During the migration, I helped the IT department troubleshoot solutions to known and unknown bugs in the Omniupdate software. It was a rewarding project that further solidified the professional relationships I’ve built with colleagues in IT and the Office of Marketing and Communication.
Through maintaining the Marquette Music websites, I am putting my skills in HTML, CSS and PHP to good use. However, I recognized that the music websites are in need of a refresh. I proposed to the director the idea of migrating the music websites to the OU campus system, which also houses the Diederich College of Communication website.
Once the migration project is completed in January, 2019, it will have the same look and feel of the Diederich College of Communicaiton website and be fully accessible for those who are vision and hearing impaired.
A sneak preview of one of the webpages for the revised music website is below.
The Urban Journalism Workshop is a two-week intensive program for high school students who have an interest in journalism. Under the guidance of College of Communication faculty, the students learn to work as journalists and use video equipment to produce The Urban Voice. This is the online publication that features their written and video stories.
As the web developer for this project since the summer of 2018, I decided to pull together all previous publications that were created in Weebly and migrate them to WordPress. The result is a rich, interactive website that showcases the students’ talents. It is now easier for users to view past publications as well, rather than having them at separate website addresses.