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We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the organizers of the Parkway Spark! student entrepreneur program in the Parkway school district in west St. Louis county.

In this audio only episode of the STLTechTalk Podcast, we bring you this compilation of interviews with the above mentioned organizers of the Parkway Spark! program, Jennifer Stanfill & Xanthe Meyer. We also have a pair of talks with some of the students participating in this "out of the box" High School offering to get their thoughts on their experience so far and what got them interested in signing up for the program. Then we finish the talk up with three interviews with different mentors who are volunteering to help guide these young entrepreneurs along.

For more information about the Parkway Spark! program, and how you can get involved, make sure to visit their website at www.parkwayspark.com.

 

Mentors Businesses

Todd Weinhaus - PulseSTL.com & VintageHwy.com

Tony Spielberg - Red Label Accessories

Carl Trautmann is associated with stlouis.score.org

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E64.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:09pm CDT

We are joined by Greg Hammond from minMOG Games here on Episode 63 of the STLTechTalk Podcast!

 

About our guest

Greg Hammond has been involved in creative and management aspects of game development since 1981. Back in 1983, when there were only 6 colors (and nobody complained), Greg and his brother Eric made their mark with Julius Erving and Larry Bird Go One-on-One, the first sports game from Electronic Arts.

Over the past 3 decades, Greg has lead or contributed to the development of more than 35 interactive projects, including games, educational titles, virtual worlds and mobile apps. While working at Lucasfilm Games / LucasArts Entertainment (1989-1991), he produced several award-winning games, including The Secret of Monkey Island, Loom and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe.

Greg was awarded Best Producer by his industry peers at the Game Developers Conference in 1991.

After starting a game studio in Novato, CA, in 1991, and creating several original games for SEGA, in 1994 Greg moved with his wife and 3 sons to St. Louis, MO, where he consulted remotely for game companies.

In 2007 Greg directed the design, development and launch of Build-A-Bearville, a web-based kids’ virtual world for Build-A-Bear Workshop in St. Louis. Over the past few years, Greg has been active in mobile app development as a project manager and design consultant for several private clients. Now, as Founder & CEO of minMOG LLC, Greg is excited about the upcoming release of the studio’s first original mobile game (due to release in January, 2015).

 

News stories discussed

 

Upcoming events

  • DevOps STL Special Edition - Communication: the secret sauce of DevOps - Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 6:30 PM being held at Spry Digital 2710 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, MO
  • Bitcoin at the Pub, County Edition Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 7:00 PM being held at Syberg's 2340 Old Dorset Rd, St. Louis, MO
     

Sponsors

Please make sure to visit our awesome sponsors UNIDEV & Heartland Homes Realty! Thank you to both for your continued support of the STLTechTalk Podcast!

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E63.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:53pm CDT

In this episode of the STLTechTalk Podcast, we are joined by Mary Louise Helbig who was recently named CEO of the St. Louis based HealthyMe Mobile Solutions.

What is HealthyMe Mobile Solutions? HealthyMe Mobile Solutions strives to help reduce hospital readmission rates by helping those discharged from the hospital keep up with their recommended discharge plans. Currently the service is geared towards those with diabetes, but they are looking to expand to include future services in 2015.

For a full explanation, make sure to listen to Mary Louise explain everything HealthyMe has to offer you.

If you would like to demo this product, you can do so simply by texting "HealthyMe" to 84700 (this is at no cost to you provided you have a texting plan with your cellular device).

 

About our guest

Mary Louise Helbig was recently named CEO of HealthyMe Mobile Solutions. She was previously President at Virtual Nerd. She is a Senior executive with diverse management experience in the technology, healthcare, financial and service industries with proven skills launching new technology products and implementing technology solutions in support of business commercialization objectives. Mary Louise has experience managing domestic and international businesses at various stages: start-up, high growth and turn around and possesses the skills and passion for developing organizational and operating structures to meet aggressive business goals.

 

News Stories Discussed

 

App Pick of the Week

  • Aisle411

 

Sponsors

Please make sure to visit our awesome sponsors UNIDEV & Heartland Homes Realty! Thank you to both for your continued support of the STLTechTalk Podcast!

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E62.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:29pm CDT

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