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Adam Martin is the Chief Digital Officer at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Adam Martin is a self-described "uncredentialed expert committed to supporting inclusive, connected communities through secure, scalable, flexible, and open technologies".
Adam is currently working on a number of projects including: agile for cultural institutes, open source software solutions for public good, social entrepreneurship opportunities for underrepresented communities, measuring impact at non-profits and cultural institutes, API design and the semantic web, crowd sourcing open data projects, and a new statistical model for determining the greatest baseball players of all time.
Adam Martin did a two-year program at Howard University in Radio, Television, and Film. He went on to graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and earned his Masters Degree in Interactive Journalism from American University.
Adam started his career in radio working for RadioBoston as a Production Coordinator and NPR first as the Digital Media Content Developer and then as the Supervisor of Digital Media Production. Adam Martin has also worked for the Broadcasting Board of Governors as the Manager of Technology Services and then as the Director of Technology and Innovation. Adam has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Howard University.
His current position is with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture which is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
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