December 18, 2014

Introducing the Portal Development Team

CCC is delighted to introduce Allan Berry and Esther Verreau who have joined CCC Portal Manager, Kate Flynn, and the CCC Portal Committee, completing the Chicago Portal Development Team!

Allan joined the team in October as the Digital Library Developer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is working on the implementation of Metadata Hopper (the portal administrative tool) and the CCC Portal. Allan is a Django developer with an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has experience building tools to manage digital collections. He is active in the Chicago Code4Lib community and also brings a background in design and fine arts.

Esther is a librarian (with an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and software developer (with a BS in Computer Science from University of Michigan) with extensive experience developing Web and client / server applications in Django / Python and Java. She joined the UIC Library in June 2014 and is the technical lead for the CCC Portal development team. Esther has held professional positions at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor District Library, Northwestern University, and Skokie Public Library.

Development of the Chicago Portal is well underway and it is expected to launch in fall 2015 thanks to support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Thanks, Team, for all your hard work!