Posts by "Adam"

The Vinyl Subdomain

Let me just start by saying we live in a really cool time in history. I published a blog post on Saturday evening about how I noticed that Discogs.com had an API and how COOL it would be to have a site that pulled in all the data. I keep an online record of my… Continue reading

A Vinyl API of One’s Own

I’ve been on a vinyl kick as of late. It happens that a lot of the records I listened to when I was most emotionally vulnerable to trite love songs are hitting their ten or fifteen year anniversary and being released/re-released on vinyl. For instance, I recently grabbed a copy of the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack Guestroom Records,… Continue reading

Indie EdTech Design Sprint

Note: This post is 2 of 3 in a recap of the Indie EdTech Data Summit: The Personal API held at Davidson College. Here is Part 1 and Part 3. Audrey and Kin’s framework led nicely into design sprint, facilitated by Erin Richey and Ben Werdmüller of Known, who utilized the design thinking methodology to accelerate a deep brainstorming… Continue reading

Framing Indie EdTech

Note: This post is 1 of 3 in a recap of the Indie EdTech Data Summit: The Personal API held at Davidson College. Here is Part 2 and Part 3. I’m back in Oklahoma after a jam packed weekend at Davidson College for the Indie EdTech Data Summit. The event came together after a joint presentation that Jim… Continue reading

The web isn’t (just) a garden.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the ephemeralness of the web and, more particularly, data in general. Just today, I got the same rather inconvenient message that I tend to get every few months: startup disk full. Hi, my name is Adam Croom, and I’m a bit of data pack rat. I don’t delete emails. I also… Continue reading

Journo-programmers

I try my best to keep up with a handful of blogs and one of them is Dave Winer‘s blog, who was both and early blogger and early advocate for syndication. John Markoff, who happens to also be one of my favorite technology journalists/storytellers, described him in 2001 like this: David Winer is a software designer… Continue reading