Apr 29, 2022
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Mount Vernon Video Portal

Mount Vernon Video Portal

4-6 months
United States
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Service categories
Service Lines
Software Development
Web Development
Domain focus
Media & Entertainment


George Washington’s Mount Vernon has been increasing its video production efforts to offer additional value to its visitors and members. Besides pre-recorded videos, Mount Vernon now offers live events and other captivating online experiences as well as a membership area with additional members-only content. However, their video content management system reached its peak of usability and they turned to Five Jars as their long-term development partner to re-design the way content is managed and presented to visitors and members.


Our developers integrated the YouTube Data API into the BigTree CMS by building a new video portal functionality with Symfony 5 which enables Mount Vernon to solely manage videos from their YouTube account. Managing the entire video portal on YouTube creates great workflow improvements for Mount Vernon as the risk for manual entry errors is limited and the time required to manage and adapt video content is reduced. Further, new video content formats such as live events or workshops can be easily added to the portfolio of events. Overall, Mount Vernon saves over 200 hours per year at current levels of new video content production.


Our integration saves 200 hours of manual labour per year. Our solution increased user engagement and, therefore, the visitor numbers. The provided solution reduced the data entry errors by 90%. Five Jars understands itself as a long-term partner of Mount Vernon. Throughout the project, we have created and maintained a list of potential future updates and improvements identified from both our developers and Mount Vernon’s in-house team. One of the next potential features we will be able to deliver for Mount Vernon is the option of providing each user the opportunity to watch up to 3 member-only videos per month without becoming a member.