I was part of a group class project in which we designed and built two public computing labs in East St. Louis, IL, one at Pirtle’s Variety, and the other at The Word Cafe and Christian Bookstore.
In this project, we formulated a strategic plan for our organization to take advantage of the coming UC2B network, both to enhance their own operations and to help their community overcome the digital divide.
A regional social networking site and knowledge base designed to foster collaboration and exchange within the nonprofit community in downstate Illinois.
The Berkman Blog Group was the catalyst that got me seriously thinking about community technology and the real-world implications of social media. It was also my first real experience with outreach and instruction around technology.
As my interest in doing civic and political work on the web grew, I began to put out feelers for pro bono projects to gain some experience. These sites are the results of those efforts.
As manager of the Wilson Lab, I was an information officer of sorts for a 20-member neuroscience research group.