Getting the most out of GiveCamp


I recently took part in the second annual Las Vegas GiveCamp event, which is a weekend long hack-a-thon for charity. The way it works is pretty cool. They invite a number of Non-Profit groups who are looking for some assistance, then they invite dozens of volunteers to spend the weekend helping the Non-Profits in whatever […]


A short story about a shirt

Micky & the Motorcars

To say I have a lot of t-shirts would be quite an understatement. I go to a pretty good number of conferences and other events that hand out free shirts, I buy funny shirts from places like, and I absolutely love buying shirts from concerts I attend. This Micky & the Motorcars shirt falls […]


But does the client know?

waiting for you to call

Yesterday I was on a call with a client when I was reminded of a lesson I had learned early on at my last job. It was a little more than a decade ago, I got to my desk around 8am and checked my email. There was an URGENT email from a client, we’ll call […]


How we came to pull the plug on Event Ticketing

End of the Road

I’ve been asked several times why we decided to finally pull the plug on our event ticketing plugin. Rather than have to tell the story over and over, I figured I’d just write it up so I could just send people the link when they ask. So, as requested, here’s the story of how we […]


Can you do whatever you want with your business?


Have you ever played the game Cards Against Humanity? It’s a card game where each turn one player will read a card and the other players will all play one of their cards that they think the first player will pick as ‘the best.’ As an example, the first player might play a card that […]


Getting past first impressions

Smiley Face

The year was 2008. I was in the process of organizing a conference centered around WordPress and was reaching out to some people who I wanted to speak at the event. I really wanted somebody to talk about eCommerce, so I reached out to the guys at Instinct. At the time, they weren’t just the […]


Watching it click

Light bulb

With WordCamp Vegas less than two weeks away, it’s pretty much on my mind 24/7 at this point. Just making sure I’ve got all the details sorted out, food and shirts ordered, schedule sorted… It can be a bit overwhelming. But there’s only so many times you can go over a list of tasks, right? […]


The VegasGeek top 10 movies of 2013


December is such a great time of year. You get the holidays, of course, but something else I always look forward to is the ‘best of the year’ posts. Best movies, best albums, best celebrity meltdown, sports team, goals, assists, saves… I could go on and on. I freakin’ love the top 10 lists. I […]


How I eliminated 100s of emails per month

White envelope in sky

When people ask me what I do for a living, I semi-jokingly respond “I answer emails.” With a team of developers and a stack of clients, it’s a fact of life that I’m going to have to deal with a fair amount of emails. Keeping clients informed of what’s going on and making sure developers […]


Thanksgiving movie list fail


Yesterday when I was thinking about my post for Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to do a list of my favorite Thanksgiving themed movies. I knew my #1 was going to be Planes, Trains and Automobiles, that was easy. But for the rest, I would just hit up the interwebs and see what […]