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👋 Hi! My name is Ed Summers and this is my weirdly named website. I’m a software developer, teacher and researcher working at the intersection of libraries, archives and the World Wide Web. I’m interested in how the Web functions as a sociotechnical system, especially with regard to memory practices such as curation and preservation. I am currently working at Stanford University Library on their Infrastructure Team.

If you want to get in touch please email me at ehs@pobox.com. You can also find me on fediverse at @edsu@social.coop and wandering Scuttlebutt as \@n2ax/dvrm+u76UhEv6aN0MzlH0Zw7o0MOd5QIHjouSw=.ed25519. Once upon a time I was on Twitter as @edsu but I don’t actively use it anymore–but you’ll see I have some bots that do.

Projects

This is a list of projects I’m working on at the moment. It’s not meant to be a fine grained list of tasks–I use other collaborative tools for that. It’s simply a place to write down the high level things that I’m working on, in an arbitrary order, so I can see them change over time.

  • Webrecorder: WACZ Standardization
  • Social Life of Web Archives (SLoWA)
  • Documenting the Now
  • Learning TypeScript
  • Relearning Ruby & Rails