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Kevin Miller



B.A. Social History, Cal State Monterey Bay

Employment history

2020 - 2021

Website Lead — The COVID Tracking Project

As the web team lead, I coordinated designers, developers, and data entry specialists to produce the most accurate website tracking COVID-19 in the United States. My team had 15-30 members at any time, within a project of over 900 volunteers. We won a Sigma Award and American Journalism Online Award for our reporting and visualizations.


Web Developer — Cal State Monterey Bay

I built and maintained custom web applications for the university, including Customer Relationship Management, Content Management Systems, business proecess mapping, and crazy organizational hierarchy widgets drawn with D3.

As a long-term member of the web team, I hired two of the first User Experience professionals in the entire California State University system. They direct all my development work. We are responsible for the entire campus website across all departments.

I maintained and integrated with old legacy systems. SOAP and CSV files are my frenemies. I've also built modern message queued or PubSubHub integration broker solutions for real-time integration.


Lead Developer — California State University S4 Project

During my tenure at Cal State Monterey Bay, I developed a tool for students to register for placements in Service Learning and internship programs. The CSU Chancellor's office picked up the project, and I developed a single tool for all 24 campuses. After the project gained enough momentum, we hired a position to take it up full time.


Farmer — Ono Loa Orchards

Lived in an eight-foot-by-eight-foot shack on the Big Island of Hawaii. Grew jackfruit and lychee.


Webmaster — Atascadero Unified School District

Built and maintained websites for the entire school district. Wrote scripts in Lasso for WebStar. None of these skills are at all useful anymore.


Programmer — Tristar communications

Converted legal documents from the state of California into a custom Post Script language.

Public Service & Projects


Chair — Surfrider Foundation, Monterey Chapter

I lead a rag-tag group of volunteers who are passionate about protecting the coastline and beaches. I write grants, manage communications, and build new programs for a growing conservation movement.


Salinas River Documentation project

Set out to document the entirety of the Salinas River, it's culture, it's people, and the different ways to access the river legally and... informally.


Archivist — Fort Ord Museum and Archives

Started an archive for the social artifacts of the former Fort Ord, doing oral histories, creating an ascensioning process, and digitizing records using a very loud slide scanner.


Community radio DJ — KAZU 90.3 fm

Ran The Mustard Pie Show from 2am to 4am every Sunday morning at KAZU 90.3fm. An eclectic mix of any song that had not been played by the station for over five years, and the occasional pre-recorded interview with touring bands. I also took requests from truck drivers and insomniacs.

Conference presentations

May 4, 2021

Keynote, csv,conf

Delivered a keynote along with three other colleagues about our work at the COVID Tracking Project.

March 3, 2021

Gatsby for Emergency Response: Lessons from The COVID Tracking Project

How do you build a data-intense site for millions of users in less than a month? Learn what Kevin did for The COVID Tracking Project.

Artist's CV

While I no longer do exhibits, I still practice printmaking, paper-cutting, and watercolors.

  • Emily Brown Studio, Monterey, CA — New Work, Group Show (April - June 2008)
  • Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA — FRED (April - May 2008)
  • Sculpture Works, Sand City, CA — Octopi Collective's Untapped desires
  • Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Carmel, CA — 'Holiday Lights Juried Show' (Nov. 24 - Dec. 24 2007)
  • Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA — $99.99 (Nov. 30 - Dec. 30, 2007)
  • 711 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA — 'Taste the Art, View the Wine' (Nov. 17 & 18, 2007)
  • Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA — Solo Show 'Those Isles of Yours' (Oct. 26 - Novemberish, 2007)
  • Art Works!, Pacific Grove, CA — Papercutting Workshop Extravaganza (November 4th, 2007)
  • CSU Monterey Bay - Día de los Muertos - 10' x 14' installation (November 1 - 4, 2007)
  • Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA — 'Live Nudes' (Sept. 14th - Octoberish, 2007)
  • Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA — Postcards Show (July - Aug., 2007)
  • Outer Edge Gallery, Monterey, CA — Favorites Show (July 27 - Aug. 31, 2007)
  • Colton Hall, Monterey, CA — Plein Air Award Winner's Exhibition (July, 207)
  • Miriam's Café, Monterey, CA — Group Show (June-July, 2007)
  • Art Works!, Pacific Grove, CA — 'April Showers Bring May Flowers... and Maybe a Junebug or Two' (June-July, 2007)
  • Noir Show Juried Exhibition, Online (June-Aug., 2007)
  • Outer Edge Gallery, Monterey, CA — Poster Show (Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2007)
  • Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Carmel, CA — 'Holiday Lights Miniature Show' (Dec. 2006)
  • San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA — 'Day of the Dead Altera' (Oct. - Nov. 2006)
  • Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA — 'Miniatures' (Oct. - Dec. 2006)
  • Sweet Elena's Bakery & Cafe, Sand City, CA — 'Papercuts & Landscapes' (July - Sept. 2006)
  • Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Carmel, CA — 'Elementals Competition' (Feb. 2006)