Agile works with clients from disciplines across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and partners with galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.
We specialize in open-source development, design themes and platforms, model and migrate data, create custom apps, modules, tools, extensions, and plugins, and recirculate code through our public GitHub repository.
We form geographically distributed "agile networks" among clients and rapidly assembled teams of programmers, designers, information and systems architects, and project managers. Our partner contractors range in scale from solo freelancers to boutique firms.
Our networks are global, so we're accustomed to working across continents, oceans, and time zones. We cultivate a culture of remote collaboration.
Agile occupies a niche of limited-budget, rapid-delivery software customization, data management, and design services. Our clients require solutions that go beyond the expertise of student programmers, that exceed capacities of services available at home institutions, or that fall below the profit margins of larger software and design shops.
Sometimes we collaborate with student programmers and assistants employed by a project or institution, so they end up getting training on the job. Sometimes we collaborate with other experts at an institution, so we distribute responsibilities. These configurations change from job to job, institution to institution. No agile network is exactly alike; each one is a custom fit.
Founder and director. Coordinates networks, manages partnerships, prepares quotes, negotiates contracts, consults with clients.
Lead programmer. Islandora, Drupal, and WordPress developer. Works with clients to design and implement customized solutions.
Digital librarian. Drupal and Islandora developer. Metadata and data migration. CAD modelling. Specialist in UX/UI design and accessibility.
Graphic design, UI/UX, information architecture, system architecture, data visualization, eCommerce and eBooks, mobile apps.
Project management, content curation, information architecture, UX/UI design, metadata.
Owner of Semandra. UX/UI, graphic design, theming, SEO, data visualizations, semantic web/open data, mobile apps.
Text visualization, manufacturing decision support, interaction design, experimental interface design, prototyping.
Data analyst. Interactive web visualizations. Programming in Python, R, and Apache Spark / Scala.
UX/UI design, ontologies & taxonomies, historical event modeling, chronometry & calendars, timeline visualizations, multi-modal collaboration, virtual research environments, digital pedagogies.
Development, databases, and project management. Text encoding and XML technologies, eXistdb, metadata, IIIF.
I highly recommend partnering with Agile Humanities for your digital humanities project, whether you're just starting it, or whether it's already at an advanced stage. We recently contracted with them to refine and polish prototype work we had done at the Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities on a suite of visualizations around historical figures in the Black Atlantic—the In The Same Boats project. At first we were a bit hesitant to pass on a project that had taken shape elsewhere, but we took the leap. We're very glad we did! The Agile team did an amazing job listening to, refining, and implementing our ideas. In the end, the project had as much scholarly heft because of their contributions, and not despite them, as is often the case with other contractors outside the humanities. We are now in discussions on how to grow our professional relationship. I'm so confident in their talent and experience that I recommend them without reservations.
Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History, Columbia University