, emphasizing the regional exertion of power in the nation's history. Overanalyze Overanalyze · Three historians discuss history and popular culture. Hosted by Robert Jordan, Andy Wilson, and Jason Heppler. Geography of the Post Geography of the Post · Visualizing the spread of 14,000 post offices in the nineteenth-century American West. Collaboration with Cameron Blevins. William F. Cody Archive William F. Cody Archive · Digitizing the papers of William F. Cody. What is Digital Humanities? What is Digital Humanities? · Perpetual answers to the perpetual question.

Find lots more on Github, bl.ocks, and Observable.