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Patrick Smyth




Current projects

Staff DevRel Engineer at Chainguard

Chainguard is the safe source for open source.

Negotiated Access

Negotiated Access: Haccessibility, Autonomy, and Infrastructure in the Age of the Abstraction is a dissertation and book project that explores how to contend with, and live within, systems over which we have little control.


A lightweight, interactive screen reader for the Emacs text editor.

Past projects

Astronomy Notebooks for All

In 2022 and 2023, Iota will support Space Telescope Science Institute, the center that performs scientific operations for Hubble and James Webb, as they work to make astronomical data analysis more accessible to people with disabilities.

Iota School

Iota School provides accessible technical training to those with backgrounds not traditionally represented in technology.

Foundations for Research Computing

Foundations builds community and skills around research computing at Columbia University, and in its first three years trained over 3,0000 graduate student and postdoctoral researchers at over 85 events.

NEH Impact Index

The NEH Impact Index makes visible the impact of the National Endowment for the Humanities on local communities and cultural institutions. Enter a zip code and search radius to find projects funded by the NEH in that region. Projects are color-coded by category to show their impact in areas such as education, preservation, and public programs. Covered in PC Magazine.

DHRI Curriculum

In 2017 and 2018, I led curriculum development for the Digital Research Institute, a week-long technical intensive for researchers. The curriculum for the DRI includes a wide variety of modules on both technical fundamentals and advanced topics.

DH Box

DH Box was a cloud-based digital humanities laboratory developed with startup support from the NEH.