Dr.Wendell Piez, a designer and builder of electronic publishing systems, will be visiting campus on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Piez will be giving a talk on the craft of XML, a program used for coding. The program is a Village Event and will be held in Ferguson Theater.
Dr.Piez is most known for creating LMNL, a code that deals with overlapping hierarchies in XML, or Extensible Markup Language. He views coding as more as a craft, like something you’re making with your hands.
“He’s like the Yoda of coding,” said Professor Beshero-Bondar, Associate Professor of English at Pitt-Greensburg, who’s also a part of the Digital Humanities program.
Piez will also be giving talks on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 in Cassel Hall 210, during the Digital Humanities class. He will also have another talk on Feb. 18 from 2:30-3:45 in Powers Hall 220 during the Literature Capstone class. Piez will talk about the overlap in literature, using Frankenstein as an example.