Once upon a time there were two guys – Ron & Steve. Ron & Steve both LOVED podcasts, and LOVED the world of web design. “Hey” they said, “We should do a podcast about web stuff!” And Einstein and Sock Monkey was born. Which one is Einstein & which is Sock Monkey? Wouldn’t YOU like to know?
Steve Martin – @CleverCubed
Steve Martin is a User Experience Designer who now works for a huge corporation (and loves it!). He’s worked in the web design industry since 2001 and has been involved in all aspects of website design and development. From 2004 to 2010 he owned Floating Point Media, Inc., a full-service web design agency in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colorado, and from 2004 to 2006 was a partner in Ecommerce Rep, LLC, a consulting firm based in Colorado Springs, Colorado that assisted large manufacturers in selling their products direct to the public online. He still “owns” Clever Cubed, but isn’t accepting any clients.
UX Design, Usability, Information Architecture and Colorado are passions of Steve’s. He can usually be found around Old Town, Fort Collins on his bike or in his bright orange vintage Beetle with coffee in one hand and sketching a site-map with the other.
Ron Zasadzinski – @ron_z
Ron is the Owner & Lead Web Developer of CodeGeek.net. His diverse background ranges from working as a nuclear physicist for the Department of Energy to being an experienced flight instructor with more than 7,500 hours of flight time. Since 2000, Ron and his company have developed custom software and web sites to a plethora of businesses including land surveyors, a coffee company, a surgical practice, a financial services company, cultural exchange organizations, an insurance agency, other software developers, and multiple aviation companies. Ron’s focus includes web standards, information architecture, user-interface design, and object oriented programming in Action Script 2.0 and 3.0, utilizing Adobe Flash and Flex as a data interface tool. In his free time, Ron is an avid ice hockey player, plays the tuba in a brass quintet, engages in numerous outdoor winter sports, and loves sock monkeys.
Contributors & Support:
We have a bunch of people who help us get this thing together and online. Thanks to all of them!
Nick Armstrong – @ImNickArmstrong
Nick produces our “Social Media Minute” segment, as well as provides loads of podcasting wisdom. He’s a self-described “creative nerdy mad scientist” living in Fort Collins, Colorado. He’s a web design and social media nut whose specialty is creative ideas. He blogs, he podcasts, he videocasts, he networks online, he creates communities, and he writes compelling content. Find his website at www.IamNickArmstrong.com
Josh Mulligan – @JoshuaMulligan
Josh writes up our show notes and provides technical know-how and website expertise when we need it. Josh is a Web Development Jedi and has been creating web sites for over 5 years, ever since he took a Web Design class in High School, and fell in love. Josh is also a student at Colorado State University, and has almost completed his degree in Computer Information Systems, although that degree can’t come fast enough. When he’s not living, breathing, or dreaming in HTML and CSS, Josh has embraced almost every geeky pastime there is, from avidly reading to playing video games, to pencil and paper roleplaying, to creating websites and applications for fun. Josh can usually be spotted surrounded by caffeine-loaded detritus, listening to his much-needed music, lit by the comforting glow of at least one monitor.