The Public Internet Channel – pic.tv

The Public Internet Channel is a public-purpose network of writers, producers and directors that create videos, series, blogs and tools.  Many of the sites are managed through a WordPress multisite istall managed by One Economy Corporation, and use a default base theme that I helped create.  In order to scale to leverage sites that were on the platform and others that were not, my team created a customized RSS aggregator in Drupal, and leveraged our own API to place customized lists on our WordPress-run sites, as in the main hub site at pic.tv.

The Public Internet Channel

The Make It Easy Toolbox

The Make It Easy Toolbox is a web application to manage reusable and new content aggregations, across multiple sites and platforms.  It was created to be embedded via javascript or iframe, with various iterations and options to improve on SEO benefits.  Challenges included RSS integrations, multi-site-browser compatibility, while maintaining brand integrity.  Role included product manager and technical project manager, while simultaneously updating the platform for the parent project/site the Public Internet Channel.  It has been integrated into mobile applications, used for a variety of content and comment/discussion purposes, and effectively used on dozens of sites.

The Make It Easy Toolbox

 

One Economy Corporation

One Economy is a global non-profit organization that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved people around the world to vital information that will improve their lives.  I’ve done product/project management with One Economy for over 5.5 years, and was very pleased to product manage our latest corporate site.  Roles included executive producer, including creating mission goals, and audience analysis for the site.  Also led the technical team, creative direction, and content architecture in creating the site.  Created with a custom WordPress theme.

One Economy Corporation

Public Internet Channel Theme – 9ine

The Public Internet Channel is a public-purpose network of writers, producers and directors that create videos, series, blogs and tools.  Many of the sites are managed through a WordPress multisite install managed by One Economy Corporation, and use a default base theme that I helped create.  The theme was designed specifically to handle the business needs of standard blogs, but also episode-oriented video shows.  One example of a show site using this theme, is 9ine, a Telly Award winning drama that chronicles nine months in the life of soon-to-be teen parents.  Roles included product manager to support business needs of the theme, and the specific sites, including the Spanish version of 9ine, found at 9ueve.

9ine

I Am Empowered Campaign Site

Through a special partnership with One Economy and the National Urban League, iamempowered.com was a campaign designed to broaden the National Urban League’s mission reach to a young audience using social media tools and integrated campaign features.  The site was created in WordPress, with complex single sign-on requirements for a variety of social media platforms.  Roles included requirements and product management, technical project manager, content lead, and partner facilitation.

I Am Empowered Campaign Site

Public Internet Channel Theme – Diary of a Single Mom

The Public Internet Channel is a public-purpose network of writers, producers and directors that create videos, series, blogs and tools.  Many of the sites are managed through a WordPress multisite install managed by One Economy Corporation, and use a default base theme that I helped create.  The theme was designed specifically to handle the business needs of standard blogs, but also episode-oriented video shows.  One example of a show site using this theme, is Diary of a Single Mom, a web based original series that chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead.  Role was product manager to support business needs of the theme and specific sites, and technical project manager.  Challenges included the custom taxonomy for ‘series’ ordering, management, etc., in the context of non-episode posts.

Diary of a Single Mom