Volunteer Spotlight: Justyn Clark

justin-johnsonIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Justyn Clark!

What’s your day job?

I am Front End Web Developer with Regent Equity Companies LLC and freelance consultancy services.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

As one who takes responsibility and embrace of the changes in next generation web technology, trends, and user experience I will be bringing my deep passion for solving problems, forward-thinking and ability to build really cool websites and web apps on the front end whether static/dynamic HTML pages or custom WordPress theme development. Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Enbroaden

Enbroaden is a multi-disciplined digital agency rooted in beautiful Pasadena. But there’s a lot more to the story than that. Enbroaden regularly creates immersive digital experiences that captivate and tug at the senses. Enbroaden designs by intuition in a way that improves the overall consumer experience. They also combine a keen design sense with good ol’ fashioned data in order to help their clients realize the full potential of their technology investment. Yeah, they’re pretty darn cool!

Beth Kuchar, a power creative, and outspoken business leader is also an Agency Principal at Enbroaden; she understands that community is something that requires attention and nurturing. We’re so excited to welcome Enbroaden aboard as a Community Builder Sponsor.

Beth also volunteers her time with Innovate Pasadena, hosts of the upcoming Connect Week series of events that we are also a part of. It’s great to have a partner that values the local tech community like Enbroaden. Thanks again.

 

Community Sponsor: Pantheon Web Hosting

pantheon-768x283-1A true web host model for managing not just your website but also the platform. Pantheon is web hosting done right. Their leading workflow methodologies take full advantage of sensible deployment and development best practices. Their multidev feature is mind-blowingly awesome, too. There’s a lot of adjectives one could make up to describe how cool their platform is.

More importantly, Pantheon understands the importance of community. They get that you have to put back more than what you take. This is something we’re big believers in and it’s an honor to have a sponsor such as Pantheon. If you’re looking for a solid host with great deploy tools and solid infrastructure look no further than Pantheon.

Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie Foskitt

p9960932_largeIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Stephanie Foskitt!

What’s your day job?

I am a Front-End Developer for Vroozi.com.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

I look forward to being useful to the project in any way I can. Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Baum

headshot-in-tennis-07In the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Mary Baum!

What’s your day job?

I build things for people in the tennis business: tennis pros, tennis clubs, tennis shops, ball- and stringing machine distributors and servicers, court builders and so on.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

The tennis demographic is heavily involved with nonprofits and charitable events – so I feel as if I’ve grown up with event planning in my blood. In fact, my two best friends in St. Louis and I raised a trio of event planners, with voluntarism in their blood. Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Sina Neda

sinanedaIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Sina Neda!

What’s your day job?

I’m an engineer, working in Technical Operations at one of the leading upscale fashion retailers. We handle all the exciting technology that happens in the back-end after a customer click on the “Place Order” button on the website. We also build, enhance and modify the Warehouse Management System and Control Systems to make the operations work efficiently in our fulfillment centers. Ultimately, it involves miles of warehouse conveyors, millions of SKUs and a thrilling amount of database action.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

I started my career in Biotechnology in Sweden, where I grew up. While being a self-taught coder at a young age, I grew an interest for web and software development. This led me to start Sound4Sina in 2003, combining my interest for electronic music and web development. The website became the start to various other web related ventures and projects, where I developed and designed websites. Read More

Ecosystem Sponsor: Sabio

sabio_logoPlease join us in welcoming and thanking Website Weekend Ecosystem Sponsor Sabio. Do you want to learn to code? If the answer is “yes” then Sabio is the place for you. They offer immersive training programs that get people ready for the world of technology, armed with the skills and the thinking that add value to any employer.

The difference at Sabio is that they are a development shop who ALSO trains people. So they are actively working with the latest and greatest tools and are able to offer unique insights and hands-on experience you simply can’t get at any trade school or University program.

They cover all the bases from front-end development and back-end development as well as working within project paradigms like Agile. It’s an end-to-end experience and one that truly prepares the student for the real tech world.

Sabio is state-approved secondary educational institution, they accept the GI bill, and they are able to leverage state and federal grants and loans.

Website Weekend wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations from amazing sponsors such as Sabio. Help us give them a big thanks and a fist bump! They’re the best.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jamie Beutel

jamieIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Jamie Beutel!

What’s your day job?

I currently consult as a project manager in the entertainment and marketing space. I also work as a music director.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

I hope to contribute my project management skills to guide the team toward a streamlined, voice-of-customer approach. Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Alyson Burton

viscom_portIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Alyson Burton!

What’s your day job?

I currently work as Art Director of The Sundial, CSUN’s weekly newspaper

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

I have previously worked and volunteered as a front-end developer for various non-profits and have experience project managing as well as content development and graphic design at The Sundial. Most of my work for the school has been low to no budget so we learn to wear several hats and develop a more rounded skill set. Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Straus

karenIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Karen Straus!

What’s your day job?

I’m a freelance marketing consultant and graphic designer. I especially love working with tech startups and non-profits. Learn more about me on LinkedIn.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

My wide ranging experience may all be tapped, from organizing website content and crafting key messages to designing the look/feel/imagery and building pages. Read More