In addition to my regular 9 to 5 job, I manage to find some time to do a few projects here and there (besides this blog). Here’s what I have going on:
The 21st Century Collegian
If I could do anything in the world (you know, if money weren’t an issue), I would write, speak and give advice to others about education. I am a firm believer that education, especially in the United States of America, is a catalyst tool to help you move towards a better life. However there are gross inequalities both in the quality and access to education. This is especially true in regards to higher education, where many people learn about the financial and bureaucratic pitfalls of going to college the hard way; by making mistakes themselves.
Since I do not really have the time or resources to do a lot with this passion, I do curate and read a lot of information about this topic. The result is a dedicated twitter account and home page of aggregated information from the ‘net; with a focus on higher education, financial and minority issues.
MsStyrie (my MixCloud moniker)
It’s been a little while since I did anything new, but I have a channel on Mixcloud where I have a few mixes uploaded. One of them, Skinhead’s Choice, a classic reggae mix, has over 3K listens so far. So I guess a few people out there like my stuff!
Habitat for Humanity (Armstrong County, PA)
I created this website in WordPress in the Spring of 2013 as a volunteer project. It’s a template with minimal modifications. I used the content from their older HTML based site and this was up and running for the client in about two days. They currently maintain the content themselves.
Do I Luv U?
Everyone has their loves and passions. For mine, I decided to create a website. Do I Luv U? is a Joomla 3.x site designed with a responsive, magazine layout. Since the site focuses on music, videos and other media are embedded throughout.