I was born and raised in Lexington, and graduated from UK in 2003. I worked in the College's IT unit as an undergrad, and after stints in the video game and music industries, returned to A&S full-time in 2010 to help oversee in-house programming efforts. On the weekends I like to go hiking with my girlfriend and our dog, play mostly Bluegrass music, or hang out with friends at any of Lexington's fine new breweries. I'm inspired by folks like Wendell Berry and Gene Logsdon, and dream of someday settling into pastoral life.
1. What do you do in your spare time? Lately I've been learning to garden, which is a nice contrast to programming. I have to learn to be patient with the plants, and putting in more hours doesn't necessarily yield any better results.
The Hive is the College of Arts and Sciences' newly unified team of both creative and technical services, which provides A&S with support on web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. We sat down with Noah Adler to discuss his role in The Hive as the Director of Research Computation and Application Development.
In summer 2011, Arts & Sciences Video Production team member Natalie Baxter traveled to Whitesburg, Ky to help teach Appalshop interns how to create documentary style short films about the Appalachian region. The program, Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), has interns ages 14 to 21 that live in the surrounding Appalachian Kentucky counties.
Filmed by: Dana Rogers, Brian Connors Manke, and Noah Adler