Welcome to the new home page for Where Are Your Keys!
Over the past four years, we’ve discovered that our blog has grown to be more versatile and practical than our static home page. And so, after many hours of dedicated volunteer efforts by Susanna Ciotti, Caylie Gnyra, David Edwards, and Sky Hopinka to make the blog as comprehensive as possible, we are finally ready to transition to using the blog as our full-fledged site.
Our last website was created by David Edwards in 2011, and it served us well at the time it was built and long after. In all aspects of our work at WAYK, we are committed to creating and using MVPs (Minimum Viable Products, not Most Valuable Players). It is far more efficient to start using a prototype that you know will be replaced, than to wait until you think something is “perfect” only to find out that it needs lots of changes as soon as you start using it. Our MVPs or first iterations get replaced as we gain an increased understanding of the target audience, as feedback reaches a critical mass, and as we at WAYK find the resources to act on that feedback. With that in mind, we are proud to announce the next iteration of the main WAYK page.
This site has many features that will support the efforts of language advocates and communities working with endangered languages. With our current configuration, we are able to keep the Technique Glossary, Communities page, and Events pages much more up-to-date. We have several additional features planned to roll out in the next six months, so we hope you will look out for those.
Your feedback on this change is appreciated, as are any contributions of time, expertise, and financial support—such contributions sustain both our everyday language revitalization work and our ability to share this work, new techniques and recent innovations with our online community. If you have any suggestions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also email if you have the knowledge and/or time to fix any issues you notice or if you would like to donate an amount to fix the issue you see.