24Notion Goes Bicoastal

It was a busy week of panels, tweets, and excitement for 24Notion and CEO Ivo Lukas last week.  From the east coast to the west coast, 24Notion was making their presence known in the Sizzling Miami Tweet up in the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami and the Girls in Tech Career Expo in the foggy city of San Francisco.

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View of Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL

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In Miami, 24Notion started the week off right as a sponsor of the hottest celebration of social gathering and social media.  And it was not only Miami residents that joined in the fun – the #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp went virtual with tweets, statuses, and posts from all over the nation.  Check out the conversation here.  Keep your eyes open for some of the influential leaders that flocked to the sunny city to support the night of tweet up:

@2MorrowKnight @Mo_Miami @AnnTran_ @isazapata @MomsofAmerica @OurTownMagazine @SteveAkinsSEO @TheOnlineMom

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And of course, make sure to check out @24Notion’s presence at the Tweet-Up along with @MsSonicFlare.  Overall, the night was a huge success with our little social media hearts beating fast.

As if that was not enough, 24notion’s trusted leader, Ivo Lukas, took a quick jump across our grand nation and ended up in San Francisco, as a feature for the Girls in Tech Panel Discussion on Landing the Perfect Job – and Keeping it.  The panel discussion included females who have longed proved that they know what they are doing in the career world.  Lukas and Girls in Tech were joined with leaders in Microsoft, Facebook and Anita Borg Institute.

Ivo Lukas + the ladies of Microsoft, Facebook, & Anita Borg Institute

Ivo Lukas + the ladies of Microsoft, Facebook, & Anita Borg Institute

The event hosted 350 eager attendees who gained ‘how tos’ on writing a resume, social networking, and maneuvering in the technology field sector.  The event also touched based on some common interview mishaps and inspired women of all ages that their qualities and skills can land them the perfect job with a few helpful tips.

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Lukas was honored to be a part of such a crucial and influential panel discussion – proud that Girls in Tech are taking the steps needed to begin to close the gender gap that reigns in STEM careers.

In the end, 24Notion’s bicoastal adventures were a huge success — receiving lots of love from both coasts.  Check back soon to see what is thrown our way next.  One thing is for sure — it does not look like we are slowing down!

We hope you all had a happy and sunny fourth with lots of food, family, and fun.

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RECAP: THE BEST OF SXSW 2012

Awesome team at 24Notion + Awesome clients = successful SXSW

IMG04314-20120311-1113-Over 26,000(interactive) attended SXSW this year. We haven’t even added the film and music attendance just yet. We were looking for sunshine in Austin and finally got them! Yeehaaa

-Sunbathing between Hilton and the convention registration lounge was relaxing

IMG04329-20120311-1356-At StartUp America:  we were greeted by Kathleen Warner

-We get a chance to watched Jesse moderate the Good Morning Startup Village with Tony Hsieh of Zappos and others. Plus scored a free book!

-We hung out a couple times at the #alutrend lounge (alcatel lucent). Hey, we didn’t get to win the camera.  since I sucked in haiku creation…. oh well. Thanks for the amazing drinks/food throughout the day! shout out to the mohawk’s guy!

-The bar downstairs’ at Hilton has been our daily hangout to reconvene with our team to chill out

IMG04353-20120311-1531-24Notion team had a blast helping out our clients and succeeded over the 5 days period of SXSW: SXSW Music & Interactive (sessions/panel/events and in between campaigns pushed)

-Thanks to Webcitygirls, @Ponderful totally rocks it with our fab 1:1, Ivo Lukas’ interview @MsSonicFlare and to read article

Great list of our attended sessions/party and list of bands that we’ve seen:

-Startup Village sessions were good

-Convergence/future of work/emerging/social networks were must see attended

-Interactive opening party was fun

IMG04328-20120311-1351-Accelerating killer LatAm startups were insightful

IMG04303-20120311-1025-Digital sports session was a full house session

-Gaming/tech/design were quite ok as an overall theme

-Salon C on Sunday topic: Everybody’s a bloody entrepreneur or are they? @Gitweet united were awesome rockin’ panel! Thanks for everyone who came and supported us!

-Interactive + film fusion party/block party/ interactive awards pre-party presented by HP was a blast

-Music: Dry the River –shallow bed rocking in at spotify house

-Music: Charli XCX, Fiona apple, Jackmaster DJ, Santigold and Valerie Poxleitner were jammin’ it!

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IMG04306-20120311-1032Check out winners of 2012 SXSW Interactive Awards

Get the most out of SXSW next year:

-Plan your week ahead of time

-Mingle /Network/hangout/drink booze/eat/repeat them!

-Go to (at least) 1 session/day

-Go to 1 event to party per night

-Don’t forget to download the apps to pre-plan your day/night!

Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us @24Notion & @MsSonicFlare to get your fun swags and join our conversation

Happy New Year- Ring in 2012 with us

Welcome to 2012. We hope that you all enjoyed your holidays and had a wonderful and happy New Years celebration. We(@24Notion) definitely enjoyed our time off. We are happy to be back to get 2012 a head start!

We’ve done quite a milestone and accomplishment in 2011. One of the pivotal key on our milestone is the increase on our philanthropic effort. See release here Our total contribution in 2010-2011 rounded up to $186K( 20% increase from 2009-2010). btw, thanks to our rock star founder, Ivo Lukas, continued to support this cause.

This year, we will continue to branch out to make a difference in the global communities effort(charities/nonprofit organizations). Stay tuned for 2012 success story to come.

We’ve been busy on 2011, growing our agency as a whole. Check out our partial case studies(if you need to see full case studies, simply drop an email to: info@24Notion.tv).  Our branded entertainment & lifestyle effort has been growing tremendously(see below). From Fashion Week to American Country Awards; we’ve had a blast along the way(while giving back to the global charities). Simply put, our goal is to inspire one person at a time…

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Interested in learning more about 24Notion, check out our site, follow us on facebook.com/24Notion and tweet with us @24Notion

Gender Diversity is important in Computing – STEM

On May 23-25, 2011, The National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT) hosted an amazing and successful conference in NYC: Women and IT practices and ideas to revolutionize computing.

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#NCWITSUMMIT 2011- comprised of three days of practices, workshops, ideas, research, inspiration, conversations, and innovation. Learn from noted experts and voices in the fields of computing, innovation, and diversity; share perspectives with other practitioners; and celebrate the achievements of girls and women in IT.

Key Facts about the status of Women in Information Technology:

  1. In 2009, starting and median salaries for computing degrees were among the top 10.
  2. In 2007, a woman typically earned $0.78 to every $1.00 a man earned. On the other hand, Census data also suggest that women who work in computing-related occupations are better off, with a median income that is 86% of men’s median earnings.
  3. More than 60% of the 1.5 million students surveyed who reported no high-school computer coursework or experience at all were girls. In spite of these distressing numbers, recent data give some reason for optimism: Girls’ representation among students with programming experience has increased four percentage points since 2005.
  4. Although the percentage of students reporting no computing experience or coursework has increased gradually in the past decade, girls’ representation among students with computer programming experience has also been on the rise.
  5. From 2000 to 2009, women comprised 55% to 58% of the overall professional workforce. Women’s representation in life, physical and social sciences and among physicians and surgeons increased between 2000 and 2009. Meanwhile, the percentage of women in computing related occupations declined between 2000 and 2009, with the exception of 2008 to 2009, when the proportion of women held steady.
  6. Why Women Leave the Workplace: Research shows that five primary barriers often lead women to leave the technical workplace. These barriers to gender diversity are unconscious bias, isolation, supervisory relationships, promotion processes, and competing life responsibilities.
  7. Women Tech Entrepreneurs a Minority, but Successful: In 2009, firms that were majority-owned by women accounted for 40% of all private companies in the U.S.54 Estimates of the percentage of start-ups majority-owned by women hover around 8%.
  8. Female and Male Company Founders Share Similar Characteristics: In a study that used a stratified random sample of technical entrepreneurial firms, wherein 8% of founders were women, findings suggest that men and women founders share many characteristics. These successful entrepreneurs were similar in almost every respect, with only a few statistically significant differences.
  9. Women were more likely than men to express concern about protecting their company’s intellectual capital, to consider their own prior experience important to their success, or to consider encouragement by a co-founder important to their success. Men were more likely than women to feel pressured to be the primary family breadwinner.
  10. Open Source Lacks Gender Diversity: While women’s representation in computing is low in general, it is even lower in open source computing — only 1.5% of all Open Source Software (OSS) developers are women. Research about the participation of women in open source is just beginning, but there is anecdotal evidence that the open source community is less than welcoming to women. This may mean women are missing opportunities to make important professional connections, contribute to new software, and hone their coding skills.

5756392026_62ccc13ea6Learn more about these key facts: NCWIT Scorecard

Learn more about NCWITSummit |  Photos from the Summit | Digital photobooth @ #innovator Symons Award #MTV HQ |   Media/Press release of the Summit  |   Follow and tweet up @NCWIT #NCWITSUMMIT

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Fun time with NCWIT peeps; had a blast! Also, Special thanks to all of the Press/media/bloggers who attended the summit! #UROCK -  we <3 U!

For Press/media relations for NCWIT contact: 24Notion- Ivo Lukas

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Glamouflage shadow boxes of great visual merchandising- at WWD MAGIC

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