Our agency forms "agile networks" among clients and rapidly assembled teams of programmers, designers, consultants, and project managers. These agile configurations change from job to job.
We have a successful track record in seeing projects through all stages of development – from preliminary consulting and grant applications to project management and sustainability.
We specialize in open-source development, design themes and platforms, create custom modules, tools, and plugins, and recirculate our code through our public GitHub repository.
Digital Humanities at Berkeley has contracted with Agile Humanities Agency for its branding and website design, as well for technical work associated with numerous individual research projects funded by Berkeley DH seed grants. Agile also executed the Mellon-funded work on DiRT when we recognized that there was no viable way to do it on campus. In addition to being considerably more affordable than the large, commercially oriented Drupal development companies that UC Berkeley uses for departmental websites, Agile is run by Dean Irvine, a professor who is himself a digital humanist. In addition to providing the necessary “humanities-to-techie” translation for his programmers (who have themselves worked on numerous digital humanities projects, and are more familiar with the needs and requirements of these projects than most developers), Dean is a valuable advisor on issues of project design, thanks to his own extensive background developing successful, sustainable digital humanities projects.
Digital Humanities Specialist – berkeley.edu