Category Archives: Podcast

ArchaeoTech LIVE Video Podcast from #SAA2015

Hi Folks,

If, like me, you couldn’t attend the Society for American Archaeology conference happening right now in San Francisco, I have a treat for you! Chris Webster, of Digtech LLC and the Archaeology Podcast Network, helped me record some video interviews with exhibitors from the conference! You can watch the result here on the Diachronic Design YouTube Channel.

I also used some of my R programming skills, learned from the recent Software Carpentry workshop at University of Washington, to pull the last 1,000 tweets that used the #SAA2015 hashtag on Twitter. The wordcloud I created using that data gives you some idea of the most talked about people, sessions, and ideas from the past day or so.

Word cloud of some #SAA2015 tweets (n=1000), April 18, 2015 2pm
Word cloud of some #SAA2015 tweets (n=1000)

Together, I hope these two bits of media give you a quick look into the conference.



ArchaeoTech Podcast Episode 8: Interview with Chris Cameron from Field Technologies, Inc.

On the latest episode of the ArchaeoTech podcast, Chris Webster (host of the CRM Archaeology Podcast) joins me to interview Chris Cameron, a CRM archaeologist and entrepreneur whose company, Field Technologies, Inc., has developed “ArchaeoGen,” a tablet-based application for recording shoveltest forms digitally. We talk about Field Technologies’s software and hardware, the process of designing for both field archaeologists and regulatory agencies, and pick Chris’s brain for advice on how other shovelbums can start their own side businesses while on the road!

Download or stream the show here on the Archaeology Podcast Network website!

ArchaeoTech Podcast Episode 7: Interview with Brian Ballsun-Stanton, Technical Manager and Data Architect for FAIMS

In the latest episode of the ArchaeoTech Podcast, I talk with Brian Ballsun-Stanton, the technical manager and data architect for the Federated Archaeology Information Management System (FAIMS), an integrated digital archaeology capture, management, analysis, archival, and publishing initiative in Australia. We discuss relational (and non-relational databases), the culture of archaeologists, mobile development, philosophy, and why archaeologists often choose to play Rogues in role playing games…

Click here to listen and/or download the episode from Chris Webster’s Archaeology Podcast Network!

An example of archaeology character classes in a Star Wars Edge of Empire, a popular role playing game. More info here at Fantasy