Penn College student helps optimize Little League website

The talents of a Pennsylvania College of Technology Web and interactive media student have been called into play to enhance the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series website.

Tammy R. Smith, a junior in Web and interactive media, began working part time this summer at Little League International headquarters in South Williamsport. Working with Mike Weslosky, Little League’s Web development manager, she helped to optimize the organization’s website, www.llbws.org, to work on all screen sizes, including smartphones and tablets.

“It’s exciting to be part of an event as large as the Little League Baseball World Series. Not only is it a national event, but an international sporting event that brings the world together,” said Smith, of South Williamsport. “It was great to be able to have the opportunity to play a role in developing a responsive website that enhances the end user’s experience with the organization.

I’ve lived in Williamsport my whole life and grew up with Little League, so it’s exciting to take part in it.”

She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Web and interactive media and an associate’s degree in advertising art at Penn College. In 2002, she earned an associate degree in mass communications from the college.

“It’s great to hear about the success of our students. We’re proud of Tammy’s accomplishments,” said Denise S. Leete, associate professor of Web and interactive media at Penn College. “Tammy acquired these skills directly from her coursework in the Web and interactive media degree.”

Penn College students have a long history of sharing their skills during the annual Little League Baseball World Series. This year, a large contingent of students from the school of health sciences lent their hands and gained valuable experience on-site at the international event.