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Google Fusion Maps

Posted on 15. May, 2011 by .

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I found the workshop for Google Fusion Tables very intriguing.  It enables me to take a big dataset and create very cool visualizations for data analysis and presentation.  The presenter from Google went through the features and functionalities very quickly.  It was too technical to follow without example exercises. The most difficult part of is […]

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Excel workshop

Posted on 15. May, 2011 by .

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We did some fun exercises using Excel to create an income statement.  I feel it is very relevant to entrepreneurship.  Although I know my way around Excel, it was nice to have a refresher class. For my assignments in Business Fundamentals class, I will be using a spreadsheet to create financial forecasts for my business.  Hence, […]

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Daniel’s lucidity

Posted on 15. May, 2011 by .

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Daniel Bachhuber is a great lecturer about technology.  He speaks plain English to explain all that jargon.   He also answer questions from the class about HTML, CSS, and other web standards and how they work together to build a site. I wish we had more time for him to go over the technical aspects of […]

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sites: static vs flash vs cms

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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In class we compared static vs flash vs cms powered sites.  I found it pretty clear that CMS sites are the best option.  Flash sites are difficult to update, and static sites are not very useful.  I highly recommend WordPress for journalists to build their site. I plan to use WordPress for parents to blog […]

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Newsgames

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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I enjoyed the presentation about how games can increase engagement and monetization for journalism.  It was based on research and experiments.  Games like crossword puzzles and alternative reality storytelling (A World Without Oil). I thought about creating a game for Silly Parents.  It would ask parents to get their kids into a select private school in […]

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Stakeholder analysis

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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I found the stakeholder analysis exercise very helpful.  It helped me think about what are the key aspects of product that I need to focus on.  It can feel daunting trying to do everything at once.  This exercise help prioritize the critical path to building Silly Parents and making it a real product one step at a […]

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What design/marketing agencies do?

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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It was really interesting to learn about how an agency produces ad campaigns.  The social media campaigns seem to increase engagement with the brands.  One observation is that it is really expensive to hire an agency to design a product.  Therefore, I think I won’t be able to afford that. My site Silly Parents will […]

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Publishing magazines on the iPad

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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We saw a demo of an iPad magazine creation technology.  It was based on Adobe InDesign.  I was wondering if there are better ways to repurpose magazine article and visual content for the iPad.  I asked the speaker about his opinion of Flipboard.  He thought it was not engaging because it doesn’t have the visual […]

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Technology Plan

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by .

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I plan to build my website using:  WordPress PHP MySql Google Maps API Forum discussion Email newsletter Read the entire document

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About Silly Parents

Posted on 22. Feb, 2011 by .

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Please describe your business Sillyparents.com is an online and mobile community for parents to get involved in news, events and resources at the hyperlocal level.  This social media platform will provide them with tools to interact with each other and engage with local community issues, events and advocacy in the interest of their children. Identify […]

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