It’s been a whirlwind of a week in Boston and I’ve returned to Stanton Street with sore feet, a bag full of tchotchkes and many wicked cool ideas. The INBOUND 2016 conference had over 19K in attendance soaking up inspirational talks, educational breakout sessions, and opportunities to network with like-minded individuals from around the world.
My personal schedule included sessions on web design, sales & marketing, legal contracts, social media and most importantly… lunch. No joke peeps, my schedule was jam packed but I loved every minute of it.
Many of the underlying themes focused on the evolution of content consumption and how we are living in “Mark Zuckerberg’s World.” Attitudes toward social media have shifted and segmented making it harder to reach our target audiences. We must learn how to add value to the experience instead of extracting from it.
Topics ranged from marketing to consumers within a social media structure to reforming your communication through personalization. Website sessions included insights on providing a seamless journey for your users focusing on testing, data, and collaboration with clients.
Attitudes towards how we sell our products have also changed. People no longer want the hard sell or the cold call. They want quality, dependability, and knowledge. In addition, they want a “test drive” and the ability to customize or control their journey.
We were also given sets of tools to help us in our prospective businesses, many of which I’m hoping we can roll out to the El Paso market. I’m very excited to see the great things we can accomplish and I’m hoping you’ll come on this voyage with us.
Would you like to pick my brain? Know more about all of the goodies? Give me a call, we’ll do lunch.
Do you have mad coding skills?
Do you have a sick ability to crush deadlines?
Are you a Foosball expert?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions we might be looking for you. Stanton Street is looking to hire a web developer with mad coding and troubleshooting skills. No negative attitudes or big egos need apply. We prefer a friendly positive work environment. If you think it has what it takes check out this job description and apply here!
May the force be with you!
Sara started her journey with Stanton Street by following her heart and the yellow brick road. She threw stereotypes out the window as a little girl when she decided that she wanted to code her life away and make websites her passion. She didn’t let her love for pasta or frequent trips to Johnny Carinos get in the way when she was working toward her degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Before Sara joined our team of top notch performers she was hanging out with Lockheed Martin and Cimarron Software Services whom at the time were working under a NASA contract! Needless to say we cheered hip hip array when we found each other. Sara isn’t just about the behind the scenes of web site making she also enjoys typography, and kicking butt doing DIY Projects.
Sara isn’t a regular web developer, she’s a cool developer, and loves tackling challenges with a belly full of carbs and a face full of contour. Shopping, makeup and user interface design are on her list of things she loves. In her spare time you can catch her hanging with her 3 nieces and nephew, watching YouTube, eating spicy food, and watching The Wizard of Oz. Don’t be fooled by skills that she’s got she’s still Sara from the block.
Adrian began his journey to Stanton Street when he was a mere padawan. At the age of 14 years old, he started his college career obtaining an Associates degree within two years. He then enrolled at UTEP during his senior year in high school. Feeling an awakening in the force, we snagged Adrian as soon as he stepped off the graduation stage with his Computer Science degree still clenched in his hand.
Before coming to Stanton Street, Adrian was a pizza master, a math tutor, and Programmer/Research Assistant at UTEP. As if that wasn’t enough, he also had an internship with the Drug Enforcement Administration giving “overachiever” a whole new meaning.
During his spare time Adrian enjoys hanging with friends, watching soccer and painting his face green and silver on Philadephia Eagles game days. He also meticulously schedules his weekly meals to include the following: at least two servings of hot wings, six legitimate tacos, and one platter of seafood. Other hobbies include playing video games, buying everything Apple, and as you may have guessed – consuming everything Star Wars.
If it’s been a while since you’ve checked in with us, you might have noticed that we have some new people around our office and answering our telephones. While we miss our old employees, we thought we would bring you up to speed on who the new peeps are.
Mason Sales is also a web developer here at Stanton Street. Before coming to us he had already started his own creative agency, worked as a freelance developer/designer and served as a web master for various firms across town. He’s also a founding member of the Texas Trost Society working to preserve various historical buildings in downtown El Paso. Mason can drink his weight in energy drinks, enjoys wearing flip flops with jeans and can code some of the best websites you’ve ever seen.
