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Black Panther Party

Design & developed a unique interface for navigating articles, essays, events, and new program initiatives. This was a volunteer project with early ambitions for a commercial joint venture. It fell apart over internal issues.
Eli implemented the Google Language API (php) to translate entire site and individual articles to nearly any language using an asynchronous AJAX cue-engine to control http request priorities, frequency and timeouts. Extended open source CMS OpenCart with configuration options to map and re-stylize all products and profiles

Started: 2009-07-01

Launched/Lasted: 2009-08-01

Technologies: AS3, PHP, CodeIgniter, mySQL, AJAX, JavaScript, CSS3

Industries: Education, Ecommerce

Companies/Brands: Huey P. Newton Foundation

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The Means

A vision from Biko Eisen-Martin for his students at Berkeley High School to create a tool for teachers and students to collaborate and compete in the writing process. Modeled after a traditional newsroom, students and teachers would be able to develop assignments, work on multiple versions of a story, share ideas within the class, and more. We built a prototype site that supported a semester of great essays still worth reading, but the project lost momentum as we both moved cities.

This project's greatest potential was in a version-controller for teachers to review, grade and provide feedback on student's essays, while peer reviews drove friendly competition between writer and school rankings.

If you work in Education or feel something like this could help your classroom or school district, please email me. I'd love bring it back to life in our spare time.

UI Tools include tinyMCE text editor, advance sourcing maps, and multi-category search options

Started: 2008-09-01

Launched/Lasted: 2009-02-01

Technologies: AS3, PHP, mySQL, AJAX, JavaScript, CSS3

Industries: Education, E-learning

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End. Biko Eisen-Martin: Product Development

Companies/Brands: TaylorMadeTrafficTaylorMadeTraffic, Berkeley High School

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Building Safety Solutions

Commercial software providing interactive emergency evacuation training for skyscrapers and public buildings throughout the US. Advanced UI tools include detail floor maps of emergency equipment and exit routes with controls for sorting and searching
  • Integrated Building-Safety-Solution's (www.bssnet.com) emergency evacuation training program with Ameriprise Financial's Learning-Management-System (LMS). Used Flash's External Interface to join the interface and Scorm 1.2 LMS
  • Wrote a JSFL script to export, convert and organize named layers directly from Illustrator CS3 into a single Flash movie clip. A naming convention for each layer in Illustrator specified how movie clips were named and embedded within each other. This provided the core content for a standalone Flash product which I built to allow safety professionals and engineers to zoom and locate safety equipment, stairwells, sprinklers and more, on every floor, throughout multiple skyscrapers.

Started: 2008-08-01

Launched/Lasted: 2008-12-01

Technologies: AS2, JSFL, Scorm

Industries: Education, E-learning

Team: Umberto Polanco: 3DModeling. E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Hector Gomez: Business Development

Companies/Brands: Building Safety Solutions

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The A&E Advisor

A fully interactive textbook for the Legal and Strategical Aspects of the Music Recording Industry
Through predictive questioning, the tool was meant to create completely customized contracts from an intelligent questionnaire about the parties involved, their interests, and needs. Provides bi-partisan advice from attorneys, artists, and industry professionals

Started: 2004-08-01

Technologies: AS3, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash

Industries: Education, E-learning

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Design, Business Development. Rob: Front-End. Che Hashim: Legal Consul

Companies/Brands: TaylorMadeTraffic