@candace_nast

cnast.ca

github.com/cnast

EMPLOYMENT


Digital Historian

Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Assoc.

2016-present

  • Assemble, catalogue, manage, and present physical and digital heritage collections
  • Digital publishing of texts, images, maps, and born digital objects include selecting software and related tools, installing, and maintaining sites and repos on WAMP and hosted servers
  • Customized WordPress and Omeka plugins and CSS for seamless user experience and look/feel

Digital Projects Specialist

Freelance

2009 - present

  • Collect, transcribe, index, publish oral history interviews with audio, video, and footnotes
  • Design and build digital exhibits/projects/websites for heritage, cultural, and academic individuals and orgs
  • Direct/maintain social media web presence for heritage, cultural, and academic groups
  • Technical training/troubleshooting: hardware/software/networking, Android/iPhone, Linux/PC/Mac

Digital Outreach Coordinator

Centre for Teaching and Learning

University of Windsor

2010 - 2013

  • Developed/delivered online programs to support professional development of TAs/GAs
  • Established online and face-to-face network and built network to 1500+ members

Sessional Instructor

History & Women’s Studies

University of Windsor

2010-2011

  • History of Women’s Movements in North America (face-to-face)
  • Gal Pals: Women and Friendship Over Time (totally online)

Social Media Assistant

Public Affairs and Communication

University of Windsor

2010

  • Initiated social media strategy for the University of Windsor
  • Established long‐term goals and strategies with Web Communications Team
  • Supported faculty and departments using social media

Web Developer (Drupal, WordPress)

University of Windsor

2009 - 2010

  • Developed new websites for multiple departments, programs & faculty during Drupal migration
  • Applied Google Analytics traffic and search reports to shape new content and design

FORMAL EDUCATION


Bachelor of Computer Science (in progress)

University of Windsor

Windsor, ON

Sept 2015 - Mar 2016

M.A., History

University of Windsor, Dr. Christina SImmons (Supervisor)

Major paper:  We worked at everything: Childbirth and Women's Work on Pelee Island, Ontario, 1940-1960

Windsor, ON

2009

Honours B.A., Women’s Studies

University of Windsor

With Great Distinction

Minor: Applied Information Technology

Windsor, ON

2007

OTHER EDUCATION (MOOCs, Certificates, Lifelong learning, Museum Studies)


Education Programs, Ontario Museum Association

2016

Organization and Management of Museums, Ontario Museum Association

2016

Interactive Programming in Python, Rice University on Coursera 

R Programming (Data Science), Johns Hopkins University on Coursera

2014

2014

Mapping with Google

Advanced Power Searching with Google

2013

2013

Centre for Teaching & Learning

University of Windsor, Faculty Teaching Development Courses

Learning Centred Teaching in Higher Ed (36 hours)

Online Education (18 hours)

Instructional Skills (24 hours)

Leading Effective Discussions (18 hours)

Windsor, ON

2011

2011

2010

2010

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE


Selected Projects

  • EKMHA digital asset export/import (2017). Moving digital records from MS Access 2007 to PastPerfect museum software. Required extensive data cleanup. Tools: OpenRefine, batch scripting
  • Random Reel Generator (2015). Generates a playable Scottish-ish reel. iPython Notebook, music21, Musescore. github.com/cnast/randomreelgen
  • Asteroidz (2014). Users pilot a rocket through space, destroying space rocks while trying not to be killed. Single player. Python. github.com/cnast/asteroidz 

Programming Languages and Technologies

  • Open Source Development: LAMP/WAMP/XAMPP server development, WordPress,Omeka, Drupal
  • Web: HTML, CSS, WordPress,Omeka, Drupal, Google Open Gallery, Google Arts & Culture, Adobe Creative Suite (incl. Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Office: Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Libre Office, Open Office
  • Programming: Python, C, R, Javascript, Git, BASH
  • OS: Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
  • Fun & Nerdy: XML, XSLT, OpenRefine, Zotero, ImageMagick

SELECTED WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS (since 2010)


Translating Academic Skills to the Workplace

Pathways, Mentoring & Failure

Teaching and Learning with Google Apps

Using Technology Effectively

Barriers to Entry in the Digital Humanities: Gender, Mentorship, and Hacking

MacGyver-ing History: Building Online History

Low-Cost Tech for Very Small Museums

SELECTED AWARDS


UWindsor Dept of History Community Heritage Medal with Essex-Kent Mennonite Hist. Assoc.

2017

Sir John A. Macdonald Fellowship in Canadian History (declined)                

2010

University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship (declined)

2010

Findlay/Humanities Research Group Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Inquiry

2009-2010

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2008-2009

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Master’s SSHRC          

2007-2008

University of Windsor President’s Excellence Award

2007-2008

University of Windsor Board of Governor’s Medal in Women’s Studies

2007

Canadian Millennium Laureate Scholarship

2005-2007