April 3, 2018 – Emerging Trends in the Data Center: Aaron Gillespie

Data Strategy’s Aaron Gillespie will be our featured speaker Tuesday April 3rd.
Aaron’s background is in Storage and will be discussing Emerging Trends in the Data Center such as data deduplication, hyper converged systems and future trends of storage media.

Aaron is a musician, playing Trombone weekly and teaching kids band.  His musical interests range anywhere from Arcade Fire to Bob Marley to Jim James.

 

March 27th 2018 – Science of Spirits: Copper & Kings

 

Tuesday March 27th Genius Loves Company favorite Copper & Kings, will be featured discussing “The Science of Spirits”.  Jeremy Irvin will be sharing the technology behind the brandy and maybe a little about his music too.  He is a guitarist and sometimes, bass player.  Copper & Kings family has LOTS of musical talent and we look forward to sharing the stage with them sometime soon!

We  have been loving this brandy ever since we herd Joe’s story.  And again, being a Nikola Tesla freak., when we heard that Copper & Kings brandy was distilled by SOUND in copper kettles … we knew right away that we HAD to meet them.  So next week is yet another dream coming true.  The Crosley Radios Featured Artist Warren Ray, will showcasing his original Tune, “Tangerine Durango” live with The Boxwine Prophets. It’s so good, Copper & Kings is even making a Specialty Drink in the song’s honor: Tangerine Durango.

See you Tuesday 5-8PM!!

March 20th 2018 – Does Music Tech Really Connect? Ancient Astronaut Theorists Say YES!

This Tuesday’s Music Tech Connect is going to feature few extra special guests who represent THE MUSIC TECH CONNECT.  We will have an Applications Architect, a Business Intelligence Data Architect, an Information Security and Infrastructure Architect. I’ve asked them all to bring their instrument.  It will be a round table discussion and a little show and tell, as we explore the theory a little further. Answering the question: Does Music Tech Really Connect?   And why  WE believe this initiative is valuable and worthwhile.

For those who can stay for the Earthtone Showcase, you are in for a HUGE  treat!   Earl Guthrie & The Boxwine Prophets are going to play some great original tunes mixed in with a few covers.  If you like Little Feat, you won’t want to miss this!

If you have friends, co-workers or bosses who are Musicians.  Please invite them to join us this Tuesday night.  For those who don’t know, we are providing opportunities for ALL musicians to get connected. Tuesday Nights at the Levee supports TWO musical groups: Those with corporate careers who love music and those who have chosen music careers over corporate careers.  Every once in a while, the two overlap and it’s truly magical experience.  It’s a melting pot of talent, and an evening that every musician and music LOVER in Greater Louisville should be aware of.

Next week’s Music Tech Connect, Genius Loves Company guest is Joe Heron from Copper & Kings, discussing “The Science of Spirits”.  We  have been loving this brandy ever since we herd Joe’s story.  And again, being a Nikola Tesla freak., when we heard that Copper & Kings brandy was distilled by SOUND in copper kettles … we knew right away that we HAD to meet him.  So next week is yet another dream coming true.  The Featured Earthtone Artist is Warren Ray, showcasing his original Tune, “Tangerine Durango” live with The Boxwine Prophets. It’s so good, Copper & Kings is even making a Specialty Drink in the song’s honor: Tangerine Durango.

See you Tuesday for Music Tech Connect 5-8PM!

 

March 13th 2018 – The Future of Renewable Energy in Technology: Jim Stanway

Jim Stanway is currently the NEO Network Manager at Schneider Electric.  The NEO Network is a collaborative of energy buyers (including data center operators) and renewable energy developers who work to expand the market for renewable energy through increased market intelligence and product development.

I was introduced to Jim through a mutual friend who has a pretty good handle on my freakish obsession with Nikola Tesla, and a dream to give free energy to the world.  While we are not there YET, Jim tells me that we are close to cleaner and cheaper energy, as long as we all continue to do our part.

It always thrills me to discuss the innovations and efforts on sustainability and decreasing our carbon footprint in this world (like the UPS Orion Project).  So when I was introduced to Jim, I jumped on the chance to have him speak at our event.  No power point presentations – Jim’s delivery style is authentic and entertaining.  Oh, and you’ll love his British accent!

After Jim’s talk we’ll share some “cooler sides of brown” from UPSers with a passion in this space.  Kelly Hodges, Managing Director in the High Tech and Industrial/Automotive sectors at UPS  and Justin Middlebrook, a Business Intelligence developer and self described alternative energy geek, member of the Air Region Green Team.

If you’re like me and you want to surround yourself with people who work hard to leave this Earth better than we found it, make sure you mark your calendars for this Tuesday. Together we can all do our part,  knowledge and awareness is the first step!

We’ll be giving away a $50 Gift card to The Levee at 8PM!

See you Tuesday!!

A little more about Jim:  Prior to his role at the NEO he worked for Facebook working within their data center energy and site selection teams evaluating sites,  reviewing infrastructure reliability and pricing and contracting renewable energy. He worked on multiple data center projects in the United States including the project that was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas and internationally in the European Union on the projects that are under construction in Ireland and Denmark.

For 17 years Jim worked for Wal-Mart Stores responsible for and leading energy procurement, energy efficiency and supply chain sustainability. Additionally while at Wal-Mart, managed team that installed the largest distributed renewable power program in the U.S.

He has 27 years of energy industry experience including five years with a deregulated power marketing company, three years with a regulated investor-owned utility and the balance with Wal-Mart Stores, Facebook and Schneider Electric. Jim has contracted for energy in all 50 states and internationally. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and appeared at U.S. Congressional panels regarding energy, climate change and national security.

March 6, 2018 – Augmented/Virtual Reality: Joel Eckert (Big Little Pictures)

Well it’s been a few soggy weeks here in Possibility City – but good news … The Levee is open for business!! Look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday from 5-8PM – we’ll be giving away $50 Gift Card to the Levee at 8PM.

Brown to the Bone will kick off the evening with special guest Brad Jones, COO of BluegrassNet.  He’s a KILLER bass player … check out an impromptu moment a few weeks ago when he joined us onstage for a few songs.  We’ll be doing a whole set as Sean answers the call of duty this week.

We are so excited to introduce you to Joel Eckert of Big Little Pictures! Joel moved to Louisville in January 2006 from the Big Apple to help PowerCreative build and create a team in AR/VR. He did some incredible things in his 10 years at PowerCreative and decided to try his hand as an entrepreneur, and opened Little Big Pictures in 2015.

Joel is also a Musician … which is more proof that our concept of Music Tech is a real thing!!
He says his favorite kind of music is the kind that puts you to sleep! lol. I actually agree with him right now, as I’ve had too many long nights and would enjoy a bit of chill music to slow down.

Check out some of his work done in collaboration with Power Creative and VIA Studio over the last ten years of his career. This reel showcases many of the rad things they made together.

See You Tuesday at The Levee!!!