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Sustainability (01/09 - 08/09)

Given a design and basic layout template, I worked with the Director of Sustainability to develop the university sustainability website. This 8 month project entailed learning how to develop in Django, and as a result, program in Python. The site's aim is to create an interactive representation of all the sustainability efforts at the university.

ITNews (07/08 - 08/09)

I designed and configured this wordpress install to take the InfoTech Tuesday site from a static webpage to a dynamic content management system and interface

Refbooks (05/08 - 08/09)

This is an app I coded from scratch to dynamically display reference books in the DowMRC. Based on newbooks, it uses Zoho Creator to generate the database and the json which I then use to build the page with a bunch of javascript.

DowMRC (05/07 - 08/09)

I managed and updated the DowMRC website. I also created several new concepts and redesigned several pages. (site redesigned after I left)

Newbooks (08/07 - 08/09)

This is and app I coded from scratch to dynamically display the new display books in the DowMRC. It uses Zoho Creator to generate the database and the json which I then use to build the page with a bunch of javascript. 

Portal (06/07 - 05/08)

This is the portal I created for internal DowMRC processes. It is designed as a one stop shop for workers in the Center to perform all the various functions, reporting, and statistics necessary. It uses a simple frameset to create a portal feel and embeds numerous forms and database views from Zoho Creator.  Also in the portal is a statistics app I scripted to dynamically grab statistics and utilize the Zoho API to enter non-dynamic statistics.

Independent 

Networked Politics (08/09)

I worked with Dr. Damien Pfister at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to setup an updated implementation of the "94 Articles" app (below) for his course, Networked Politics, to use to survey the news coverage of the impact of Twitter in the Iranian election protests of 2009. This involved modifying my most recent version of the reference books app (see left) to work within the context of multi-media and student-generated entries.

 Digital Ethnography (01/09 - 05/09)

During the spring semester of 2009, I audited Dr. Michael Wesch's Digital Ethnography course at Kansas State University. The prime object of this course is to produce an ethnographic video. Throughout the semester I researched our given topic, online anonymity, and produced a video entitled, "Crisis of Significance".

94 Articles (01/09 - 05/09)

While auditing Dr. Michael Wesch's Digital Ethnography course at Kansas State University, our class did a crowd sourcing research activity wherein we each read five articles pertaining to anonymity online, summarized them, and entered them into a database. From that database, I fed the information into a readable web page interface whereby students could more easily read and find the summaries of the articles. The app is based on previous work I did for K-State Libraries, only this time adapted to journal articles. Dr. Wesch wrote about the project in the Digital Ethnography blog and since that time, I have worked with other professors from different universities to setup related apps for their own purposes.

WEC 2008 (08/08)

This is a brief attempt to create an interactive medium for use in conferences. It was part of a presentation/panel discussion I gave alongside Adam Bohannon and Becky Roth at the 2008 World Education Congress. The title of the presentation was "If the Next Generation Planned this Conference...". The three of us were representatives of the "next" generation being some of the first students to graduate college having used social media for all four years. Our teacher Dr. Mike Wesch led the presentation and acted as moderator. We positive review, some of which was very enthusiastic. The website is a Netvibes Universe that incorporates many of the social media we use to get along, social bookmarking, twitter, IM, Flickr, YouTube, wiki, and blogs. My main contribution was to lead the grunt work to get it setup, along with writing a small app to give us a dynamically setup and synchronously updated twitter stream and helping to create a yahoo pipe to integrate all things tagged with our conference tag.

Techbytes: Blogs (09/07)

This is a website/blog I created in order to give a Techbytes presentation at Kansas State University. In it I provide many examples of the different blogging services out there and the many different ways blogs can be used. This site was also a demonstration of using a blog as a presentation alternative.

Update: the template for this site was inadvertently deleted. The information is still there but the design and features are gone. (11/02/08)

Techbytes: Zoho Creator (02/08 & 04/08)

This is a page I created to demonstrate the various ways I have used and seen used Zoho Creator. I used the page as a presentation tool for a Techbytes talk and an eTips presentation at Kansas State University.

Buyer's Guide (09/06 - 08/07)

This was a self-directed project to create an extremely useful and integrative guide for conscientious consuming. Underneath the hood is a hacked away blogger blog with a javascript interface using loose ajax. I got started learning javascript by reverse engineering the neo template created by Ramani. The content is inspired by the challenge of bringing ethical, environmental, and global/local issues in consuming together in one place, within the context of one geographically "local" place. It is also inspired by an integral approach to consuming, incorporating the "I", "we", and "it" perspectives in figuring out what and how to buy.  A work perpetually in progress, I am not sure it will ever fully come to fruition. (if you think the idea has promise and would like to help, please contact me)

Students for Environmental Action (01/06 - 11/06)

This is a collective blog I created for the student group at Kansas State University. It was my first jump into integrating multiple web 2.0 tools and concepts. I was inspired to create a collaborative atmosphere in which the group could communicate and collaborate in an online environment. In it I have tested out many different designs and functions to bring together a useful interface. 

My Universe (03/08 - present) 

This is my Netvibes Universe in which I pull together much of my social presence on the web. In addition there are many links and feeds to my projects and friends projects. 

Blog (08/08 - present)

Always a bit timid about a traditional approach to blogging, this is my first attempt to create a more personal blog. I also created it with the purpose in mind to have a central place for me to point interested people to. Thus far I post to it about twice a month.

Reading Blog (05/06 - present)

The first blog I ever created, this is my "academic" blog. By academic I mean to say that it is where I post all of the interesting things/gems/quotations I find in my readings. It started out as a simple way to publish extensive notes I took on Charles Taylor's landmark book, "The Sources of the Self", which was the subject of a Philosophy of Religion course I took as an undergrad. I post to it based on how much I am reading and how good the reading is!