My Journey to the Front Page of Amazon’s Alexa Skill Store

I woke up at 4:30 am on November 30th to check the front page of Amazon’s Alexa Skill Store. I was informed the day before from Amazon that my Alexa Skill Cork Ornamentswould be featured. How did I get there?

RetailLoco Recap

2018 RetailLoco conference featured an all-star lineup of speakers from FourSquare, The Weather Company, Dunkin Donuts, CocaCola, Home Depot, Mizuno, GameStop, Charlotte Hornets, Hilton, and Mall of America. During this 2-day conference, marketers from North America converged to have honest conversations on successes and failures in Location Based Marketing from retail to quick serve restaurants, and big brands.

Top 5 Learnings from Digital Summit: Content + Social

As expected, the team from Digital Summit put together a great lineup for Atlanta Marketers on October 23, 2018 at Cobb Energy Center. We covered “Everything: Content & Social” with speakers from GoDaddy, Westin Grand Cayman, Futurus, and marketing leaders from across the country.

Product Camp 2018 Recap

For the 2nd year in a row, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Product Camp. Product Camp is an annual full-Saturday unconference for product managers organized by an amazing group of volunteers.

Content is provided by volunteers that pitch their topics at the beginning of the day. 20 sessions are offered in total.

Last year, I was voted in with Steve Youngblood to present The Art and Science of Product Management. Slides from that presentation are posted here.

Prior to the Product Camp event date, participants are asked to submit written session proposals. On

There’s NO Heavy Lifting in Electrical Engineering and Other Harsh Truths about Technology

Women in Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) as a part of the Wireless Technology Forum volunteered for our first official service project, in partnership with GSMA and ChickTech. We helped teens from middle school to high school build their own Google voice assistants from Raspberry Pis and Google AIY Voice kits.

Check out the bright, happy, shiny faces of these teens at the event on March 24, 2018.

 

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5 Things You Need to Know about Mobile Financial Services

On January 18, 2018, the Wireless Technology Forum held their 7th annual panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services. The inaugural panel in 2012, moderated by Dr. Phil Hendrix, predicted a revolution in the way consumers would conduct financial transactions with mobile. While the mobile commerce journey was full of ups and downs, mobile financial services is here today.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Mobile Financial Services.
1. You’re probably already using Mobile Financial Services whether you know it or not.

Have you ever…

‘Called’ an Uber of Lyft?
Ordered ahead with a mobile app

3D Printer Beginner FAQs

Dear Readers, I’ve recently embarked on a new journey / hobby of 3D printing, here’s my story.

I started by researching 3D printers on YouTube. I found copious amounts of resources on 3D printing from assembly, tips & tricks, maintenance, and suggested uses. The first thing that struck me was that most 3D printers come un-assembled and require anywhere from 5-11+ hours to put together. Next, is the calibration process. The table that the 3D printer sits on needs to be perfectly level and then the print bed must be adjusted

A Look Ahead in Wireless (and a look back at 2017)

Every November, since 2004, the Wireless Technology Forum convenes a group of expert analysts in the wireless industry for their predictions and perspectives for the future.  On November 16, 2017, the Wireless Technology Forum held its 14th annual Wireless Predictions event with world renowned industry analysts :

Jeff Kagan, one of the best known, most frequently quoted and most influential wireless analysts, columnists and consultants today.
Greg Tevis, Principal at Deloitte Consulting
Perry Walter, Managing Director at HDH Advisors
The session was moderated by Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Head of GSMA North America

Before we jump