Contract Web Developer – June – July 2011.
Kevin spent the early part of the Summer of 2011 working as a contractor for NASA (with Perot Systems, subcontracting with TEKsystems), producing Web sites in WordPress and the NASA custom CMS. As a life-long science nerd, Kevin was thrilled by the opportunity.
At first, the main project was to be called “NASA Cultural Convergence.” Early consultations with the client, NASA scientist Dr. Yvonne Clearwater, resulted in a brand name change to “ArtSpace.” When the decision was made to switch the project from a custom WordPress site, Kevin took about 2 days to learn the custom NASA CMS, and proceeded to design the main brand logo (above) build a prototype, and to train the New Media Innovations Team, led by Dr. Clearwater, in it’s operation. To learn more, see Lost in ArtSpace.
As a side project, Kevin also designed and built what he believes was NASA’s first mobile-responsive Web site, for a conference on Quantum Technologies.