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Lucas Shaffer
Works at Stand And Stretch, LLC
Attended Columbus State University - Graduate
Lives in Phenix City
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These are two ways to make a totem pole with Legos
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At S&S just keeps getting better and better.
It is a challenge to find talent in our area. It just is. But it is even more challenging to provide a place where talent can grow into the next leader in your agency. Focusing on building creative excellence and watching it grow at Stand And Stretch has been something I have begun to revel in. … Read more
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Tomorrow we hack Columbus State University. And that’s a good thing. We are expecting to bring to light the challenges our local university faces when using technology. We want to bond the student, professor, administrator model and apply our localized young creative technologists
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"So you want to build a website and you don’t know how to code. Three of the biggest options out there are Squarespace, Wix, and WordPress. Which should you choose? Some of the most important criteria are the flexibility of the platforms (how much choice you have in design and service), SEO, customer support, intuitiveness, and pricing."
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"Your website is pretty but the code sucks. Lift up the hood and you start to understand why graphic artists should NOT design websites.  Search engines like Google don’t care about your cat tweets or scalloped edged photos. They want to see well formed tags, correct code and relevant content that pertains to the keywords important for your business."
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After the honeymoon period is over and after that new hire smell has worn off the real job starts. Getting great work from an employee and making that experience enjoyable is easier than you think. This can become a challenge when work picks up, deadlines are coming due and client work takes precedence. Through all of … Read more
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"TO ALL ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS: I AM WAY AHEAD OF YOU."

"Stay is school. Keep that job. And more importantly, save all your money so you can have a great retirement. Just stay out of my way…"
Stay is school. Keep that job. And more importantly, save all your money so you can have a great retirement. Just stay out of my way… I’ve recently turned 5 years old as an entrepreneur but I somehow feel that …
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Electron microscope video of phonograph needle in an LP groove. About 1/400 actual speed. Captured via Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope.

This video was made via the "stop motion" animation technique.  I moved the LP by 50 microns at a time, and captured a frame after each move. The setup inside the microscope was made possible by the fact that there are two separate stages with their own motion controls. I fixed the needle to one stage and the LP to the other so that I could get both parts into the frame at a good angle.
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Education
  • Columbus State University - Graduate
    Master's Computer Science, 2010 - 2012
  • Columbus State University - Undergrad
    Bachelors's Computer Science, 2005
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Creative Director at @StandAndStretch, Tech Entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, Master Beard Oil Craftsman & dedicated Family Man
Introduction
I am a small-town Georgia-born Social Entrepreneur specializing in technology and community organization. But I didn't start out that way.

I've been involved with technology since I was a kid and video games have trained me to coordinate my mind with puzzle solving. So after spending 9 years in the retail apparel industry working my way up from web design to systems engineer, I began trying to solve the puzzle of how to rewire the local and small business economy with the 'things' that were going to improve their longevity.

In 2010, the day before I turned 30, I started @StandAndStretch as a way to reach out to local businesses to help them achieve goals through marketing, sales and eventually mentorship. It was just a blog then and, in the set of waves that social media brought, we were able to educate our clients and empower them to move into the digital spaces through partnership. As we got better, so did our list of clients. After four years, @StandAndStretch employs 8 team members who have 100% benefits paid, open leadership framework and..well, just go check out our Facebook page. We do amazing things locally and nationally.

In 2014, I started @ShafferLabs after a string of underwhelming launches (dadurday.com, photofoodblog.com). Shaffer Labs is now a capitalized organization who incubates products or companies to grow technology based businesses on a budget. All of my prior development experience, entrepreneurial scars and undying passion for technology is allowing us to grow fast...and smart. We've already invested in 3 companies and are helping mentor them to sustainability while offering Shaffer Labs as a financier, principal owner or, in some cases, partnerships/joint ventures.

Email me. Let's discuss the future. lucas@shafferlabs.com
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  • Stand And Stretch, LLC
    Principal, 2010 - present
    Born on the tide of Social Media, our agency has grown by redefining the marketing agencies of the past by providing digital technology services and offering cost effective solutions to the mid-section of local and national industries. Most agencies are based on traditional marketing foundations and outsource the technology. At our core, the founder Lucas Shaffer, has pioneered a scientific approach to marketing leveraging technology that is both done in house and typically unavailable to lower scaled companies. Building a cutting-edge tech firm on the budgets of small businesses is no easy task. We've engineered a process to delineate production using open source solutions to push our clients past today and into the next economic paradigm; the digital economy.
  • Shaffer Labs
    Principal, 2014 - present
    Shaffer Labs is a capitalized organization who incubates products or companies to grow technology based businesses on a budget. Prior development experience, entrepreneurial scars and undying passion for technology is allowing us to grow fast...and smart. We've already invested in 3 companies and are helping mentor them to sustainability while offering Shaffer Labs as a financier, principal owner or, in some cases, partnerships/joint ventures.
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The Mellow Mushroom never disappoints. They pies are cooked fresh to order and has that rare ability to be cooked just about the same way you had it the prior time. Add the collection of draft beer that will keep you mesmerized for hours, you can also take your toddlers here to mingle with the family atmosphere the 'Shroom caters to. Stick around long enough you'll make a few friends as well. Great place!
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I've been coming here for almost a year now. I'm always impressed with the customer service and appreciate the time Laura and Ryan take to say hello. That is a big win in my category. When I leave, I feel as if I have just left a full service spa. And I'm a dude.
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We love our Locos. If you like to go places that have a lot of options and continually introduce new items seasonally, then you'll enjoy this place. There is not a lot of turnover. The staff is centered around customer experience and will end up learning your name and favorite order! Only note: Please come early; it's a place of congregation for many local companies and has a schedule due to previous traffic flow. It's hard to schedule staff around impromptu office outings or team meetings so you may find it wise to engage the staff proactively before even being seated.
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