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Richard B. Dietz

Contact Information

1500 E. Maxwell Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Email: rick@oacea.com
URL: http://rickdietz.com
Twitter: @rickdietz

Education

M.S., Telecommunications, 2000
Concentration: Interaction Design & Information Visualization
Department of Telecommunications
Indiana University at Bloomington
B.S., Biology with Distinction, 1995
Minor: Sociology
Department of Biology
Indiana University at Bloomington
B.A., Chemistry, 1995
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University at Bloomington

Work History

Director, Information & Technology Services Dept., 2004 - Present
City of Bloomington, Indiana.
co-Founder, Partner, 2013 - Present
Cardinal Spirits, LLC. Craft Distillery located in Bloomington, IN
co-Founder, Partner, 2008 - Present
Stranger's Hill Organics, Inc. Organic Farm located in Bloomington, IN
Founder, President, 2000 - Present
Oacea, Inc. Consulting: User Interface Design, Web Application Development, Multimedia Production
Council Member, Monroe County Council District 4, Dec. 2011 - Sept 2015
Government of Monroe County, Indiana.
Web Application Developer, Summer 1999-Fall 2004
Internet and Multimedia Research and Development IMRD, School of Continuing Studies, Indiana University
Associate Instructor, T195: Designing Multimedia Experiences, Spring 1999
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University
Associate Instructor, T101: Living in the Information Age, Fall 1998
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University
Multimedia Developer, Winter 1997 - Winter 1998
October Interactive, Bloomington, Indiana
Sole Proprietor: Web Designer, Photographer, Summer 1996 - Summer 1998
PhotonGraphics MediaWorks, Bloomington, Indiana
Student Technology Center Computing Consultant, Summer 1996 - Fall 1997
University Information & Technology Service, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Sales Associate, Summer 1996
Software Etc., Bloomington, Indiana
Bookseller, Fall 1995 - Spring 1996
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bloomington, Indiana
Kennel Manager & Veterinary Technician, Summer 1994 - Spring 1995
Bloomington Veterinary Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana
Kennel Worker, Spring 1994
Bloomington Veterinary Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana
Field Assistant, Spring - Summer 1994
Dr. Don Whitehead, Indiana University, Department of Biology
Research Assistant, Winter 1993
Dr. William Timberlake, Indiana University Department of Psychology
Intern, Summer 1992
Allison Transmission, Environmental Services Dept Speedway, Indiana
Laborer, Local 120, Summer 1991
State of Indiana, Indiana Government Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
Laborer, Local 120, Summer 1990
Allison Transmission, Bulk Fluid Storage Facility, Speedway, Indiana

Service

Humanetrix Foundation, Inc. - co-Founder, former President, Board Member, 2001 - Present
IU School of Informatics and Computing Serve IT Community Information Technology Clinic - Advisory Board, 2010 - Present
Indiana Digital Government Summit - Advisory Committee, 2010 - Present
Monroe County Council Commission Assignments
Local First Bloomington - Advisory Board, 2009 - 2013
WFHB Community Radio - Citizen Advisory Board, 2010 - 2012
Primary Coordinator - Emergency Support Function 2 (ESF2), Communications and Warning, under the Monoe County Emergency Management Plan, Nov. 2004 - 2010.
Lotus Festival Volunteer, 2002 - 2010
Task Force Member - Indiana University IT Strategic Plan, Engagement Beyond Task Force, 2009.
Task Force Member - Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Task Force, Telecommunications Sub-committee, 2007.
Your Art Here Volunteer, 2005 - 2008
Monroe County Citizens' Academy, 2006-2007
Bloomington Police Department Citizen Police Academy, 2005
Leadership Bloomington Monroe County, 2003-2004
City of Bloomington Citizens' Academy, 2002
Monroe County Election Worker, May 2002
Bloomington Telecommunications Council Member, Sep. 2003 - Nov. 2004
Bloomington Digital Underground Advisory Committee, Mar. 2004 - Nov. 2004
Bloomington Environmental Commission, Mar. 2004 - Nov. 2004
Museum Volunteer, Fall 1997 - 2001
Wonderlab, Bloomington, Indiana
Creative Jobs in New Media. (February, 29, 1999). Panel session moderator for Media and Communications Career Day, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University.
Co-Instructor, R595: Simulation and Gaming, Summer 1998
School of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University
Multimedia Developer, Winter 1997
Wonderlab, Bloomington, Indiana
Research Volunteer, Summer 1995
Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) Caño Palma Biological Station and Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC), Tortuguero, Costa Rica.

Political Service

Primary Candidate, Monroe County Commissioner District 3, 2016
Council Member District 4, Monroe County Council, Dec 2011 - 2015
Delegate, Indiana 9th Congressional District, Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Sept 2012
Party Chair, Monroe County Democratic Party, Spring 2009 - 2013
Party Vice Chair, Monroe County Democratic Party, Spring 2007 - Spring 2009
Party Secretary, Monroe County Democratic Party, Summer 2006 - Spring 2007
Party Committee Service, Monroe County Democratic Party Executive Committee, Technology Committee, Communications Committee, GOTV Committee, 2000 - Present
Campaign Committee Member, Mark Kruzan for Mayor, 2003
Campaign Committee Member, Susan Sandberg for Council, 2003
Primary Candidate, Bloomington City Council At-large, 2003.
Campaign Manager, Bill Abbott for US Congress, Indiana's 4th Congressional District, 2002
Volunteer, Monroe County Democratic Party, 2000 - Present

