Mark A. Matienzo (http://matienzo.org) is Technical Architect for ArchivesSpace (http://www.archivesspace.org/) and a Digital Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives at the Yale University Library. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at the iSchool at Drexel University. His research and professional interests focus on the intersection between digital preservation, forensics, media archaeology, and sociotechnical analysis. In 2012, Matienzo was the first awardee of the Emerging Leader Award of the Society of American Archivists.
Here are Mark's first five...
"I love Twitter because it's simultaneously thoughtful and absolute garbage. I love following new people and the culture of the retweet. Most of the people I follow are archivists, library hackers, digital humanities or media studies folks, and fake accounts."
"ArchivesSpace is a project to develop a next generation archives management system, and we're developing using the Scrum software development management methodology. We're using Pivotal Tracker to manage user stories, feature requests, and bugs. I check in on it every morning because the majority of our development team is based in Canberra, ACT, Australia and much of the work happens overnight on East Coast Time."
"I need to get my fix of old synthesizer photos, cute dog pictures, net art, fashion trends, and general goofiness."
"My social network includes programmers, technologists, and similar geeky folk, and I love knowing about other people's projects and curiosities. GitHub is great because I can see changes to people's projects as well as whenever they star or favorite something."
"This is my hugest guilty pleasure - it's networked junk food. I find it totally abhorrent from the standpoint of its impact of privacy and business practice, but I can't seem to tear myself away from it."
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