berkeleyByte: a design, culture and technology publication
2 years, 4 months
berkeleyByte is a news site aimed to inform readers about activity related to design, culture and technology at UC Berkeley and beyond. At UC Berkeley, there is much student interest in these topics, yet there was not yet a publication on campus dedicated to these topics, so I created an online publication to cater towards these needs. The publication aims to engage the UC Berkeley community in topics related to design, culture, and technology. It spotlights students and student groups as well as notifies readers about interesting events on campus and in the area.
I am the founder of this online publication and was Editor-In-Chief from 2012-2014. I worked with writers and photographers in finding story ideas and guide them through the journalism process. Additionally, I created the website and social media presence for the publication in the early stages of the publication. berkeleyByte continues to run today.
I was the berkeleyByte DeCal course facilitator during the Fall of 2013. I worked with Anne Hsiao in creating and teaching the course. We taught students how to interview people, write news articles, feature articles, forum articles and about AP style. Since berkeleyByte is a publication related to design, culture and technology, we also had activities and discussions related to these topics throughout the semester. We taught students about human-centered design and held two design challenges during the semester. We also had students examine and critique designs. Our semester culminated with a guest speaker, Quentin Hardy, the deputy tech editor of the New York Times, who came and spoke to us about his own experiences as well as about technology and writing about technology.