Curriculum Vitae



Work Experience

Hyland, creator of OnBase

Intern, Healthcare Services (June 2015 – Present)

Starting as an intern in Hyland's Healthcare Services department in Summer 2015, I developed an internal reporting tool that generates a navigable website of project and employee data. Powered by SQL, VBScript, and Excel, the reports are actively used by the department to quickly get project statuses, identify issues, plan future allocations, and view employee utilization. The reports have been since used by management for better project management, resulting in time savings and better employee scheduling.
Throughout the academic year, I continued to support the project part-time while working remotely at school.
Come Summer 2016, I returned to Hyland. I continued to expand and improve the reporting project, and expanded its feature set to include auto-generating newsletter integrated with Outlook.


Taazaa Inc.

Intern, Web Development & Community Manager (Summer 2014)

Returning in Summer 2014, I was invovled with developing a new website for Taazaa, a software development company in Hudson, Ohio. I also helped manage communications, continued running Taazaa's social media, and performed basic market research.


Intern, Mobile Application Development (Summer 2013)

Joining as a summer intern in 2013, I worked on the mobile team to help design and debugg an Android mobile healthcare application. I also established and maintained Taazaa's social media presence.


Designer Cabinets, Granite & Tile (DCGT)

Web and Community Manager (June 2014 – June 2015)

I joined as a summer intern to create and manage the company's social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and more. I also helped improve DCGT's website.

Extracurricular & Leadership

Ohio Wikimedians User Group

Founder and Organizer (July 2016 – Present)

In July 2016, I founded the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, serving as the official Wikimedia affiliate for the Ohio area. The goal of the group is to support and develop the Wikimedia movement and community in Ohio. The group's first project was co-organizing Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States, a national photography contest with the goal of cataloging historical monuments and sites. Since then, we have worked to keep our members informed of local events, as well as having supported several Art+Feminism edit-athons throughout the state. Future initiatives include collaborating with local libraries and historical societies to host edit-a-thons, and to provide further resources for individuals hosting their own Wikimedia events.


Wikipedia Connection

Founder and President (March 2015 – Present)

In 2015, I founded Wikipedia Connection as a student organization at the Ohio State University alongside several of my peers. We are dedicated to exploring and contributing to Wikipedia. Each semester, Wikipedia Connection hosts various events: workshops, edit-a-thons, outreach programs, photograph events, and more. We've successfully managed to educate students about Wikipedia, and have been able to engage students and staff to contribute themselves. Through doing all this, I've gained valuable experience in event organizing and team management, along with learning the best ways to engage different audiences.


OHI/O

Web Lead, Branding Lead, & Sponsor Coordinator (March 2015 – Present)

After attending OHI/O 2014, Ohio State's flagship hackathon, I was hooked and interested in organizing. I joined OHI/O in 2015 to help organize that year's event. In 2015, I served as co-lead on OHI/O's web and branding teams. Being part of the web team involved developing the hackathon's website and providing for internal tools for the team to use. Branding involved coming up with the visual identity and brand of both OHI/O and the event. The event went well, doubling in attendance compared to 2014! In 2016, I continued those roles as a lead, and have also started contributing to establishing company relations. Working with a fantastic and passionate goup of students and staff, OHI/O has provided a great opportunity for me to give back to the community and help foster a tech culture that I'm very passionate about.

Select Projects

Hackalist.org (HTML / CSS / JSON / JavaScript (Angular))

Hackalist is an open source site that lists hackathons open to all students. Dozens have contributed to the project through its public JSON API.

HackOHI/O 2016 (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)

Developed the official website of HackOHI/O, Ohio’s largest hackathon at OSU.

Wikipedia Traffic Grapher (HTML / CSS / JavaScript / PHP)

Hosted on the Wikimedia Foundation’s tool server, Traffic Grapher parses through the traffic statistics of up to five English Wikipedia articles and plots the data.

College Mood Meter (C# / Python / HTML / CSS)

Created with two students at Ohio State’s 2013 hackathon. The app identifies Twitter users based on school, determines the “mood” of the student body through keyword matches, and ranks the schools accordingly.

Advanced Energy Vehicle (SolidWorks / MATLAB)

With a team, modelled and assembled an electric AEV through SolidWorks. Arduino instructions coded with MATLAB controlled the vehicle on a suspended track.

CheapShark Application (C#)

Windows 8 Metro app that pulls JSON data form CheapShark.com, an aggregator of PC game deals from across the web. Currently unreleased.

Event Organization

Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon 2017 (March 3, 2017)

Attendance: 34

Art+Feminism is a global event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. Wikipedia Connection hosted Ohio State's second Art+Feminism at Ohio State, hosting 34 students and faculty (up from last year's 15 participants). The even concluded with 11 new articles, 5 new drafts, and 28 articles improved through over 100 edits.


HackOHI/O 2016 (November 19-20, 2016)

Attendance: 750+

For Ohio State's premier 2016 hackathon, I lead the Branding and Web teams of the event, which included the design of the event's logo, website, and online resources. I was also active in sponsorship and company relations, helping raise over $10,000 through coorporate sponsorship.


