Hi, I'm Jason. I am the Academic Technology Specialist in the Department of History at Stanford University, where I collaborate with faculty and graduate students on digital history research, teaching, and publishing. Most of my work focuses on data visualization, humanities design, and digital and spatial history. I write here regularly on my blog, contribute to the BlogWest group blog, and co-host The First Draft podcast and Overanalyze podcast.
I am a 20th century U.S. historian specializing in environmental, the North American West, and digital and public history. I am currently working on a book manuscript titled Machines in the Valley: Community, Urban Change, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley. The book describes the emergence of the Silicon Valley as a political project closely tied to the region's environment, while also charting a story of "environment" becoming a central political issue.
Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a digital historian at Stanford University and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.