Nick Budak

2018-2021 Digital Humanities Developer

Nick Budak
  • B.A., Whitman College


B-9H-10 Firestone Library

Nick is a web developer who enjoys imagining and implementing accessible, dynamic interfaces for digital humanities projects. His current research is in the area of computational phonology tools for Old Chinese through the DIRECT project. He also participates in Data Beyond Vision, an ongoing effort to explore physicalization of humanities data. In 2019, he moderated the Collections as Data Jam, a full-day community collaborative DH workshop at the ACH2019 conference in Pittsburgh. Nick is a Certified Professional of Web Accessibility through the IAAP.

Before coming to Princeton, Nick served as Digital Projects Developer for Lewis & Clark College's Watzek Library in his hometown of Portland, OR. There he led a team to redesign the library's website, wrote scripts and tools used in bioinformatics research, and assembled a poetry robot. As a former member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Primo Customization Standing Group, Nick published a variety of open-source customization packages for library catalogs. In 2017, he was awarded first prize in the Primo Open Discovery Challenge for this work.

Recent Posts

Revisiting the CDH Project Charter

CDH project management have evolved to meet new challenges, including a new research partnership chartered fully remotely and an experimental, genre-defying internal project.

What's new in the EU?

From Oct. 2-4, members of the CDH attended the DARIAH beyond Europe conference at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to compare notes with DARIAH-EU members on DH methods. This post is a very brief summary of what w…

Call for Proposals: Fall 2018 Seed Grants

With the launch of the Fall 2018 term, the CDH is pleased to share our call for proposals for Seed Grants to support individual or collaborative research projects. The Fall 2018 Seed Grant deadline is: October 15, 2018.