Reimagining Wikipedia Mentorship
June 2014 – April 2015
I am part of a team of Wikipedians designing an expertise finding system that matches newcomers looking to learn specific skills (technical and social) on Wikipedia with expert wikipedians who have such skills. My role in the project is to support the design of the project as well as conduct research on the outcomes of newcomer performance and retention. Our work is funded by a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant. The final report on the outcomes of this project are available here.
CampusNeighbor x SoundLogics
January – May 2014
CampusNeighbor fosters meaningful and productive bartering transactions between students and residents in college communities. Using an innovative social media platform and the proven community building tactic of bartering, this project aims to promote deeper relationships, both social and economic, between students on the Syracuse University campus and residents of the Near Westside. The software will be accessible inside two kiosks, one located on campus and one located at 601 Tully. The kiosks will feature interactive technology that invites participants to speak to the walls of the kiosk about their skills and needs. In return, the kiosk will play back what others have said. The project launches at the end of January, 2014 and runs through the end of April.
CampusNeighbor in the News:
- Finalist for the Ray von Dran IDEA award, Syracuse University
- Selected for 2012 residency in Syracuse Student Sandbox Startup Incubator