My Weekend Spent Glamping with Nokia at Firefly Music Festival

By Sunday, June 29, 2014 0 Permalink 0

It has been at least 5 years since I've been camping and probably closer to 8 years since I slept in a sleeping bag (car 'camping' was more my style), so I really wasn't sure what to expect from glamping this last weekend, but luckily I was not disappointed. I mean, look at Aimee and my tent - 2 beds, side tables, two chairs and another another table. Oh, and did I mention outlets? Because let's face it, you can't tweet and take video at a concert without power! And, the tents locked, keeping our stuff safe as we enjoyed the music every day. Now, let ...

Boulder Startup Week – Plan Your Summer Music Adventure With Me!

By Sunday, May 11, 2014 0 Permalink 0

We can all agree on this - Colorado is a great place for music lovers, especially during the summer. Between Red Rocks, the Greeley Stampede, Fiddlers Green and the events that take place in every mountain town and local city each weekend, every single music lover can find something to fulfill their musical desires each weekend this summer. Tomorrow I'm talking on a panel at Boulder Startup Week about planning your summer Colorado adventure and my expertise will be music and more specifically, music festivals happening in Colorado this summer. So, what makes me qualified to talk on such a subject when I'm not a musician, or ...

SXSW 2013 – Monika’s Going Out with MapQuest!

By Monday, March 4, 2013 0 Permalink 0

So, I'm headed back to Austin this year. This will be my 5th year attending SXSW and my second year going badge-less. After last year, when I went alone I told myself that I wouldn't be going back, especially alone. Two years ago I got a Platinum badge. In many ways it was totally worth it! I mean Stefan and I got to watch the Foo Fighters documentary, with the band, then they played a free show and because of the badges, we got in early and were almost front row for the show. The downside? Many of the panels we wanted to attend were PACKED. If you ...


By Wednesday, September 21, 2011 0 Permalink 0

Coming this Saturday is TEDxBoulder at Mackey Auditorium. I have never had the opportunity to attend a TED or TEDx, so I am really excited that I finally get to go to this one! You have probably heard of TEDx, but in case you haven't, here is the definition from the TEDxBoulder website: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED ...

Boulder Startup Week 2011

By Monday, May 16, 2011 0 Permalink 0

This Wednesday kicks off Boulder Startup Week 2011. I was out of town for Startup Week 2010 but was able to attend one event, beer and bloggers, which ended up changing my life in Boulder. While that may seem a bit over-dramatic, it is the truth. If I had not attended that event at Mountain Sun, then I never would have been introduced to Joni! It seems that most people who came to Startup Week 2010 have similar stories to share about this event and how it changed their lives. I will have to work during the day, but hope to make it out to some of ...

About.Me Business Cards

By Monday, April 25, 2011 0 Permalink 0

During SXSW About.Me had a booth in the convention center where they had a professional photographer taking head shots of people to update their About.Me profile. Jana made an appointment for her and I have our photos taken and hers turned out so well that they are using it in their new promotional email for their deal with Moo business cards! She is also featured on their homepage: UPDATE: Here is what my cards will look like on the Offers page: I guess I have no excuse for not having my own personal business cards now that About.Me and Moo have made it so easy!

I fell in love at SXSW

By Thursday, April 21, 2011 1 Permalink 0

...with ear plugs My love affair with ear plugs started innocently enough. While at a concert during SXSWi I realized I had received some free ear plugs that were conveniently located in the humongous purse that is permanently attached to my shoulder. After minutes of digging in my purse to find them, I finally located them. Eventually I was able to get them into my ears, and I was in heaven! Considering I generally find myself next to the speaker (always on the right side too) the ear plugs gave my ears a much needed break from the show. For the rest of my time at ...

Foo Fighters Tuesday

By Tuesday, April 5, 2011 0 Permalink 0

Since the release of the Foo Fighters documentary Back and Forth is today (although limited) I figured I would finally post all of my pictures and video from their secret show in Austin during SXSW last month. My brother, Stefan, and I were lucky enough to get to see the early preview of the documentary. It was the same day as my iPhone debacle. While I was running around town, Stefan waited patiently in line for the Foo Fighters documentary. As I was running back to the hotel to shower, he called and said I had to get down to the theatre ASAP because they were giving ...