Located in Canberra, The Museum of Australian Democracy is a living museum of Australian social and political history.
MoAD maintains a primary website as well as a number of smaller sites that house information on particular collections within its catalogue of content. Using Elasticsearch, I implemented global, multi-site search functionality across these sites to enable users to access content from across MoAD’s wider collection with a single search query.
I also undertook the migration of 14 of MoAD’s Rails applications from an unmanaged hosting environment to Cloud 66, a managed platform for applications running within Docker containers. This work also involved fronting each of these apps with a CDN (in this case CDN 77) and overall, improved the security and reliability of these applications, reduced their ongoing maintenance burden, and improved the experience for their users.