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Dennis Bonilla
Works at Valador, Inc.
Attended Emerson College
Lives in Phoenix, Arizona
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Here's a great opportunity to work from NASA Ames Research Center this summer. Spread the word folks. #asteroidgc  
WE ARE LOOKING FOR 9 MAVERICKS AND 6 MENTORS. Mavericks Lab is about extraordinary thinkers and doers at the beginning of their careers, who have the ability to work across domains and collaborate with others. We're looking for individuals who have deep skills in their core area (Planetary or ...
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Cybergoths then and now.

But seriously folks, “We want to understand droughts of the past to understand to what extent climate change might make it more or less likely that those events occur in the future..." http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/news/20141014/
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"From 1958 to 1965, ARPA's emphasis centered on major national issues, including space, ballistic missile defense, and nuclear test detection. During 1960, all of its civilian space programs were transferred to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the military space programs to the individual Services."
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This is a fun project for producing 3D models of the surface of Mars. I plan on using the stereo imagery to make a Google Cardboard app. #NASA   #marsrover   #journeytomars  
Let’s go to Mars! This video shows how I used Photoscan to generate a 3D model from stereoscopic images taken on Mars by the NASA Curiosity Rover. I was able to generate this model by using …
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NASA announces $20,000 in prizes to develop videos to engage and excite the public about asteroid detection. #asteroids   #asteroidgc   #space  
NASA wants you to help create a suite of videos that will inform the public about its Asteroid Grand Challenge (AGC) program.
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Thought of the day.
The tech to keep people alive BOTH ways is still being developed. Some problems are similar to ones we've solved when sending folks to the Moon but MANY are different. It's crazy expensive to ...
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+NASA announces Asteroid Grand Challenge video idea winners, the next phase open to the public is worth $9,000. #asteroidgc  
NASA wants you to help create a suite of videos that will inform the public about its Asteroid Grand Challenge (AGC) program.
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The demo of this machine given on December 9, 1968 is now considered one of the most important in modern computing history.

"[Douglas Engelbart] wanted to turn Vannevar Bush's idea for a Memex machine into reality, where a machine used interactively by one person could "Augment" their intelligence. Over the course of six years, with the funding help of both NASA and ARPA, his team went about putting together all the elements that would make such a computer system a reality."
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Scarface and The Terminator walk into a bar...
Al Pacino walks into a bar...and so do Ewen McGregor, Robert De Niro, Patrick Swayze, and many many others. This extraordinary edit introduces some of film's most famous characters to a place calle...
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Here's a handy tip for those of you running home servers not connected to monitors.
I've been using a late 2012 i7 Mac Mini as a headless server running Plex and other services for a few years. I noticed certain resolutions would be unavailable when I remote connected to it via OS...
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Manager of Design / Senior Digital Strategist
Skills
Bilingual (English/Spanish), Visual Design, Digital Strategy, Community Management, UX, UI, Infographics, Data Visualization, Advanced Adobe Creative Suite User, Video Game Modding, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Corporate Identity Development, Disruptive Technologies Research
Employment
  • Valador, Inc.
    Manager, Design & Multimedia, 2004 - present
    Manage Valador's design team responsible for user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) development and graphic design. Projects range from iOS mobile applications, Wordpress and Drupal sites, to interactive 3D environments and annual reports. Lead company development of digital campaigns using analytics data and client objectives for maximum audience engagement. Campaign development has included marketing strategy design, SEO strategy development, content calendar development, platform development, and gamification integration. Clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, the West Virginia High Technology Consortium, and USDA. Successes have contributed to Valador's portfolio of nationally recognized public outreach and engagement initiatives. Work has appeared on major news outlets such as the homepage of CNN.com and strengthened company relationships with internationally recognized organizations.
  • Imageworks Studio, LLC.
    Senior Technical Director, 2001 - 2004
  • Digital Press
    Art Director, 1999 - 2001
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Washington, DC - Fairfax, VA - Boston, Massachussetts
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Design Manager/Digital Strategist/Community Manager/NASA Contractor. Love games, experienced using them toward scientific benefit.
Introduction

I create community-savvy federal websites, design visualization software for NASA, and have worked on documents presented to the U.S. President.

Honors and Awards

NASA Group Achievement Award - For outstanding contributions in support of the Review of U.S Human Space Flight Plans Committee, informing the U.S. President of options for the future of Human Spaceflight.

Valador, Inc. Project Manager of the NASA Presidential Transition Documents for the U.S. President (2008 & 2012)

NASA Software Recognition Award - Explorations System Mission Directorate Distributed Observer Network (DON)

NASA Tech Brief Award for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Distributed Observer Network (ESMD DON)

SXSW Panel Speaker - How to Win Friends and Influence Space Exploration

Ignite DC Speaker - Chosen to present on two occasions to a group of 300+ DC professionals. My first presentation discussed how video game content creation tools will be vital to teaching children science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts. My second presentation discussed the advent of synthetic environments for work and communication.

Published in the Department of Defense M&S Journal - Zombies and LIDAR: Interoperable High Fidelity Modeling for Real-Time Use (PDF link)

Bragging rights
I've been in the NASA Shuttle simulator with astronauts during landing training. I've presented on the benefits of Zombie preparedness to the Department of Defense. Got to hang out in the West Wing of the White House.
Education
  • Emerson College
  • Fairfax High School
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Celebrating Human Spaceflight

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Collective Genius for a Better World

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An unconference for the space community

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Without a shiny new rover prancing around on Mars shooting rocks with lasers, it can be tough for other NASA missions to get any attention t

NASA - ISU Space Café: Are We Really Ready for Mars?
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A biomedical knowledge gap stands in the way of successfully sending humans to Mars.