Luminaria could be so much more

We’re on our sixth year of Luminaria in San Antonio. The original event was based on Paris’ Nuit Blanche, which is one of many White Night festivals around the world. They’re events in which art institutions open up and the entire inner city becomes a canvas for illuminated…

Has Historic Preservation Gone Too Far?

San Antonio now has 27 historic districts and over 2,000 individually designated landmarks.  The first historic district in Texas is also the oldest in our city: the King William Historic District, dating from 1967.  The idea of these districts is that we should protect historic structures and that makes…

Thoughts on Mentoring

Mentoring is an artform.  As a newb mentor for the Techstars Cloud program, a mentor in life, and a borderline know-it-all, I know I’ve said some really stupid things to mentees.  But, I’m trying to get better. The folks at TechStars have a mentor manifesto here.  While they…

3 Day Startup: Audius.co

The result of my team’s 72 hours spent at 3 Day Startup San Antonio doing brainstorming, vetting, and presenting a technology startup concept called Audius. In summary: Audius allows people to use their mobile device as a tool to expand their concert or party experience.  It goes beyond replacing…

Crossfit Finder App

So, when I travel, I go visit other crossfit gyms and sometimes go get coffee.  It’s usually pain to find them on the Crossfit.com website which isn’t optimized for mobile.  So I created a web app to make it easier: http://findacrossfit.appspot.com/ One click and…

Leveraging San Antonio's Downtown Highways

(Note: This post was also printed in the Rivard Report here.) The elevated freeways surrounding our downtown are dead zones.  On top, you have travelers isolated in their cars while spewing pollution at 70mph.  Underneath, the underpasses are even worse.  They’re mostly dark, empty and feature the noise of…