This year at SXSW, I’m talking about an ongoing experiment I’ve been doing here at R/GA for the past year. It’s not an experiment about software or hardware, nor does it involve social networks or mobile apps, it’s an experiment with the brainstorming process. Specifically, I wanted to see if there was a way we could improve blank canvas brainstorming to take into account the unique nature of digital products and services.
R/GA is going to be at SXSW this year, are you? Come check out any of our sessions.
I spent this weekend at Hack // Meat, a hackathon focused on bringing change and innovation to the way meat is currently produced, processed, distributed, sold and consumed. The event brought together over 100 people from almost 10 states, and the 15+ teams worked on a wide range of hacks from scheduling systems to marketing […]
Today, ABC News special “Your Voice, Your Vote 2012” election coverage originates live from election headquarters at the Crossroads of the World. The Pomegranate API, developed in partnership with the R/GA technology group, is being utilized to synchronize and coordinate the enormous digital facade of NASDAQ and the 23 story high Thomson-Reuters sign with live ABC […]
This past weekend, I spent four days in Portland, OR at the XOXO Festival. Billed as “an arts and technology festival celebrating disruptive creativity,” it brought together 400 minds in one space to share and discuss our work. The conference talks and themes have been thoroughly and thoughtfully covered by Anil Dash, the NYTimes, BoingBoing […]
Yesterday, two of us from R/GA attended the Facebook World Hack in Austin, a day long event where developers come together to spend an entire day hacking and building projects using the latest Facebook technology. Facebook is doing these hacks in 12 cities around the world, and Austin is the only hack happening in the […]
Over the last couple of months Twitter has been hosting a series of events for developers in their San Francisco HQ. However, because they felt they were excluding a lot of developers that work with their platform they started to sponsor Developer Teatime to share insight with the community and help spread more knowledge of […]
Last week I had the pleasure of attending an eye opening chat by Google’s Steve Souders at Etsy’s Code as Craft Technology Talk. He focused on Front End Single Points of Failure. Steve made the point that redundancy is not just for hardware. It’s important that our code gracefully recover from failed dependencies. This would […]
On Friday, March 4th, 2012, I participated in my first Take Your Kid(s) to Work Day at R/GA. On this day, I had the pleasure to take part in Web Workshop, an introduction class that teaches kids 9-14 years old the basics of web development. The web is the heart of R/GA, and we couldn’t […]
As a web developer and advocate of open standards, I give much thought to the potential dangers of blindly employing emerging web technologies. I am regularly wowed by exciting new snazzy tricks and techniques, but I care deeply about the web and have seen some bad practices from the past re-emerging. This March, I was […]