LucidTour Chosen as a Semi-Finalist for the 2014 SXSW Pitch Competition

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I’m excited to announce that my side project, LucidTour has been officially chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2014 SXSW Pitch Competition hosted by Silicon Hills News, Austin Technology Incubator, Central Texas Angel Network, and VentureBeat. “The caliber of these local Austin firms is up there with any nationwide competition out there.” Read all about it here, my friends. \

PocketCloud White Boarding Sessions in Silicon Valley

Whiteboarding with PocketCloud

I spent the last week in California with the PocketCloud team defining new product strategy and features for cloud service across iOS, Android, Windows, and OS X. I’ll write more on this topic later. In the mean time, here are a few pictures I’ve been meaning to post from our SXSW Fader Fort launch with the XPS 18 and recent demo days.  

The only appropriate response is gratefulness [VIDEO]

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“You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It is the one day that is given to you today. It’s given to you… it’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right now and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.” [Read the rest of this post for the inspiring video]

New Product Launch + On Tour with Google [Photo]

Brooke Huling and Chasity Larios, nGenx Product Management Team at Google Atmosphere Dallas

In the first four months of being at nGenx, I have worked with our Director of Product Management to develop a new product offering, which we recently launched with Google! This past week, we  joined the Google Atmosphere tour in Chicago and Dallas, which inspired me in so many ways and took my product marketing skills to the next level. [Read this post to see the images]

Inventing on Principle

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Tonight this video blew my mind (thanks to my friend, Gary Bartos, for sharing this with us). I often struggle to find the happy marriage between having a career and doing something in life that promotes social good, hence the fact I went to grad school for an MPA instead of an MBA. I think there are many ways especially in the field of technology that these two worlds combine. In this video, Brett Victor inspires the hell out of me to take a step back and analyze my life... Read The Rest →

10 Ways That People Have Inspired Me

I have learned that the older I get, the more I value my relationships with people who inspire me.  It is very obvious that I’m an extroverted person, but at the same time, I’m an introverted thinker (see the portrait of an ENTP). Having people in my life who are a constant source of inspiration enables my internal thinking patterns to come alive for a purpose greater than myself — the purpose being to contribute to the world in a positive way. There are several ways that people have inspired... Read The Rest →

Prezi: The Future of Nonprofits

I just recently finished reading The Future of Nonprofits by David Neff and Randal Moss and I highly recommend it. Next week, I’m presenting on the topic of “Technology and the Future of Nonprofits” to my fellow classmates in our graduate-level nonprofit class. This book was incredibly helpful in providing relevant content for the lesson. You can view my presentation below (I recommend viewing it in full screen mode). Keep in mind that the presentation is relevant to my current graduate research and is only a limited view of the... Read The Rest →

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