Technology Company of the Year, Best Application of Technology, and Outstanding Leadership in Technology
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Reason for nomination
MudBrick's innovative use of technology will bring new life to the commemorative website remembering the 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg. The project began in 2010 and will continue into 2011, with routine additions through 2013. Among the core features are an interactive map that will guide users through an engaging chronological presentation of the battle, interactive journals detailing key historic figures from the era and trip planning features that will both entertain and educate tourists and teachers alike.
Related to the Gettysburg site design and its ongoing initiative into 2013 is the Flag Waving Application MudBrick Creative developed for the National Civil War Museum via its continued relationship with Harrisburg University. MudBrick Creative continues to be a driving force behind HU's interactive initiatives, routinely advising on and overseeing its curriculum.
Best Application of Technology:
MudBrick Creative teamed up with Harrisburg University to develop an integral part of the most recent permanent exhibit at the National Civil War Museum. The Flag Waving Application is a highly interactive kiosk installation that uses motion sensor technology to engage and educate visitors of the museum on the use of signal flags and signaling methods during the Civil War. Feedback from the museum staff and instructors at HU tout the applications success as seen in the number of visitors using the kiosk and the duration of their visit to the exhibit. MudBrick Creative will continue to partner with Harrisburg University on its educational endeavors—helping to develop applications that will shape the future of the students' curriculum.
Outstanding Leadership In Technology:
MudBrick President Paul Benninghove has taken a personal interest in the continued development of Harrisburg University's student curriculum and the future of the technology industry in Pennsylvania. Paul routinely meets with HU staff on various projects, offering consultation in addition to the standard design and development services his company, MudBrick Creative provides. Paul has attended various speaking engagements on everything from SEO and web trends to interactive game design and animation. MudBrick will once again be a sponsor for this year's BarCamp—an event Paul takes as an opportunity to further get involved with the discussions and happenings at HU.
MudBrick's momentum has done anything but slow. Even through uncertain economic times, the company has built on the reputation we've made like a snowball rolling down a mountainside. Ultimately, we look to bring with this momentum an avalanche that changes the landscape of the technology industry locally and abroad.