At Axis41, I had the opportunity to work with cutting edge designers on some amazing sites. One of my favorites, was as lead developer on a revamp of Ken Garff’s Project Listen site. This site features a number of inspiring full page videos. This project presented a number of challenges including delivery of full page streaming video with minimal delay or interruption, a clip-based animated video navigation menu, and a custom cursor that allows the mouse pointer to become a video controller while the video is playing. This is just one example of the kind of artsy, cutting edge websites Axis41 is known for.
As webmaster at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, I was responsible for development and management of the Institute’s internet services including its main web site and other sites hosted there for collaborative projects, conferences and events. I worked closely with SCI’s graphic designer and media group manager, Nathan Galli, to build great looking, content rich sites. For most instances, we used the Joomla! content management system for our sites. In order to meet the unique content intensive needs of the Institute and it’s various projects, I was often challenged to create custom Joomla extensions to manage and present specific types of content. Among those are the Joombib publications management system, the Software Dissemination system, an Events Calendar system, and a special compoent for the Center for Extreme Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization (CEDMAV). In addition to the websites, we also hosted over a dozen MediaWikis for collaborative work.
I had the special opportunity of doing the website for the 2005 Association of Space Explorers Nineteenth Congress which was held in Salt Lake City and hosted by former Utah Senator Jake Garn. This week long event drew together fifty six astronauts and cosmonauts from 10 nations. I developed the site which represented its international nature and included a Flash animation simulating a “Journey to the Planets.” I also served as a photographer for the event, following the astronauts as they visited schools, held technical sessions, visited areas of cultural and social interest, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Here are a few shots from the event:
11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE 13)