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Preview: Can Grace Survive in the Digital Age?

Brian Wesolowski works for the Center for Democracy & Technology, a nonprofit that advocates for our digital rights. He works to ensure that the same rights we enjoy offline are extended to the digital realm, including our rights to free expression, privacy, and to basic human dignity. Tell me a little bit about the work you...

Preview: Tower Recall: How UT Shooting Changed the Media

The first mass shooting to take place on a college campus happened right here in Austin, Texas in 1966. From this unforgettable tragedy emerged the creation of SWAT teams, and also changed the way journalism covered events such as this. I was fortunate enough to speak with Chris Elley, Principal of Electro-Fish, about the upcoming...

Preview: Media War: Platforms vs Publishers & Influencers

Jessica Best is the Head of Editorial at Blendle and former news editor at the DailyMirror. With a passion in journalism and skills in digital, Best naturally found herself a part of a panel discussion where both come together. In modern day, there is a battle between publishers and social influencers. Best describes her background with me and shares a sneak peek on what...

Preview: How Technology Has Impacted Graphic Design

Sara Shields is an Instructor at Texas State University in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She teaches web design and publishing courses for undergraduate students. Besides her teaching position, Shields also freelances in web design and video production including her new graduation video announcements named Ennoucements. She was recently the Artist Design and Branding...

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Preview: CSS in React: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Joe Seifi, a senior javascript engineer for Trulia, has a passion for web development. After all, he’s been working as a web developer since 1998. In the past, Seifi has worked on major front end architecture teams for both Apple and Disney. His experience and knowledge in the coding field should make his panel, CSS in React:...

Preview: Advocating VR and Gaming in Hospitals

JJ Bouchard is the Patient Technology Coordinator at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you’ve never heard of the Patient Technology Coordinator profession, that’s probably because Bouchard is the first of its kind. Bouchard started as a Child Life Specialist with a role to help normalize the hospital experience for the patients...

Preview: Build a Chatbot: The New Consumer Engagement Tool

Tricia Katz is a senior web engineer for Mutual Mobile.  She works extensively with coding and the development of new technologies, in this case, chatbots. Outside of her professional work, Katz is a mentor to women involved in the tech industry. She is the founder of emHERge, which is an annual event that provides girls an opportunity...

Preview: Texas State University Innovation Lab – Commute Releaf

Living in a populated city like Austin, Texas, commuting is definitely not ones’ favorite part of the day… so why not cut back? Texas State University student innovators, Nikita Demidov, Austin Andrus and Edgar Borjas, proposed a technology project that is dedicated to identifying alternative ways to cut down traffic by educating their audience on...