I'm Elizabeth Yalkut. I make things. I make food, novels, websites, mistakes, friendships, and pots of tea. Among others. (The tea and websites are my favorites.)
The Interactive Feminist Bingo Card, created in collaboration with Betsy Haibel, is an interactive bingo card for the use of commenters at online feminist venues. It provides feminists with an easy way to identify trolls, suggests possible responses based on the squares chosen, and also generates a random kitten video if the player chooses not to engage with the troll upon winning.
Threespot Media was tasked with rebranding the MacArthur Foundation website. James Stevenson and Steve McKinney built the Django backend, and I served as front-end lead, working with Phil Gosier's designs.
Do Something collected messages from young people all over the United States thanking emergency service workers for their efforts to keep Americans safe, as a tribute to their hard work on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Rob Hawkins worked with the Google Maps API to link the messages, sent in through a custom Drupal content type or text message, to a map, and I translated Keri Goff's PSD into CSS.
Project OWL online was an online version of an optional mini-course offered to writing fellows at Barnard College, meant to raise their awareness of learning disabilities (LD). The course was originally designed by the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as a seminar course. Students were interested in the course, but unable to find a time that would work for all of them to take it in person. So, working with ODS, Educational Technology developed an online version.
The course was created in Wordpress. Different activities were created to take the place of the in-person instruction that had happened in the seminar version of the course — to both motivate the students and to get them to engage with the material — and those activities were put into the blog along with journal entries for the students to respond to.