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Ed Schipul
Works at Tendenci (Formerly Schipul)
Attended Texas A&M University
Lives in Houston, TX
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At CNX 2014 at Rice and getting pumped about the future of accessible, both physical and economical, tools available for learners. 
OpenStax CNX. This site requires JavaScript. Or you can view the legacy site at cnx.org/content.
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Wow. You learn something new about Houston every day. Besides new weather daily.

The biggest little known fact I share with people is that we have walking tunnels throughout downtown to avoid the heat which is why you don't see people or cafes etc on the sidewalks.
 
"The city ran out of money in the Great Depression, so they didn't have the $8,000 needed to build the statues at the time," says Shuffield. "And by World War II, the materials needed to be used to build the statues were needed for the war effort." 

Also, 126 photo's of Houston going back to 1915
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A dated, but still relevant blog post. We still have an attention economy even if the attention trust didn't work out. And we still have a desire and need to visualize social interactions, the social graph, in a way that leads us to take action. From 2005 when I held a BOF at O'Reilly's Etech conference.
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One of my greatest feelings of success is seeing the success of friends and former colleagues when they produce beautiful work like this. I take no credit except for having good taste in who I surround myself with. Like Julie. She rocks.
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"Designers should remember that there are patrons who love the 
company of familiar strangers and would rather watch the action 
from a sheltered seat with a good view of the coffee shop."
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Motorola just might be back in the innovation game. Scroll down to the video of the circular Android watch. Very cool stuff. 
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Android Wear is very exciting and has me considering wearing a watch like device for the first time in a decade. I'm not sure a circle LCD is innovative though. It will be interesting to see how smooth the radius actually becomes or if it is jagged since as far as I know pixels are still square.
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To be the best in the world takes just a bit of obsessiveness. I’m cool with that. THE PAGANI HUAYRA IS THE FASTEST ROAD CAR EVER AT THE BBC TOP GEAR TEST TRACK Mr. Horacio Pagani CEO and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili: “We are delighted by this result and it makes us proud. We knew the...
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Work
Occupation
CEO, Programmer, Speaker, Photographer
Skills
Programming, NGOs, NTEN, Sociology, PR. Marketing, Photography, Hexacopters, Entrepreneurship, Drones, Aerial Photography, Robotics
Employment
  • Tendenci (Formerly Schipul)
    Founder Tendenci - The Open Source CMS for Nonprofits and Schipul - The Web Marketing Company. Speaker, Photographer, Programmer, Geek, 1997 - present
  • Lyondell
    1995 - 1997
  • Universal Computer Systems
    1993 - 1995
  • Circuit City Stores
    1991 - 1993
  • The Limited
    1989 - 1991
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Houston, TX
Previously
Tacoma, WA - San Antonio, TX - Columbus, GA - Bridgeport, CT - Frankfurt, Germany - Louisville, KY - El Paso, TX - Guadalajara, Mexico - Sunnyvale, CA - College Station, TX
Story
Tagline
Founder of Tendenci.com and Schipul.com. Programming, NGOs, NTEN, Sociology, PR. Marketing, Photography, Hexacopters, entrepreneurship
Introduction
Family man, Programmer, Political Scientist in the party of George Washington, CEO, Entrepreneur, Photographer, Maker, Builder, Hexacopter hacker and RC pilot, Racquetball, Tennis, Linux Geek, and a complete workaholic for a worthy cause.

Inventor of Tendenci software in 2001 with a TON of help from some truly amazing programmers who have helped the company take it to the next level. Tendenci is an Open Source Software for Associations and Nonprofits available in multiple languages and completely free. Our little team is just trying to change the world, one NGO at a time. www.tendenci.org

I do stuff like this:
CV: http://tendenci.com/eschipul/cv/ (official version of me. I'm not half bad on paper.  ;)
http://tendenci.com (the software company I started with a LOT of help.)
http://tendenci.org (open source download - free - yes really)
http://eschipul.com (blog - kinda geeky lately)
http://flickr.com/eschipul (photography - late bloomer in photography)
Speaker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjgzkg9UbvI (example video from OSCON)

I'm living proof that the key to life is to surround yourself with people smarter and more interesting than you. Then learn from them. Listen first.... which is why these intro/bio pages are so hard for me I have to kinda make them funny. Because it really is about serving others!
Bragging rights
One lucky guy with a beautiful wife, three kids, a dog, and some ungrateful fish. (OK, we got rid of the fish. Then had backyard chickens. They're gone too.)
Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Political Science, 1986 - 1990
    BS in POLS, Racquetball, Darts, Pool (those all count as areas of study, right?)
  • St. Mary's University
    Electrical Engineering, 1985 - 1986
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They have completely remodeled and it looks great! The first person to see me pull out my laptop volunteered the wifi password instead of waiting for me to ask. I asked if they minded if I plugged in? No problem. Courteous staff. The coffee is excellent as always. Then I pushed my luck a bit I suppose. I know I'm supposed to go to the bar to order and I needed a fresh cup the coffee. So I asked a server if it would be possible to order from where I was sitting without going up to the coffee bar again? (I had all of my electronics spread out.) The server, Melinda, (I asked her her first name later) said “sure.” Poof - the fresh cup of coffee was delivered. She even went back to get cream for me! I gave her a 5 and asked her to keep the change. The tip? She insisted on bringing me my change regardless. I know that pretty much everything Melinda did wasn't the usual. It was way above standard and done quietly and politely. You can't get this service at chain coffee shops. And then for her to decline the tip? Classy place. I highly recommend Waldos' Coffee Shop in the Heights. Excellent coffee. Quiet. The tables aren't crammed together. Just a great place to meet or hide in the corner and work on your laptop. PS - Of course I dashed up to the bar and put the change in the tip jar with a quick thank you. Rock on Waldos’!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Very direct and to the point. They have consistently shot straight with us on costs and options. Timely repairs as well.
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reviewed 4 years ago
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