Sunday, September 9, 2007

First STEM meeting is Monday!

Our first STEM meeting of the semester is tomorrow. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be having an informal meeting to plan out our activities and goals for the semester, as well as choosing some exciting guest speakers.

When: Monday, September 10th, 4:30 - 5:30

Where: Clark Hall, Academic Success Center, Room 116 (Conference Room)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Aphro's 1st Bath

Geek's record everything. This is my girlfriend's cat's (Aphrodites, Aphro for short) first bath.

Smile gato. 

Geeks and Their Burgers (Another Summerish Vlog)

When my friend's girlfriend came to California for the first time from Nebraska, we made her go to In-N-Out, which has this geek's seal of approval.

A little camera shy, she obliged her boyfriend's geeky friends, and shared the moment with the entire internet. Lol.

Sorry Ashley.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Podtech CEO to speak to social media meetup

Here's an update on the upcoming Third Thursday meetup I mentioned during yesterday's STEM meeting. Third Thursday focuses on the use of social media in marketing and PR.

The Topic: Social Media and the Pressroom of the Future
John Furrier, CEO of
Giovanni Rodriguez, Principal of HubbubPR
6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17 in Palo Alto

The Blurb: With the arrival of social media, both media companies and businesses are rethinking the way they manage news-gathering and distribution. But how do businesses manage that well-known mainstay-- the "pressroom" at industry events and conferences? John Furrier, CEO of PodTech, will talk about how smart companies are reinventing the pressroom with state-of-the-art technologies, combined with social intelligence.

The Lowdown: Attendance is for this event limited by the size of the venue...and it's filling up fast. If you'd like to attend, please email me ASAP and I'll add you to the reservation list as my guest and fill you in on the locale. (Sorry, the group only makes that info available to members, and I want to respect their policy.)

Click here to check out
The Third Thursday: Social Media in Marketing & PR!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

SV Podcasters meet in DBH this Thursday

Here's your chance to attend the Silicon Valley Podcasting Meet-up -- the next meeting is 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 10, and the meeting will be held in DBH 226!

It's your chance to meet and mingle with some local podcasters, get tips on audio recording, and on how and where to post your podcasts, etc.

Be there or be square!

Click here to check out
The Silicon Valley Podcasting Meetup Group!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

STEMing from Last Week's Talks

Burke Shartsis from Axis Design Studios will continue his demonstration of basic Flash today at 4:30PM, in Room 116 of the Academic Success Center.
I hope to see everyone there!

(reposted from The Soapbox Prophet)
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

No New Spartan Stadium

In case you have not heard yet, the deal to build a new Spartan Stadium is official dead as of this afternoon. Here is my post about it.

Adobe CS3

So i was a little bored and decided to see if i could find any demos for the new Adobe CS3 coming out. I found it! If you want to check it out, click here. Have fun.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Today's Meeting and other Goodies

First off: yes, I've got the sniffles. I'll be fine.


Still need help creating videos online? The people that brought us Democracy Player have created a pretty awesome site with tutorials for Macs, PCs and Linux. Check them out and tell me if they were helpful at all.

Third: don't forget to attend STEM's meeting today. Burke Shartsis of Axis Design Studios will be going over the basics of flash - a must have tool for future journalists looking for a leg up on the competition coming out of college.

STEM will be meeting today, as every Wednesday, at the Academic Success Center (formerly Clark Hall) at 4:30 PM in Room 116.

Bring a friend. See everyone there.

(reposted from The Soapbox Prophet)
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tagging, Pinging, and Website Optimization

STEM will be meeting today at its usual time of 4:30 to discuss tagging, pinging and website optimization. Anyone is invited; bring a friend!

WHO: STEM (Student Technology & Emerging Media)
WHAT: Tagging, Pinging, Web-Opt.
WHEN: 4:30 PM, today
WHERE: Room 116 of the Academic Success Center (formerly Clark Library)

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

A little more on RSS

I am not an expert on RSS by any means. Most of what I know comes from trial and error. Of course, there is always Google for more help. Just search RSS or RSS sample. Here are a couple of Web sites on RSS that I used for our STEM meeting yesterday:

RSS Tutorial

Set Up a Simple Syndication Feed Using RSS

Also, Wikipedia is usually a good source.

I use Google's Reader to keep track of all of my feeds.

Here is information from Apple on how to do feeds for podcasts, including a sample feed.

I hope everyone has a great spring break!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Today's Meeting

After our first lab this pats week, we will continue with a discussion about RSS feeds today, being presented by Kyle Hansen and myself. I hope to see everyone there at the usual time at the usual place.

When: 4:30 PM
Where: Room 116, Academic Success Center

More on RSS

The Wednesday night section of Jour 163 is also focusing on podcasting and RSS feeds this week. I'm not an RSS pro, so I'm bringing one in...Chris Christensen, creator of The Amateur Traveler Podcast.

You're all invited to come hear him during the first hour of the class. That's 6-7 p.m. in DBH 226.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

STEM meeting tomorrow

Just a reminder that STEM is meeting tomorrow at 4:30 in Clark Hall room 116 (in the back of the Academic Success Center). Come join us!

We will be talking about RSS. If you know what RSS is, please come so you can help explain it to everyone else. If you do not know what RSS is, look it up and have some questions to help our discussion.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Drew the Answer Man

Here we are at our informal STEM meeting on Wednesday, 14 March. This is a great opportunity to get together to work on our blogs, work on vlogging, and generally share info.

Everyone is welcome, so please come join in the geeky fun! : )

Today's STEM meeting

Today's meeting will be a lab on the last meeting - and intro to video-editing with Windows Movie Maker. It will be very informal, and anyone can come and stay as long as they like (or until we're booted at 5:30)

When: Today, at 4:30 PM
Where: Academic Success Center (Old Clark Library), Room 116

I'll see everyone there!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


This is the second demo!

Tutorials On the Way

An update on the vids: I was sick all last week, but I now have several tutorials on blogging and vlogging on que, uploading to

Sorry about the wait. I hope to see everyone again today.

We'll be talking more about setting up a blog, and God willing, about RSS and vlogging.

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STEM meeting today; WE GOT RECOGNIZED!

I just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a STEM meeting today at 4:30 PM in the Academic Success Center. Our room has been moved today because of a conflict in the scheduling. Instead of our normal room, we'll be meeting in a room just adjacent to 116. I'll be there early to show everyone where to go.

P.S. Some good news about the club - Jess told yesterday that she received a letter from the University, saying that STEM has been officially recognized by SJSU. Now that's cool.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pics from the Last Meeting

Courtesy of Jess, this pic is from the last meeting, where we discussed how to setup a blog in Blogger and got into a little discussion of RSS.

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STEM (SJSU Technology & Emerging Media

For those of you that don't know, I am VP of a new student organization on campus that is looking to educate students on new media. We're getting them to blog, vlog, cast every which way, tag, and generally be geekier. STEM is still in its infancy, and any attention we can get and hype we generate will only help promote greater respect for technology in education and the need to continuously evolve methodology. Please feel free to pass this vid around the internet and get people talking. And yes, that is Ze Frank doing that thang he does best.) -Drew

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hello World

This is the first post of STEM: SJSU Technology & Emerging Media.

Don't be disheartened if you haven't yet heard of this blog; I will be deleting it tomorrow afternoon and recreating it as a demonstration of how to set up a blog for the rest of the club.

Andrew Venegas (VP)

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