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Washington, DC, Apr 2013-Present
Kansas City, Aug 2012-Mar 2013
In the fallout from MPM I landed at a large healthcare IT consultancy, working on Patient Portal: a web app that allows people to access their medical records and helps hospitals meet federal requirements for EMR usage.
Lawrence, Kansas, Feb 2012-Aug 2012
Joined the Interactive Development (UI) team at the shop that invented Django, working on the Ellington CMS and Marketplace.
I tackled a wide variety of bugs and features, including pragmatic HTML5 video and mobile geolocation for search, and reinvented our small business site-builder (similar to MediaTemple's Virb) with cleaner, more maintainable solutions, and robust drag-and-drop on-page editing features. The plan was to take these approaches and apply them to other parts of the Ellington products, improving our customer-facing admin UI across the board.
Unfortunately, The World Company decided to shut down MPM.
Kansas City, Aug 2010-Feb 2012
One of two web designers responsible for building and maintaining the Star's entire digital portfolio. We work with various stakeholders to support editorial staff with effective design and development solutions with limited resources and tight deadlines.
I designed, developed and maintained a wide variety of microsites, blogs, and niche products, built up a collection of tools to automate tedious tasks and save people time, ported the entire stack over to cloud hosting, integrated the newroom's new content management system into our homegrown Python/Django environment, and worked closely with writers and editors to ensure it all suited their needs.
Columbia (Mizzou), Aug 2009-Dec 2009
Designed the front page of the Columbia Missourian daily newspaper. Worked on deadline to create clean, content-oriented designs that make the paper more appealing to readers.
Columbia (Mizzou), Jan 2009-May 2009
Kept station website up to date with latest newscast, and co-developed MoneyCommons, a collective effort between local news organizations to cover the economy.
New York, Jun 2009-Aug 2009
Interned in New Ventures and Syndicated Research departments. Helped maintain ongoing studies and contributed to new research projects. Participated in the Emerging Media Subgroup.