web applications

Developing Insights with Wassaja

This semester the Developing Wassaja Working Group has hit the ground running in an amazing fashion. We have learned about some mission-critical concepts to web application development like user-centered design and project management, while also moving forward and getting our basic Drupal installation up-and-running. As we continue on this journey, you will occasionally find some of us blogging about the insights we are developing. Lyndsey Buchanan, staff at the ASU Ross Blakely Law Library and member of the Developing Wassaja team, has shared her insights regarding some of the concepts from project management that we have learned so far in a blog post titled “Stalled Projects and Other Ghastly Happenings.” Lyndsey’s insights are particularly wonderful, as she now has the role of Project Manager for the project status updates on Developing Wassaja site, including our Project Charter that outlines our goals, milestones, and the rest of the team roster!

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Developing Wassaja: The Nexus Lab’s First Project-Centered Workshop Series

Beginning January 2015, the Nexus Lab will launch a new project called Developing Wassaja. We would like to invite you, our friends (as well as our future friends), to help us to develop a web application to feature this amazing humanities collection of rare, Yavapai newsletters written by Carlos Montezuma in the early 20th Century that has been curated in a joint effort by ASU scholars (David Martinez and Jodi Reeves Flores) and the ASU Library (Joyce Martin), and funded by an IHR Seed Grant. By participating in this weekly workshop series to create a web application for these amazing clients, we want to give you all the opportunity not only to cultivate a complete set of skills necessary for creating sustainable digital humanities projects (from project management to web scripting), but to add a project to your professional portfolio by being a member of this team.

Team meetings will begin Friday, January 16th, 2015, at 9:30am. This will take place in the Nexus Lab (5519 Lattie F. Coor Hall) every Friday. For the first hour, our meetings will focus on mapping out team plans while introducing new skills. The second hour, team members will be encouraged to take advantage of Nexus Lab resources and mentorship to work on developing the Wassaja digital resource. The Nexus Lab team’s expertise will be enhanced by training collaborators like Bruce Matsunaga (English), Sydney Lines (Lightworks), and other colleagues of the Nexus Lab.

We know this is a significant commitment and would like to encourage those people wanting to truly become a part of an #ASUDH project to join us. Click here to register as a member of Developing Wassaja and to get more detailed information. We look forward to having you join our team!

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