Home Unknown

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Team: Chris Cornwell, Stephen Dypinagco, Taylor Ferrari, Vivek Kaliramen, Julia Wells.

About the Project: This interactive family scrapbook offers you a way to connect with your family in a private space, invite select contributors to view and add to your relative’s story, and give your loved ones a personalized keepsake that allows them to see their own lives in new ways and shows them how much they are loved.


  • C# .NET to code the back end
  • SQL server for the database
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • TimelineJS
  • CSS3 for client side with AngularJS for MVVM framework.

Photo: Julia Wells

Chris Cornwell (Technologist) has only been a developer for a short time, but loves all things tech and has a deep passion for the intersection of technology with media and it’s power to change the world.

» @cornyHandle

Photo: Joseph Dypiangco

Stephen Dypiangco (Media Maker) is a filmmaker and co-founder of the National Film Society, a media company whose brainy and offbeat work has been featured by PBS, The Wall Street Journal, Filmmaker Magazine, Mashable, GigaOM and Indiewire. Stephen is an alum of NYU’s graduate film program.

» stephendypiangco.com
» homeunknown.com
» @dypiangco

Photo: Taylor Ferrari

Taylor Ferrari (Technologist) evaluates human experiences in order to build purposeful products. She specializes in UX Design, Research and Strategy. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA, and UX Design education from General Assembly.

» @t3ferrari
» taylorferrari.com/

Photo: Peter S. Medina

Vivek Kaliraman (Technologist) is an independent contractor, consultan­t in medical education, pharmaceuticals and biote­ch competitive intelligence.

» @vivekaliraman

Photo: Christopher Cornwell

Julia Wells is a budding C# .NET developer. She graduated from the 6-month Sabio.LA coding program in February 2014. She was on the teams that won Best Health & Fitness App at the HackForLA hackathon in December 2013 and first place at the Department of Energy hackathon in March 2014.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.