Being the person in charge of the social media is often time consuming especially when one starts surfing through the web getting caught up in other people's social media. It was a couple of months ago that I found myself caught up in a Tweet from Jelastic. It was basically an invitation to help them find the world's most interesting software developer. And my mind started buzzing with the fact that our Bill Sikkens was a pretty interesting and unusual software programmer with a very wide background of experiences and interests. So I courageously dived in with the notion that my friend should be the most interesting developer in the world! Okay, maybe I am getting carried away here, but he does have a pretty interesting background and knowledge base. So I wrote up a quick submission to Jelastic and warned Bill of my submission for him to be considered. And guess what? He has been named one of the Most Interesting Developers for the month of August. To read their article about him just follow the link below. http://blog.jelastic.com/2014/09/09/meet-william-sikkens-one-of-augusts-most-interesting-developers/ Who knows where this will lead, but it has been good fun while getting caught up in the wave of social media.
If you ever want a truly humbling experience, try reading the CERN COURIER, which is the International Journal of High-Energy Physic produced for CERN by IOP Publishing Ltd. I have browsed through it before only understanding glimpses of what they are discussing. Some articles leave me feeling like a giant blank canvas, but when I do understand a few tidbits, there is a certain strange feeling of accomplishment like I had just survived climbing some high steep cliff. One certainly develops a new appreciation for the people who do truly understand what is written within its pages. So some of you may ask, where or how did I gain access to such a journal of intense technology? Well, you know that technology expert that we are always bragging about…. Bill Sikkens, well, he receives it, and that is because he is a quantum physicist. So all that hubbub about him being an expert isn’t a marketing ploy or drama, it’s real. So he had me read an article from the latest issue of the CERN Courier because it is about technology and the kind of technology that the rest of us regular folks can get excited about. The only problem was after I read it, I wasn’t sure I understood enough to have anything to say. So here’s my take on the article…. Participants at the WAG 2013 meeting basically discussed a massive group effort from labs all over the western hemisphere to study gravity and antimatter. It appears that different facilities can observe different levels or aspects of the study and the scientists have to go through many intricate procedures to create the right environment to be truly sure they are measuring what they
KCBS is the World’s First Broadcasting Station. The station started out as a hobby of scientist Charles Herrold. Herrold and his engineering students scheduled their first programming in 1909 on a 14 watt transmitter in San Jose, a full 12 years before radio licenses were issued. KCBS is also among the most honored radio stations in the United States, winning every major national award for excellence in broadcast journalism. These awards include the Peabody Award, the duPont-Columbia Award, five Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence from the national Radio-TV News Directors Association, the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Crystal Award for public service from the National Association of Broadcasters. It is with great pride that Cumulus Technology will now take part in that long pioneer history of radio technology, and be alongside shows such as 60 Minutes and Face the Nation. KCBS is now 105 years old. The interview will be conducted by 30 year veteran of Northern California Radio, Stan Bunger. To check out the interview tune in at 9:30Am Pacific Time on 740 AM and 106.9 FM in the San Francisco Bay area or listen via the Internet. Just go to the link http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/station/kcbs/ and click the "LISTEN LIVE" button on the right hand side of the website.
Technology Architect, Bill Sikkens who is also the CEO and brilliant programmer of over 20 years for the We Are Technology brand by Cumulus Technology has embarked on a new twist in his rather diverse body of professional experiences. His unique software experience in designing and writing security, medical, and database systems has granted him the necessary expertise to be able answer important questions regarding the nature of technology today. So when he approached local KOH Radio Show Host, Dan Mason, to see if he would be interested in having him on for a second time after a successful interview back in June 2013 in his quest to get the word out about the We Are Technology brand, fortune smiled on Cumulus Technology. Bill received another invitation to join Dan Mason on his show to speak about technology, which has become the beginning of a wonderful series of interviews featuring our very own Bill Sikkens as a voice of technological expertise on several west coast radio shows. Starting with interviews with Dan Mason on KOH Reno, the Book Hound on Fox Radio, Morning News with Steve Leader on KXL Portland, American Matters with Dave Asher, Executive Director of Buy Local Nevada & the Green Business Chamber on Fox Radio, and the latest appearance on Profiles in Business with Chip Evans, Bill has just begun a series of on air appearances which will offer opportunities for the general public to have their technology questions answered on air. If you would like to suggest topics that you would like addressed, please go to the Ask Your Question button on the right hand side of the WeAreTechnology.com website and submit your question. Photo taken during Bill's latest