Ryan Stomberg—aka “Tom” (in sunglasses)—oversees the boom box return at a DDP event at last year’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
Photo: Jon Snyder
“We said, if we are going to build an app, lets make tools that make people effective. Lets give volunteers tools that they can use,” said Ryan Hovenweep, the firm’s creative director.
The app would provide localized information about campaign events to supporters. But it also gave volunteer workers the tools to canvass potential voters house to house and to report back their findings to the campaign’s computers.
“With a smartphone in hand, you can go talk to people and get information,” Hovenweep said. “With the app, they are immediately taking the information from the ground and putting it back into the campaign database.”
When Charles Whitman began his shooting rampage at U Texas in 1966, a lot of locals grabbed their rifles and started shooting back. They kept him pinned down until the police could sneak up the tower and kill him. - http://www.texasmonthly.com/2006-08-01/feature.php
I did not know this, neat.
“I am not going to leave,” Jerry Tuttle says on a sweltering day at the construction site where his old house burned down. “I am not going to walk away.” Tuttle, who was a captain with the Bastrop County’s Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire Department when the wildfires broke out last year, says small signs of hope keep him going.
Photo: Alberto Martinez/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Baylor Street Art Wall | Austin, Texas
Located on the concrete foundations of an abandoned condo project in the old west end of Austin, the Baylor Street art wall is a great addition to Austin’s flourishing street art scene.
another awesomely done set by @benbye. gorgeous!
Bastrop residents have begun work on an archive that will collect and preserve pictures, posters, government documents and other accounts of September’s wildfires.
“Until we are able to tell the story, we haven’t done our job,” said Mike Fisher, the county’s emergency management director.
Photo: Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman