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Newbie Quiz: Anne Simmons

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Anne Simmons brings her background in public media and a genial personality to her role as the new SF Commons Manager. She also has a deep knowledge of Gamera titles and could probably tell you more about local city council politics than most council members. Read her Newbie Quiz below to find out how she gets her intel.
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Newbie Quiz: Annie Tahtinen

General BAVC | Posted on: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
With over a decade of HR experience, most recently as an HR Director at a local advertising agency, Annie's passion is in helping people find their dream jobs. Annie has been a longtime admirer and friend of BAVC, having sent a number of employees to us to train and participate in TechSF client outreach efforts. She is very excited to join BAVC...

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TechSF Participant Profile: Kenny Lewis

Training and Education | Posted on: Thursday, September 04, 2014

By Roula Seikaly, Job and Internship Coordinator
 
Kenny Lewis was hired as a technician at BAVC after completing training through TechSF. As a valuable member of the Technology and Preservation team, Kenny keeps all of BAVC's machines in good working order, which makes their human users very happy.  We caught up with him to hear more about his...

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Philadelphia's Media Art Scene at the NAMAC/ACM Conference

General BAVC | Posted on: Friday, August 22, 2014

By Aylara Odekova, Marketing and Development Associate
 
This year NAMAC and ACM organized a first-ever joint national conference in Philadelphia. The theme “State and Main” represented the intersection of networks, communities and generations. The diversity of panelists reflected this theme as leaders of...

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Newbie Quiz: Vince Caminiti

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Meet Vince Caminiti, BAVC's new Tech Career Specialist. Vince brings with him extensive experience in consulting and professional development, having worked to train or plan trainings for hundreds of individuals over the course of his career. He's also a super-talented guitarist, raising the number of musicians on staff to a point where we could really have an in-house band (...

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Newbie Quiz: Roula Seikaly

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Meet Roula Seikaly, the latest addition to our ever-expanding Training Department. As our Job and Internship Coordinator Roula will help make sure TechSF-ers are getting matched to internship and employment opportunities that best suit their abilities and interests. When she's not going to bat for our participants, Roula writes visual art reviews for...

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In Conversation with the Grande Dames

Youth Programs | Posted on: Monday, August 18, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
We always love following what people get up to after they've come through BAVC, and the all-female blogging collective The Grande Dames is no exception. Comprised of BAVC's Next Gen media production program alumnae, along with friends and fellow travelers, the Dames aim to provide an...

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Finding the Story in the Stats: A Conversation with Wes Grubbs of Pitch Interactive

Gig Union | Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist and Innovation Manager
 
Wes Grubbs, founder of data visualization studio Pitch Interactive, invited me to his new studio space in Oakland's Chinatown for an early morning chat in anticipation of his August 19th presentation at BAVC.  I learned that Wes took a long and...

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MediaMaker National: An Experiment in Review at Six Months

MediaMaker Fellowship | Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

By Jason Jakaitis, Director of Independent Media
 
BAVC’s first national iteration of our MediaMaker Fellowship program has reached its halfway point this month – and this milestone, coupled with a burst of accolades and achievements among its Fellows – warrants a mid-year report on the successes of the program, the participants and the lessons BAVC has learned thus far. 
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TechSF Superstar: Leslie Chen

Training and Education | Posted on: Thursday, August 07, 2014

By Arya Zarrinkelk, Career Specialist

We fell in love with Leslie's design eye but she said she needed to improve her tech chops to get gigs. She enrolled in our Responsive Design Bootcamp, while never letting up on her job search. Her willingness to connect with people and leave no stone unturned impressed the HECK out of us. And she got great results. Read on to hear the rest of Leslie’s story.

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