Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Accenture stage, Tuesday 10/4, 2-3 pm!

Boca Mundial starring Alexa Morales

My band Boca Mundial plays the Dreamforce Accenture stage this coming Tuesday, October 4 from 2-3 pm! This marks the first time I’ll both attend the conference as press while also playing the massive event, which brings half a million people or more to San Francisco every fall, as a musician! Looking forward to a great hit with Colin …

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Covering JavaOne 2016 at Oracle Open World for Forbes

This week, I've been covering the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, which is colocated with Oracle Open World (Oracle bought Sun for both its hardware and software language in 2009). It's been a balmy week meeting extremely nice people, enjoying great Moscone Center hospitality, listening to great live music and being inspired by robots, kids, Mars …

Covering ASCAP EXPO! Highlights: Bill Withers, Ingrid Michaelson, TuneCore and more!

2015 ASCAP EXPO Billboard

This is where being a musician AND a writer comes in handy! Got my press pass to cover #ASCAPEXPO! Stay tuned, and read on for more information about the upcoming conference! Looking forward to including music tech news from the Expo exhibitors in this space. Music highlights: Aloe Blacc to Interview Legendary Bill Withers! Chart-topping Songwriters …

SD Times: Apps find new ways to spark interest in music

Forget what you’ve heard about the music business. While it may be hard to feed a family of four on gigs, the market for musical gear and education is exploding. In 2014, new instruments and apps for learning how to play them are taking advantage of software and embedded technology. Take the fantastical circular keyboard …

Dreamforce: Finding meaning in Salesforce’s success

Some tech companies manage to transcend technology. Under Steve Jobs, Apple defined itself as a purveyor of beautiful devices for artists and renegades. Under Marc Benioff, Salesforce is defining itself as a San Francisco-centric cultural force. His company’s annual Dreamforce conference, which this year hosted 140,000 attendees, celebrated SaaS, live music, philanthropic action, self-improvement, data …

Wearables DevCon: Thought-reading and other reasons why the future will be freaky!

Since wearable computing devices such as FitBit, Jawbone and others are in the news these days, last week I crossed the bay to attend BZ Media's first-ever Wearables DevCon in Burlingame. The small conference had an informal feel and a small group of exhibitors, but I came away with a sense that the potential for …

SD Times: APIs are delivering on their promise

MailChimp is one email marketing firm that makes the developer experience magic.

Here's my latest piece for SD Times: October 3, 2012 —  (Page 1 of 6) If you believe a recent report from analysis firm Gartner, in just two years, we’ll be overrun by citizen developers (normal, untrained computer users) building 25% of new business applications. A major facilitator for these newbies? Some have posited that cloud-based …