Spotlight

I have spotlighted some of my work from the past decade below. 

Please note that confidentially agreements govern much of my output and as such, I cannot post it here. However, from time to time I will anonymize and post demostrative versions of my work herein.

Please contact me if you would like to see more of the fruits of my labor.

[Update 2012/07/20: Polling Center Mapping with Drupal and Google Maps added.]

Election Results with Maps and Charts on Drupal CMS

While on contract with the UN, I created the results site for Wolesi Jirga and Provincial Council elections in Afghanistan.

That was before I delved into Drupal in any depth. Having after-the-fact realized how powerful Drupal was, having been in possession of the public election data, and wanting to prove a concept — I decided to redo things how I would do them now.

Needless to say, the improvements are substantial while actually improving page load times and database performance.

This new proof-of-concept solution is also fully-sustainable and uses no commercial software.

I created a comparison chart highlighting the main differences here.

Need a Similar Solution?

Technical assistance agencies, governments, and election commissions can contact me to obtain a tailored version of this solution. Hosted, owned, and multi-lingual versions are available. 

 

Performance Monitoring and Impact Analysis Tool for USAID

Between July 2011 and January 2012 I was contracted by USAID to help their mission in Iraq develop a Performance Monitoring and Impact Analysis tool. As is increasingly often the case, they were faced with the option to license an expensive proprietary system or to follow waves of others and to give open source a try. I helped the mission design and develop the IMS Prototype captured in the attached screenshots using Drupal 7 and several Google APIs. 

Need a Similar Solution?

Technical assistance agencies, governments, and election commissions can contact me to obtain a tailored version of this solution. Hosted, owned, and multi-lingual versions are available. 

 

NGO/Project/Field Office Website

In 2009 I created this Drupal site to demonstrate the types of fully sustainable content management systems that I develop by blending the latest innovations in information technologies with effective use of Web2.0 design sensibilities (again, this was 2009 so 2.0 was all the buzz.)

The fully functional online version can be found at http://tatweer.gohernandez.com.

For a quick introduction to this project, view the video below:

Additional videos can be found at http://tatweer.gohernandez.com/proof-concept. If you're interested in a similar solution for your organization, project, or small business - please contact me

Drupal with Google Maps

I created this site to demonstrate the power of going open source.

This is a Drupal implementation that integrates with Google Maps using a freely available module. The rest of the site is a demonstration of several modern best-practices in web design.

Note: This site was completed in 2010 using Drupal 6. 

You can see the solution here.

Afghan Election Results

I developed this results progress visualization and delivery solution for the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) while on contract with the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) during 2005.

I was the Deputy Head of Comms and IT but as you can see, I was still very hands-on both in terms of developing some solutions myself and by coordinating the team of developers who delivered the other technology solutions designed to support the  2005 Wolesi Jirga and Provincial Council Elections.

There was a requirement that this site support English, Dari, and Pashto at a time when Microsoft SQL Server did not officially support Pashto. Our team developed a set of custom components to add this functionality and we were able to deliver both the website and the final results reports on time and in all three languages.

For the three weeks between polling day and the announcement of the last final results report, the map on this website's homepage was color coded with the progress of counting and results for each election in each Afghan province.

From this website you:

Internally, the electoral commission could:

The JEMB was dissolved and a new election commission exists in Afghanistan. As such, external links to other dissolved bodies may exist but all of the results related site functionality is present.

Media Center Mode

The stage for the media center where press conferences were held used screens as backdrops. On those screens, several different slideshows and presentations rotated including the results site in a media center mode (sans any navigation or other irrelevant site elements).

 

Need a Similar Solution?

Technical assistance agencies, governments, and election commissions can contact me to obtain a tailored version of this solution. Hosted, owned, and multi-lingual versions are available.

 

Corporate Identity Redesign

For just shy of 2 years, I was the IT Officer for the Stop TB Partnership hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to my arrival, the Partnership had engaged an agency to redesign the Stop TB Logo.

The Stop TB Partnership management was not pleased with the first set of comps we received after my arrival so I created a set of my own comps which eventually evolved into the final logo which is still currently in use. This final logo was chosen over the comps sent over by the award-winning agency that was contracted to do our redesign.

This logo, in full and in emblem form, is widely recognized in areas of high TB incidence and the Stop TB Partnership has been widely lauded for the quality of its advocacy, communications, and branding.

I have many years of exposure to printing and publishing through family businesses and summer work as a student.

I design corporate identities on a contract basis. Contact me to discuss your coporate identity needs.
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New Corporate Identity

I developed this corporate identity for Mission Ready Systems, a technical and creative outlet of mine.

The images herein are jpegs of the proof ready hi-res PDFs I deliver to printers. I have many years of exposure to printing and publishing through family businesses and summer work as a student.

I design corporate identities on a contract basis. Contact me to discuss your coporate identity needs.

Observer Registration Site

I developed this observer registration solution for INEC1, the Nigerian election commission, while I was advising INEC on a USAID2 funded technical assistance project that was being executed by IFES3 during 2007.

Before this solution was developed, prospective observer agencies had to have an in-country office or agent which could apply for approval to observe electoral operations. This was inefficient, costly, and time consuming.

I developed a solution to demonstrate the benefits of allowing secure internet based registration. 

From this website, prospective observers could:

Internally, the electoral commission could:

 

Need a Similar Solution?

Technical assistance agencies, governments, and election commissions can contact me to obtain a tailored version of this solution. Hosted, owned, and multi-lingual versions are available. 

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Guide for Observers2.84 MB
Guide for Application Reviewers4.11 MB
Guide for Site Administrators5.01 MB