Web Development for Ember Games

In late 2011, I helped my roommate Laura and her business partners establish a web presence for their budding game company: Ember Games.  I assisted them in finding a host provider, and I got them started with the WordPress CMS framework and laid out their initial aesthetic theme and site structure.
Ember Games Screen Capture

Janis Foundation 35th Anniversary Event

In late 2010, I created a registration portal for a 35th anniversary celebration event for the Janis Foundation, a Chapel Hill-based non-profit spiritual group to which one of my friends belongs. Using web forms and Paypal’s API, I created an interface for users to submit registration information and payment.

Janis Foundation 35th Anniversary
35th Anniversary Registration Form


About ASIS&T

Originally, ASIS&T stood for “American Society for Information Science and Technology,” but now stands for “Association for Information Science and Technology.” I served as elected Vice President for the UNC School of Information and Library Science chapter for the 2010 school year. As an officer, I helped to organize an award-winning information session about research poster design.

ASIS&T Event Photo

2010 ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Along with several other students from UNC SILS, I attended the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Conference Hotel PhotoPittsburgh Post-GazetteUNC Conference Reception Table

First Annual Student Design Competition

I participated in the first annual Student Design Competition at the Annual Meeting. Each participant worked with a small team of other students. The goal for the competition was to produce a design and presentation for a search engine tool which would produce “serendiptious” results. In the end, my team won with our Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon recipe recommender system. Our design was lauded as being specific, achievable, and grounded in theory. My main contribution to the design involved the notion of using system graph theory to produce serendipitous results. I based my idea off of the study of Mark S. Granovetter’s paper on The Strength of Weak Ties.

Slideshow Title SlideKevin Bacon Team Presenting

Janis Foundation Lending Library

As a volunteer project, I helped the Janis Foundation, a non-profit, spiritual group in the Chapel Hill area, create a catalog of the materials in their lending library.  The Janis Foundation’s collection consists of hundreds of books, audio books, and other print materials.  I created an account on Library Thing (a site for sharing book collections), so that visitors to the group can easily browse what works the Janis Foundation has to offer.  You can click the image below to visit the Janis Foundation’s collection at Library Thing.