Eileen Lozano is our new office manager and probably a familiar face if your Mac or iPhone was giving you issues. Not familiar yet? Give us a call and maybe you’ll recognize her voice since she’s also a deejay at RiosRadio hosting her very own show! Born and raised in Chucotown, Eileen’s always got the deets on the best local places to eat, hang and well… “where not be seen at.”
We look forward to our clients getting to know our latest additions and appreciating the reasons why they’re part of our kick-ass team!
P.S Are you looking to be apart of our fun and fancy free team here at Stanton Street? You’re in luck because we are looking for a kick-ass web developer that is ready to take the wheel! So if you think you have what it takes, make sure you send us your resume.
Tony Casas has managed to snag a brand spanking new position here at Stanton Street Technology. I give you our new Director of Design and Production. Tony will represent and guide our kick-butt development team, he will set the pace, path and standards for all production activities. He will work closely with the production department , project manager and client services to ensure our projects meet specified requirements, timelines and budgets.
Since Tony has been designing things graphically since he was seventeen and has developed too many sites to count over the last 7.5 years he was an obvious choice. Tony brings his quick wit, eye for design, and a huge smile to work with him everyday. We are oh so very lucky to have him as a part of our team and can’t wait to you to flourish in your new position. Congratulations Mr. Casas, Cheers to you!
Who knew the day would come when we’d have to say farewell to our Legendary Lead Developer and Ranch Flavored Corn Nuts Fanatic, Simeon Williams. Ten years ago, a young developer strutted into Stanton Street with dreams of world domination. Today, he leaves our company for the big city.
As we each rifle through Simeon’s old desk, we’d each like to extend some well wishes to him:
“Good riddance. Just kidding. I will make others cower in fear with my powerful throw; but it will be tough to find someone who can match your skill in the world of coding. You will be greatly missed!” – Amy
“Keep it real dawg.” – Mason
“I’ll miss the ‘Bring Your Kids to Work’ days. Your boys are so adorable mostly because they have such a patient and loving dad!” – Karen
“Simeon was (and still is!) a great developer and will be very missed here at Stanton Street. His shoes will take massive feet to fill.” – Chris
“I wanna wish that crazy kid the best of luck. I’m sorry we didn’t get to know each other better, but I hope you kick ass at your new job. P.S. Great beard.” – Eileen
“Thank you for over 10 years of dedication to our company and surviving! Best wishes on your future endeavors.”- Brian
“May you live long and have many goats. ¡Buena Suerte SWIL!” – Naomi
The lovely Naomi Dhillon, Account Executive/ Project Manager
I think there were a group of young philosophers that once said, “Thank God it’s Friday night and I
just-just-just-just-juuuuuuust got paid
(money, money, money, money…)” -N’SYNC
This is Mason he’s our Goth Princess and Full Time Dev
This is our fearless leader, Brian. We are still trying to deal with all his swag.
Every once in a while a company welcomes a new employee or two but the announcement of a change in ownership is definitely big news. At the beginning of the year, Amy O’Rourke took over as owner and president of Stanton Street. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because her husband is Beto O’Rourke, former owner of the company.
So who is this new presence over at our office? Well, a little background on Amy. She lived the ranch life outside of Santa Fe prior to heading out east to pursue a B.A. from Williams College in Massachusetts. Amy majored in Psychology and received a certificate of concentration in Spanish before moving to Guatemala City for a year to teach kindergarten at the Colegio Americano de Guatemala. While she lived there she traveled extensively throughout Central America.
When Amy left Guatemala in August of 2004, she came to El Paso where her family was already residing. Shortly after her arrival, Amy met Beto and also began teaching first and second grade at El Paso Country Day School. In September of 2005, Amy and Beto married.
A few months before getting married, Amy began working with Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, a non-profit organization in South El Paso. Amy worked at La Fe for seven years and helped start and direct the La Fe Preparatory School, a dual language charter school in the Segundo Barrio. Amy’s background includes work with various civic and non-profit boards with positions as: Co-Chair of the Paso del Norte Education Committee, Co-Chair of PDN Connect, member of UTEP College of Education Advisory Board, board member of the University Medical Center Foundation of El Paso and more.
Amy and Beto have three children: Ulysses – 6, Molly – 4 and Henry – 2.