WikiConference North America 2016 (October 7-10, 2016)

Attendance: 200+

Serving as a volunteer organizer for the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts in North America, I primarily worked in communications and lead the conference's social media.


Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States (September - November, 2016)

Attendance: 1,700+

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photography contest where thousands of individuals submit freely-licenced photos of historical monuments and sites to the Wikimedia Commons. In 2016, I served as one of two chief organizers of the event's United States branch. Photo uploads were accepted through the month of September, while judging occured throughout October; winners were announced and prizes were distrubted starting in November. Through promoting the event, as well as extending the scope of the event from nationally-registered sites to also include state- and locally-designated sites, the event attracted over 1,700 participants who uploaded over 11,000 photos. Worldwide, the United States virtually tied in having the highest number of participants, and had the 6th-highest number of photo uploads.


Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon 2016 (March 5, 2016)

Attendance: 15

Art+Feminism is a global event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. At Ohio State, Wikipedia Connection hosted a local edit-a-thon for Art+Feminism. The even concluded with 28 articles improved, and 6 more created.


OHI/O 2015 (November 14-15, 2015)

Attendance: 500+

In 2015, I joined OHI/O, the student organization behind Ohio's largest hackathon at Ohio State. I served as co-lead on OHI/O's web and branding teams, working to create the event's web presence, internal tools, and the hackathon's visual identity and brand.


Buckeye Edit-a-thon (September 8, 2016)

Attendance: 15

Hosting my first edit-a-thon (and the first edit-a-thon at Ohio State), this event brought together students and faculty to edit articles on Wikipedia related to Columbus and Ohio State. In the end, 67 edits were made to 19 articles, 2 of which were newly created.

Presentations

Wikipedia's Scope, Biases, Solutions, and Editing (February 9, 2017)

Presented to a INTSTDS 4850: Understanding the Global Information Society section at Ohio State, this presentation covered how Wikipedia operates on a global scale; what problems exist globally (such as accessibility and biases); some solutions to these problems; and a quick introduction to editing.

Wikipedia Editing + Sourcing (January 26, 2017)

In preparation for a WikiEdu course program for GEOG 3900: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences, I was invited into the class to present on editing basics, as well as how to identify reliable sources. Students learned how editors collaborate on Wikipedia, as well as several policy pages regarding sourcing.

Introduction to Wikidata (January 18, 2017)

Presented to CO-ASIS&T at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, this presentation served as an introduction to Wikidata, a free and open knowledge base. The presentation covered its basics, its usefulness, examples of queries, its future, and how contributions are made. Event page.

Wikipedia Organizations on Campus: Case Study and Guide (October 8, 2016)

Representing Wikipedia Connection, a student organization at Ohio State, as well as the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, Maria Rimmel and myself shared our experience with running Wikipedia Connection, and then generalized the experience to running Wikipedia student organizations at large. The ultimate goal of the presentation was to share the experiences of a rather unique organization, and provide some of the foundations of what running such an organization entails (especially when compared with other Wikimedia affiliates). Event page.

Wikipedia in Your Next Project (November 17, 2016)

Presenting for Open Source Club while representing Wikipedia Connection and OHI/O, I presented on numberous ways to incorporate Wikipedia and its sister projects into student development projects. MediaWiki, its API, machine learning and botting, Wikidata, and more were all discussed. Wikimedia's Tool Labs, ClueBot NG, and other open source tools were also presented. Event page.

Introduction to MediaWiki (February 12, 2015)

Presenting for Open Source Club, I presented an introduction to MediaWiki, the open-source software used to power thousands of wikis (including Wikipedia). Its development history, as well as a live demo of setting up an instantiation, were shown. Event page.

Scholarships

Academic

Ohio State Trustees Scholarship

Events

Hackcon IV: Hackathon Organizers
GLAM Boot Camp at National Archives
Wikimedia Diversity Conference
WikiConference USA 2015
WikiConference North America 2016

Grants

Wikipedia Connection Semester Funding for Workshops and Events (Spring 2016) ($1,529 - Funded by the Wikimedia Foundation)

My first grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, this grant funded the Spring 2016 activities of Wikipedia Connection, a student organization at the Ohio State University. Events and initiatives included weekly workshops, Ohio State's first Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, and a "Wikipedia Takes Columbus" photography event.

Ohio Wikimedians User Group Project Funding for Fall 2016 ($1,910 - Funded by the Wikimedia Foundation)

The US-OH 2016 Project Grant provided Fall 2016 funding for both Wikipedia Connection and the newly-created Ohio Wikimedians User Group. Wikipedia Connection's initiatives for the semester included weekly workshops and a Wikipedia Asian Month edit-a-thon, while the funding for the Ohio Wikimedians went towards branding and providing prize money for Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States.

Wikipedia Connection Semester Funding for Workshops and Events (Spring 2017) ($1,170 - Funded by the Wikimedia Foundation)

This grant served as Wikipedia Connection's funding for the Spring 2017 semester, which includes events such as a Women in Computing edit-a-thon, Ohio State's second Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, a collaboration with Ohio State's University Library Archives, and more.