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Ashley Blewer

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πŸ‘‹ Biography

I am an archivist, developer, and technologist specializing in video preservation, digital repository management, infrastructure/community building, computer-to-human interpretation, and teaching technical concepts. I care about education (especially in/with tech), access (especially to moving images), the act of creation (especially on the web), and good archival practice (especially with digital formats).

I blog here sometimes!

πŸ“ˆ C.V.

I am happily employed as AV Preservation Specialist at Artefactual Systems. In the past, I've worked for numerous organizations including but not limited to the New York Public Library, Bay Area Video Coalition, MediaArea, and the University of South Carolina in archivist, (technical) development, and digital repository specialist roles (or a combination of the above).

Learn more about my work experience and background, and what I have learned, here: "How did I get here?"

If my resume is what you are after, download it here.


Working on and in open source is important to me. I have been fortunate to have worked on several open source projects, most notably QCTools and MediaConch, and to be involved with the standardization of Matroska, FFV1, and FLAC through the IETF. Some of my contributions can be found on Github.

πŸ”— Links

πŸ’» Software development

πŸ—£ Speaking and 🍎 Teaching

All my talks can be found here.

πŸ™† Collaboration/Community

πŸ’™ Community work

✏️ Writing/inteviews (other than my blog)

πŸ’– Blog posts people like the best

πŸŽ‰ Fun

πŸ…°οΈ Design

🎨 Art Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

πŸ’Œ Contact

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You can also find me on twitter. I'm pretty good at tweeting.