Thursday, February 7, 2008

Join me on ooVoo

On February 13 at 8pm CST, I'm going to be participating in a series of 6-way video conversations with Dave Made That readers, Two Boobs and a Baby listeners, and folks who dig what I do, using ooVoo.

My ooVoo Day With is a week-long experiment in blogger to fan interaction. Rock star bloggers from across the 'sphere will host interactive conversations on hot topics, facilitated by the multi-person video chat technology from our friends at ooVoo. Get face-to-face with your favorites and move beyond the post-comment-post world.

If you'd like to check it out and "meet" me and each other, go to and register today. There are only 40 places available.

Besides getting to know one another, I would love to chat to you about new media marketing, social networking, organizing podcamps and barcamps, my recent blog posts or podcast episodes, and/or whatever is on your mind!

I hope to see you Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm CST (that's 9pm EST). Please don't be shy, sign up today to reserve your spot. I'm looking forward to chatting with you live.


Monday, January 7, 2008

What I'm up to

Hi. Thanks for dropping by. Obviously, I'm not posting to New Media Nashville as often as I have in the past. In fact, I'm really only using Dave Made That as "Dave H.Q." now.

You can see some of my latest blog posts below. Please drop by and say hello.

Dave's Latest Blog Posts


Saturday, December 1, 2007

Join the first Nashville Geek Breakfast

Nashville Geek Breakfast

After a great response from my initial tweet about interest in a geek meetup over breakfast in Nashville, I've created a Facebook Event. Geek Breakfasts have been popping up in many cities lately, so why can't we do the same right here in Nashvegas?

Geek Breakfast is not about drinking beer first thing in the day, it's about getting together with like-minded folks over bacon, eggs and plenty of coffee. It's an opportunity to meet other people who are interested in all things geeky. Topics will likely include: blogging, podcasting, new media marketing, open source, programming, un-conferences, social networking, design, tech careers, and a series of tubes.

You should come along! Bring a friend or come alone. Bring your wallets, cause breakfast ain't free ya know?

Date, time and location is here: Please be sure to RSVP, so I know how much room we'll need. You'll need to be logged in to Facebook to RSVP.

See you there!

[tags]Nashville Geek Breakfast, Nashville events, Nashville new media[/tags]


I want to let you know that Luke hosts BNAGeek MeetUps in Nashville. You should check too.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Are you a PHP and Javascript junkie? It's time you met Emma.

PHP Developers - PHP & Javascript
Entry, Mid-Level & Senior Positions Available

Emma is looking for a talented software developer to join one of the most interesting and unique technology companies around. Emma ( is a Web-based service that helps organizations everywhere create, send and track stylish email newsletters and campaigns. We currently work with more than 3,000 organizations and 7,000 total clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., and we're growing quickly.

This is a development role that will work closely with our director of product development (known in these parts as Kim) and her team on a variety of challenging projects. It's a fast-paced environment that offers exposure to the some of the most innovative open-source development in the country, making it a terrific experience for a developer with aspirations. While we aren't looking for 10 years of experience, we are looking for a solid foundation in application development and an ability (and desire) to learn new things quickly.

The Absolute Must Haves:

* Experience building applications in PHP 4 (object oriented)
* Familiarity with Linux, CVS, SQL, HTML, Javascript

Things That Would Also Be Nice:

* PostgreSQL 7.4-8.*
* Web Services (REST or SOAP)
* Python or PHP 5

Emma offers competitive salaries, a health plan, 401(k), and a culture that's open, creative, and cubicle-free. This job is based in Nashville, the start date is flexible, and relocation is possible for the right candidate.

Now go apply already.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Graphic Designer position available

I was just sent this position available from a friend with the Tractor Supply Company. If you think you're the person for the position, follow the details below to apply or to inquire.

Good luck,


Graphic Designer

Dept: Marketing/Advertising

Status: Salaried

Job Purpose:

The Graphic Designer is responsible for designing projects for Tractor Supply
Company’s media.

Primary Duties: 1 - 2

• Designs and produces:
o Direct Mail
Builds brand through layout and creation.
Carries message and purpose throughout.
o Print Central projects.
Prepares projects being designed or produced through Tractor Supply
Company while working with the Production and Creative manager.
o Special projects
Designs and produces while protecting the brand including
point of purchase, logos, etc.
Checks the press when needed.
Works with outside copywriters and vendors when required.
o Product brochures.
Develops TSC brochures while researching and working with
the buyers.
Chooses photography based on need.
Designs and produces a range of sizes and formats based on needs
and time within the brand.
o Circular design, bluebook catalog and signing for stores.
o Electronic media – including but limited to projects associated with
o Other assigned media.

• Establishes and manages relationships with internal/external graphic support service

• Supports Creative Manager.
o Takes direction and helps with all projects being designed and printed.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not
intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Primary Duties as documented in this job description are considered “Essential Functions” and have been created by
the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The standards of the Americans with
Disabilities Act (1990) require that employees be able to perform “Essential Functions” of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the “Essential Functions”.

Graphic Designer
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Secondary Duties:
• Photo shoot experience on select projects.

• Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor.

Education and Experience:

High school education; 2-5 years related experience; any suitable combination of
education and experience will be considered.

Essential Skills:

• Knowledge and proficiency of Macintosh-based software, including InDesign and
QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.
• Demonstrate strong problem solving, communication, organizational, and
multi-tasking skills.
• Ability to work independently, positively handle conflict, and work in a fast paced
• Display detail-oriented approach to work.
• Ability in Microsoft Office products and Windows is a plus.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

Individuals in this position will encounter ambient room temperatures, lighting, and
traditional office equipment as found in any typical office environment. Individuals may
need to sit at a desk or table for long periods of time; to speak clearly and carefully listen
to customers; to reach over shoulder heights; crouch or stoop below the waist; repetitive
wrist, hand, or finger movement; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds; and lifting as
required to file documents or store materials during the workday.

Interested? You will find Job Posting Applications on The Mule under Human
Resources > Career Opportunities. Print out an application and email
or fax it to:

Donna Daugherty at the Store Support Center.
(615) 277-4258 Fax

Monday, October 8, 2007

Nashville geeks, piano rockers, nacho eaters unite!

Big meet up tonight in Nashville with Cali Lewis from Geek Brief TV. Drop by here for details: