June 29, 2015

Hackathon Supports Charity

Webmaster Curtiss Grymala and Director of Digital Communications Shelley Keith participated in an all-night “hackathon” for charity while at HighEdWeb 2013, Oct. 6 to 9, in Buffalo, N.Y. The event, in support of Ride for Roswell, had 75 participants at its peak. Information architects, content strategists, visual designers, programmers, theme developers, and WordPress experts gathered in a room from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. to donate approximately 400 labor hours in support of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute “Ride for Roswell” website redevelopment project. Grymala was selected to lead the development team, and Keith served as project management liaison between the teams and the client to identify priorities and clarify requirements. The event was featured on local television news and in blog posts and websites.

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About Shelley Keith

Shelley is the Director of Digital Communications for UMW. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Arkansas University, and a Master of Science in Information Quality from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Keith is a nearly 20 year web professional, an active member of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, a frequent conference presenter, and a passionate advocate for positive technology user experiences.