Tanner M. Young
In 2007, Tanner embarked on the re-architecture of the Studios' web site
, and continues as webmaster for alyoung.com.
He also develops and maintains numerous web applications written in 10 programming languages. Major applications in this collection include the shopping cart (2007) for alyoung.com, a custom suite of e-commerce business applications (2007-2011), and the artifact viewer for the online archive of original documents associated with My Father's Captivity
(2009). His biodiversity calculator
has received top ranking among enthusiasts, scholars, and field scientists (2007-2011).
Tanner created and maintains the Studios' sound and video recording, mixing, and mastering studio, and is the creative force behind the Studios' line of sheet music for composers, performers, and arrangers (Ossia Publications)
. He coordinates the Studios' Internet presence across its blog suite and social media, and is the Studios' lead CAD technician.
His role in the online publication of historical resources associated with My Father's Captivity
also included compiling an expandable master name-list (currently totaling more than 3000 names) to provide one-click access to all documents featuring the named individual. The database of indexed documents currently includes more than 600 artifacts.
From 2008 to 2010, he also volunteered with the Mozilla Foundation
developing and testing Firefox
, and created webmaster tools for image analysis and processing.
In 2010, he received a BA in Art History from Brigham Young University, where he specialized in art and computer vision (using eye-movement analysis to evaluate and predict viewer interaction with artwork and manuscripts).
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