Awards and Honors

Best of Indiana Award, Local Government for inRoads Application -- Center of Digital Government, Oct 2016.
Code for America Awards for inRoads Application -- Code for America Summit, Oct 2015.
Distinguished Alumni Award -- Leadership Bloomington/Monroe County (LBMC), Aug 2014.
Google Summer of Code -- Invited mentor organization for Google Summer of Code interns, 2012 and 2013.
Amateur Mead Blend of the Year, Double Gold and Bronze Medals (Amateur) -- Indy International Wine Competition, Aug 2012.
10 Under 40 Award -- Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce / HYPE, Aug 2011.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals (Amateur) -- Indy International Wine Competition, Aug 2011.
Stranger's Hill Organics Foodbank Field / Garden Program -- Hoosier Hills Food Bank Hunger Recognition Awards, 2010.
City of Bloomington in Top Ten City Portals -- Center for Digital Government (CDG) Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards, 2009.
FEMA Emergency Management Institute Certificate of Achievement -- National Incident Management System (NIMS) an Introduction, April 2006.
Mayor's Award for Civic Engagement Honorable Mention for Citizens' Toolkit project, Dec. 2004
Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, Indiana University, Department of Telecommunications, 1999
Tuition Scholarship, Indiana University, Department of Telecommunications, 1999
Biology Club Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance and Research Experience, Indiana University, 1994
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Cash Award and Supply Grant, Indiana University, 1994

Presentations and Guest Lectures

Bloomington's Open311 Toolkit. (Nov 17, 2016). Webinar presentation, demonstration and discussion for Open311 Working Group.
Building Transparency through Citizen Engagement, Social Media and Open Data. (Oct 20, 2014). Co-presenter at 2014 Indiana Digital Government Summit.
Building the IT Workforce. (Oct 20, 2014). Panelist at 2014 Indiana Digital Government Summit.
Mobile Computing for the Public. (June 11, 2012). 2010 Indiana Digital Government Summit. Presentation and panel session on mobility and Open311 tools.
Role of County Political Party Leadership. (Feb 15, 2011). Guest Lecture to SPEA. Panel session exploring the use of social media in municipal government.
Social Media for Government Panel. (June 2, 2010). 2010 Indiana Digital Government Summit. Panel session exploring the use of social media in municipal government.
Open Source in the Enterprise: Bloomington's Example. (Oct 17, 2006). Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Chamber Chat Breakfast. A talk introducing the concept of Open Source Software and the City of Bloomington's use of OSS in its daily operations.
Open Source Software in Municipal Government. (June 9, 2006). 2006 Indiana Digital Government Summit. Session presentation exploring the use of Open Source software in municipal government.
IT and the City. (Oct 5, 2005). SPEA V516 Public Information Management Systems. Lecture and discussion of Information Technology and its role in municipal government as practiced in Bloomington's ITS department.
CMIL and Metaspace: Visualizing Hypermedia with Contextual Metadata. (May 17, 1999). Poster presentation at the Ninth International World Wide Web Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
WorldBoard. (April 9, 1999). Panel discussion for Multivisions, Department of Telecommunications 9th Annual Conference for Students with Professional Aspirations in Communications, Indiana University.
Video Games and Society. (October 10, 1998) Guest Lecture to T317 Children and the Media, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University.
The Polara Project. (January 22, 1998). Group presentation to ICE 1998, 19th Annual Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Press

How to Choose the Right Collaboration Software[Online] [Print PDF] - Inc. magzine . (June 1, 2009). Discussion of online project management by Stranger's Hill Organics and others.
Follow the Money[Online] [Archived HTML] - The Wall Street Journal . (December 9, 2002). Profile piece on Where's George, PhotoTag.com and similar web projects.
Miscellaneous Local Press Coverage [Online Search] - Bloomington Herald Times. (2001 - Present). Technology, politics, public service, and random topics.

Publications

Dietz, R. (2000, May). CMIL and Metaspace: Visualizing Hypermedia with Contextual Metadata. Poster Proceedings of the Ninth International World Wide Web Conference.
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Dietz, R. and Lang, A. (1999, August). Æffective Agents: Effects of Agent Affect on Arousal, Attention, Liking & Learning. Proceedings of the Third International Cognitive Technology Conference.
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Lang, A., Schneider, E. and Dietz, R. (1999, August). Emotional Experience and Physiological Arousal During Violent Video Game Playing: Gender, Experience, and Presence Matter. AEJMC Convention Abstracts, Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Thesis

"Vivagraphs: Bringing Context to Personal Hypermedia"

Multimedia Titles

Crane. AEGIS SPY-1/WCS. CD-ROM. (1999). Military training CD-ROM for the AEGIS targeting system.
Indiana University. Indiana University Virtual Visit. CD-ROM. (1999). Interactive viewbook for Indiana University Admissions on CD-ROM.
Agency for Instructional Technology. Tracks: Impressions of America. CD-ROM. (1998). 5th grade history education CD-ROM.

Consulting

Multimedia Developer, Summer 2000
Fairview Productions, Bloomington, Indiana
Web Site Developer, Spring 2000
Puckitt Press, Bloomington, Indiana
Web Site Developer, Summer 1998
A Moment of Science, WTIU, Bloomington, Indiana.
Web Site Developer, Fall 1997
Wonderlab, Bloomington, Indiana.
Web Site Developer, Fall 1996
BC Magazine, Bloomington, Indiana.
Photographer and Graphic Designer, Summer 1996 - Fall 1997
BC Magazine, Bloomington, Indiana.
Photographer and Graphic Designer, Fall 1995 - Spring 1996
Bloomington Voice, Bloomington, Indiana.