The town that was...

Centralia PA was once a thriving town until a devastating underground mine fire completely changed everything. Come along with us as we explore this abandoned town (that inspired the game Silent Hill) and learn its story.

Moving from my hometown and embracing fear

Leaving your hometown can be a daunting experience, I know it certainly was for me. You have your own self doubt then all the people around you getting you down on how you’re gonna “fail” - I let this negativity hold me back for many years and didn’t make the move.
I had so much regret that I didn’t - until finally one day I built up the courage to take the leap. 

Vegas Wedding and "Elvis Hair"

Two of my best friends get married in VEGAS! Oh and I dressed as Elvis…because why not…
This video has more than just that though:
 - Ill share some stuff about David Copperfield
 - We go to the Neon Museum
 - The wedding of course
 - Dancing at Foundation Room (Mandalay Bay)
 - Gambling tips from Ali and me
 - AND a helicopter ride!
I know its a lot!

Kill Your Voicemail

I know, its a hard one, but someone needs to say it.  Voicemail is SO old school!  It is already annoying enough that you have to go in and check your voice mail but then most of the time the messages are SO not necessary!  Just f***ing text that to me for Christ sake!
Ill show you what I did to put an end to people leaving me voicemails.  Let me know your thoughts. 

Stop Squishing Images

This one has been bugging designers since the dawn of computers.  Stop squishing images!

In this video Erin will explain what squishing images is because a many people don’t even realize they are doing it.  Later she will show you how to use the SHIFT key to keep from distorting images.  Then after that she will show you how to crop.

I changed my name

I went to the courthouse, sat in front of a judge and changed my last name.  

Everyone's first question is "Why?" - understandably.  
My answer is "I wanted to."

Creatively saying "NO"

As product managers, we want the best for your product. It’s important to keep things on track, on time, and keeping your product features relevant. In order to achieve these ideals, difficult conversations about the product are often needed to be had. And what can make these conversations difficult are that they include the use of, “no.”

Daily Active Users (DAU) and how to get them

The world is full of ideas. Some work and some don’t, but what we all need to be reminded of in app development is the importance to test to see if people care about your idea. When you find users like a certain idea or feature of your app, take advantage of that. It may take a while to figure out what holds your users' attention, but once you do, don't pass up the opportunity to take advantage of this knowledge.