muse_en_lystrala (Muse en Lystrala)
I am a professional working musician and writer living in Providence. Although my main background lies in the arts, I also have experience with other professional fields, including press writing, light web design, project management, community management, administrative support, and social media.
When I am not working on one of my projects, I tend to be found reading, at the gaming shop playing Magic, eating sushi, or out with friends. I enjoy art, as well, so sometimes I'll take my sketch pad in or out of doors and draw.
I travel relatively frequently across both the US and Europe. Traveling helps me gather creative inspiration for my music and art, and also to develop what skills I already have through communicating with other interested parties and professionals in the mediums I work with. I also enjoy teaching, and offer private lessons in voice to students occasionally in the area. Someday, I hope to join the two passions together and begin a collaborative arts school for underprivileged students.
For the time being, I spend my days composing music, working on RI Nexus and Providence Geeks, promoting my projects with social media, and writing.
One team turns a glowing tube of epoxy into a prototype for the next generation of lava lamps. Another rewires a Home Depot doorbell to send tweets, rather than ring. A third team wants to use Xbox to create a virtual dance floor.
And so it goes, at Providence's first-ever hardware hackathon, wherein dozens of geeks mash hardware (like a doorbell) and software (Twitter) into all manner of outlandish contraptions.
Full Story: At the Hardware Hackathon: the Kegerator goes digital Source: Providence Phoenix, February 3rd, 2012
Author: Stephen Beale
39 Pike Street
Neal Poole will come and talk about some of the original research he's done with web security. He'll show how the "bug bounty" programs work and how to work with them. He'll show some of the vulnerabilities he found and reported in such popular sites as Google, Facebook and Mozilla.
There's lots more information about Neal at https://nealpoole.com
DiJiPOP, a Providence-based startup whose flagship product is an on-demand shopper marketing technology platform, was acquired on Jan. 24.
Boston-based OwnerIQ, which targets ads based on products consumers already own, made an all-stock deal; the financial details were not disclosed.Full Story: DiJiPOP acquired by Boston firm Source: Providence Business News, February 2nd, 2012 Author: Kimberley Donoghue
Curt Schilling, former Red Sox pitcher and founder of 38 Studios LLC, will be in Bellingham, Mass., on Feb. 6 as the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning goes on sale, The Boston Globe reported.
The game, published by Electronic Arts, is a fantasy role-playing game. A demo was released mid-January but was “riddled with software bugs,” the newspaper reported, noting that Schilling apologized in an online forum popular with serious gamers.Full Story: Schilling to launch Amalur Monday Source: Providence Business News, February 2nd, 2012
1150 Douglas Pike
Registration is now open for the Bryant University New England Entrepreneurship Conference, to be held from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 through 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, on the University's campus, 1150 Douglas Pike.
The event, sponsored by the Bryant Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, the country's top chapter, offers practical interactive experiences for students in the Northeast who are studying entrepreneurship and people who participate in entrepreneurial-based organizations. Workshops will be taught by experts in the fields of new venture creation, traditional and online marketing, and financial management.
The conference also includes:
- Keynote speakers Mark Hellendrung, CEO of Narragansett Brewery; Susan Rittscher, president and CEO of Center for Women and Enterprise; Duane Spires, president of Extreme Youth Sports;
- Build-a-Brand competition: Teams will receive materials to create a unique product for the beverage industry. The teams will be required to brand the product by making strategic decisions about the name, packaging, distribution area, costs, and promotional items. Teams will pitch their brand to a panel of judges that includes H. Shahidi, former Pepsi-Co executive; Jon Mason, CEO of SwingJuice, and Miguel Dominguez, CEO of Avant Tea.
Registration and additional information are available athttp://bryantceo.eventbrite.com/
SyQwest Inc., supplier of high-resolution sonar and acoustic systems for sea floor exploration, landed Jan. 26 its fourth defense contract in two years.
“It’s nice to know business can still thrive in the Rhode Island area,” said Andrew Tarini, sales and marketing for SyQwest in an email.Full Story: SyQwest lands defense contract Source: Providence Business News, February 1st, 2012 Author: Kimberley Donoghue
I concur. I am a gamer, but considering RI's gaming industry was virtually nonexistent before 38 Studios came to town (minus small hobby and gaming shops like Disposable Heroes and the Temple Games), I don't think the company's failure will have an immediate impact on the tech industry.
That said, a great deal of money was sunk into the company, and the loss of it will certainly have an impact on the state's financial health overall. It remains to be seen whether or not the impact will be minimal. I think the state's population is likely to treat this as a cautionary tale, and call for changes to EDC policies should it move for a similar deal to the one it made with 38 Studios.
This is awesome, Sarah! Online marketing is definitely an essential tool for businesses in this age, and the more tools business owners have, the more successful they and their local community can be. I hope this event goes fantastically!
Our apologies for the initial mistake we made with this posting - complimentary registration is not available for the general public, but you can register for the event at http://www.ximedica.com/content1310.
They were becoming quite popular in western MA in late 2009, and it appears they are catching on in the Boston area as well.
Agreed! We're little but we kick butt. :)
I was talking to George about the collaborative arts school I want to start in another seven or eight years, and that I'll probably be knocking on his door when it happens - OSHEAN is really doing some great things.
I like the idea of the green data center as well - I'm a tremendous fan of renewable energy (I was just thinking about this yesterday) and I hope in the years to come there will be a big conversion to greener ways, in both businesses and residences. I want to own a green house someday, and I would love to make the school green too, so it's much more self-supporting.
You know, I didn't notice until you pointed it out, but that's nifty!
Admittedly, we've got quite a bit more space than they do. Hawaii is pretty small.
I agree with you on that, Angus - seems a more forward and positive-thinking name.
Brian Jepson interviewed Swipely CEO Angus Davis at our last Providence Geeks Dinner on May 12th, where Swipely was presenting.
I'm @MuseOfLight or @seedsofatropos
Tweets about classical and world compositions, art, writing, and collaborations between myself and other artists of various types. Occasional whee! and grumpiness about various topics.