In 2008, I read both of Jeffery Zeldman’s Designing with Web Standards. Zeldman's books changed the course of my career. At Elon, I began my journey in the field of interactive media. I read everything I could and with that knowledge I tested new ideas and explored cutting-edge technology.
After attending the SXSW Interactive Conference in 2010, I knew when I returned to Elon I had to figure out a way to get the students involved. To that end, I wrote a proposal and pitched the “SXSW Student Competition." There were two driving factors:
While working in the iMedia program, I pursued my passion for technology. I was able to experiment with cutting-edge software and hardware. I assisted students and lead many multimedia projects for the iMedia program.