Tech Chaos — Episode 26: The #AVTweeps Community Brought Them Together

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Note: This show does not discuss the Legrand acquisition of Milestone AV Technologies. In this episode, Mark Coxon (@AVPhenom) joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to talk about how he chose his Twitter handle. Christa and Mark talk about how the #AVTweeps community on Twitter made the dive into social media easier. Mark talks about how […]

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Tech Chaos — Episode 22: The AV Honey Pot Snares Another One

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In this episode, Chris Turner (@AAVChris) joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) and she proclaims him to be one of her favorite people (shocking, I know). Chris talks about his time in California before he joined the AV industry. Chris provides the perfect example of how being friendly and keeping in contact with people can lead […]

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Tech Chaos — Episode 21: Tech We Love & ISE

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In this episode, Victoria Barela (@barelAVictoria_) joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss what technology they are currently loving. They share their thoughts on wearables, microphones, and phone apps. Christa and Victoria also talk about Integrated Systems Europe and how they are excited to be attending the show in Amsterdam, NL. Christa provides Victoria with […]

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Tech Chaos — Episode 17: Drones Are Still Here

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Christina Engh (@missenghwyoming) and Bradford Benn (@bradfordbenn) join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) in this extra-long podcast to talk drones, unmanned aircrafts, CTS, mentorship, books, and photography. They discuss the new Small UAS Rule (Part 107) that went into effect August 2016. They also discuss what no-fly zones mean in relation to drones and unmanned aircrafts. […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 15: Listen Up with Scott Boekweg

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Scott Boekweg, Product Manager at Listen Technologies, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss ListenWiFi and ListenIR applications. Scott talks about the difference in audio applications between Europe and the United States. Scott explains why he likes being involved in innovative technology and how he became interested in technology. Scott and Christa also talk about […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 14: Find Your Dream Job

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Rachel Valdez (@rachelbvaldez), Chief Dream Maverick/Head of Global Talent Management at PowerToFly, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss the importance of gender diversity, technology, and one-on-one mentorship versus group mentorship. PowerToFly is a platform to connect women with Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing start-ups that really value gender diversity and inclusion. PowerToFly enables women […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 13: Lucky 13 with Innovation Women

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Bobbie Carlton (@BobbieC), founder of Innovation Women, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss the importance of gender-balancing speaking events and the difference between mentorship and sponsorship. Bobbie explains what DAMP stands for in regards to live panels at events. Bobbie explains why she created Innovation Women. All of these topics and more can be […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 12: InfoComm Wrap-up with HARMAN

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Bradford Benn (@BradfordBenn), Themed Attractions Solutions Manager with Harman Professional, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss the 2016 InfoComm show, Net Neutrality, Rule 41, and how an #AVPuppy makes everything better. This year Harman was located in the Unified Communications pavilion instead of the audio pavilion. Which makes sense, considering the Harman line offers […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 11: InfoComm Wrap-up with TierPM

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Marika Aquino (@TierPM), Program Manager with TierPM, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss the 2016 InfoComm show as well as favorite anime shows. 2016 was the third year that TierPM exhibited in the Career Fair section of the show floor. TierPM offers staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions to audiovisual and IT industry companies nationwide.  […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 10: Double Digits or Binary Episode 2

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Hope Roth (@beerandpie), Crestron Certified Programmer with Riordan Brothers Integration, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss volunteering and the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas, NV. Hope and Christa are joint recipients for the Harald Thiel Volunteers of the Year award. Both women understand the importance of volunteering and agree that you should not […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 7: Acquisitions are Afoot!

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Mike Shinn (@axpmike) and Marika Aquino (@tierpm) join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss NAB, InfoComm, NSCA, IGNITE, Periscope, Snapchat, and more.  A special shout-out to John Greene (@jgreenesix) for his social media presence regarding tradeshows.  While Christa may have been the only one to see Batman versus Superman, everyone agrees that Deadpool was the […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 6: For the Love of Technology

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Alesia Hendley (@thesmoothfactor) and Joshua Davidson (@dasjoshua) join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss technology, wearables, millennials, content marketing, and their favorite social media platforms. Learn what drew Alesia into the AV industry. Learn which social media platform Joshua considers the “driver’s license of the Internet”. All of these topics and more can be heard […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 5: Eye of the Beholder: Certifications

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Alexis La Broi (@AlexisLaBroi) and Bradford Benn (@BradfordBenn) join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss industry and manufacturer certifications. Alexis discusses how she was inspired at the WIN breakfast at InfoComm15 to pursue her CTS certification. Alexis describes how she started in the rental and staging side of the industry and eventually made her way […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 4: The Geek Girls Are Here!

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Vanessa Folk, PR Manager at GeekGirlCon, Torrey Stenmark, DIY Science at GeekGirlCon, and Richard Prevete (@RichardPrevete), Audio Visual Technician at Compass Group North America, speak with host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss ISE, role models, mentorship, certifications, gaming, comic books, science, and math.  Christa briefly discusses her use of the Shure MV88 microphone while at […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 2: The Drones Have Arrived

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Christina Engh (@missenghwyoming), Chief Operating Officer at UASolutions Group, speaks with host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) about drones, unmanned aircrafts, and Christina’s military experience. They discuss how meteorology and weather forecasting relates to flying aircrafts, FAA rules and regulations, and Christina’s sweet new headphones.  CES 2016 and ISE 2016 are mentioned throughout the show and somehow […]

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Tech Chaos Episode 1: Where’s My Coffee Drone?

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Jane Johnson (@jane_pivot), managing partner of strategic communications at Pivot Communications, and Katye McGregor Bennett (@katyemcgregor), chief strategist at KMB Communications, speak with host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) about the surprise trends of 2015 and the potential trends for 2016. They discuss operating their businesses out of their bat caves and whether drones will be visiting […]

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