I'm Tracey Berg-Fulton. I'm a creative technologist, and doer of things. What does that mean? It means I combine a love of making (and occasionally breaking) things, a passion for history, and a growing relationship with the web to build things for people. I love to code, create, write, talk, and support users and teammates.
Learning is a lifelong process, and I'm privileged to have the opportunity to learn and share my knowledge with Girl Develop It! Pittsburgh, where I voluteer as an instructor, organizer, and TA. Earlier in my curiosity voyage, I earned my BA at Otterbein University, and my graduate degree from the University of Glasgow. I also completed the Udacity Front End Web Development Nanodegree.
I spend lots of time running silly distances, resulting in a hard-won
4:25 4:13 marathon PR. When I'm not running, I'm picking things up and putting them down as a competitive powerlifter. I photograph the old fashioned way, using a trusty Holga 120s I've owned since high school. You can see some of my photos on Flickr. My other side project is restoring a 1959 Nash Metropolitan under the tutelage of my dad. Read about the Metropolitan's issues and progress on GitHub.
I get way too excited about Antiques Roadshow, baking, and fuzzy dogs. I cry at weddings, listen to old records, and generally keep my New Year's Resolutions.
So, that's me. Now, what can we do together?
Great question! My skills and interests are wide ranging, so here's some possibilities, in no particular order.
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My most recent role was Content Lead at Cotton Bureau. I did fun things like write site copy and micro-copy, work on designer-focused campaigns and communication, and create transactional emails. I sat firmly between the product team and the marketing team to fulfill their content needs.
Prior to working at Cotton Bureau, I was Customer & Community Lead at Authentic Jobs. I solved problems for our awesome customers, managed social media and e-mail marketing campaigns, and helped employers and job seekers find eachother.
I also worked as collections database associate and provenance researcher at the Carnegie Museum of Art, working on the Art Tracks provenance data project. You can read about my work on Art Tracks on the CMOA blog.
Prior to working at CMOA, I was data manager for a tech start up, where I supervised a team of interns, part-timers, and full-timers who processed data, did data QA, and created a descriptive taxonomy.
From 2012 until 2017, I served as Web Chair for the Registrars Committee of the American Alliance of Museums (RC-AAM), now the Collections Stewardship Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums (CS-AAM). I maintained and updated the former rcaam.org domain before building, designing, and launching a new site at collectionsstewardship.org and training and supporting my successor.
From time to time, I say words in front of people, and write things on the internet and on paper. If you'd like me to talk or write, please send an email.
Past Speaking Gigs:
Berg-Fulton, Tracey, Alison Langmead, Christopher Nygren, Thomas Lombardi, and David Newbury. "A Role-Based Model for Successful Collaboration in Digital Art History." International Journal for Digital Art History, Forthcoming 2018.
Contributor, Alexander, Edward Porter, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker. Museums in motion: an introduction to the history and functions of museums. 3rd ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman et Littlefield, 2017.
Berg-Fulton, Tracey J. "Taking a Fresh Look At Provenance." Museum, July 2016, 34-39.
Can you relocate?
I bet your city is awesome, and I'd love to visit, but for many reasons I cannot relocate out of Pittsburgh right now. Let's talk about remote work, though!
Have you worked remotely before?
Yes! I've worked on fully and partially distributed teams. I've done the 9-5 onsite thing, too. My preference is for full-time remote work, with opportunities to get together as a team periodically.
What's your Myers-Briggs type?
I'm a classic ENFP.
What is your favorite color?
I'm partial to a good blue, or a hot pink.
Tabs or spaces?
Not touching this with a 10 foot pole, but also, I'll do whatever fits the team's style. It's not a big thing.
What are you learning right now?
There's always another framework, right? I'm diving into ReactJS.
Got a favorite Slack emoji?
:partyparrot:, without a doubt. While I love the variations, the classic party parrot is right in every situation.
Is the Hokey Pokey *really* what it's all about?
Mac or PC?
Right now I work on an 11in MacBook Air. It's a great machine, in a totally adorable package. I've worked in Mac and PC environments, and I have a strong preference for Mac, but hey, everything's a learning opportunity.
Early riser or night owl?
I am on Team Early Riser. I'm up around 5AM everyday to walk my dog, exercise, do chores, and do tutorials before the day starts.