My professional interests include web development, information architecture, digital archives, storage technology, app development, and scalable deployment. I have been working in librarianship for eight years.
I'm a reference librarian working for Chicago Public Library at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library. In my daily duties, I provide reference service, order new materials, weed old material, teach computer classes, plan and host library programs. I enjoy my work, especially when someone walks out happier and smarter than when they walked in. It's a great feeling.
In addition to my Master's degree in Information & Library Science from Pratt Institute, I also have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology. I am equally comfortable in a variety of computer operating system environments, such as Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. I am also a web and application developer, specifically using HTML, CSS, PHP, C, C++, Objective-C, Python, SQL and more. I'm of the opinion that smart technology, well-designed and properly applied, can revolutionize librarianship and make us more relevant than ever.
Chicago Filmmakers, a not-for-profit media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, and understanding of film and video as media for artistic and personal expression, needed a website redesign and retooling. My partner and I were contracted to take the design which Chicago Filmmakers had commissioned and turn it into a complete Drupal theme, using custom content types, Views, Fields, Panels and other tools.
This is a presentation on Git I gave to the Chicagoland Library Drupal Group in October 2013.
This is an earlier, "lightning talk" version of the presentation above. I gave this talk at the Code4Lib conference in February 2013. Although there was a great deal I had to cut out – lightning talks can be no more than 5 minutes long – I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out. I got a lot of positive feedback from it, as well. You can also follow along with the slides for this talk.
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