Gun Violence Archive Web Platform

for Gun Violence Archive

Project Overview

Gun Violence Archive (GVA) needed a new website platform because their current one was outdated and unable to scale to meet the demand of data entry and visitors.


We designed and developed a new website platform with a data entry form that improved GVA staff data entry so that they could enter information faster, add additional data points and improve data accuracy. The front end was improved with additional data points, filtering and better ease-of-use. The entire platform is faster and much more scalable. Auto scaling is employed to allow the platform to scale to meet the demand when events occur that cause huge traffic spikes due to cross links from major news outlets. The platform also allows for more robust and enhanced research by GVA staff and automated sharing of data for news outlets.


Amazon AWS EC2, Drupal, MySQL, PHP, RDS

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