On a recent Wednesday, JESS3 had a tech presence on both U.S. coasts - TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, CA and TECHcocktail in Washington, DC. Check out a quick rundown of the bicoastal tech event extravaganza.
MTV — the network that has defined the music industry for 30 years teamed up with digital partner JESS3 to give a voice to the people with the inaugural O Music Awards. In celebration of the new ways we all experience and consume music, the awards show was designed to be Open, Ongoing and Online — pressing pause twice a year to recognize and reward fans, artists and technologists.
Wanting to share the great takeaway with the rest of the world, Tech Cocktail’s founders Jen Consalvo and Frank Gruber worked with JESS3 to visualize advice given by the speakers at their Washington DC "Startup Mixology" Conference in the shape of their logo’s signature martini cocktail glass.
JESS3 worked closely with foursquare to build a custom map visualization of Election Day check-ins that access over 108,000 official polling locations thanks to the Voting Information Project (Google x The Pew Center on the States).
JESS3's President and COO Leslie Bradshaw shares a page from our "cookbook" to achieve greatness, a mantra that keeps us focused on bigger, faster, stronger: "You are only as good as your last (project, meeting, shot, deal, call, etc.)"
As JESS3 begins to settle in its new Los Angeles headquarters, The Washington Business Journal announces the void it will leave in its former Washington D.C. home. President, and COO Leslie Bradshaw, along with CEO and Co-Founder Jesse Thomas moved to California in early June. WBJ Reporter Bill Flook writes, "JESS3 is going out West, where the clients are near and the talent is plentiful." Flook continues, "The reasons behind the relocation are predictable. JESS3 works for some big-name tech and media clients." Last year alone, 93% of JESS3's revenue came solely from their West Coast clients. As Bradshaw states in the article, "It’s just nice to be a little bit closer to the clients we serve."
JESS3 CEO and Founder, Jesse Thomas, had the chance to interview the Community Manager at Skillshare, a new startup focusing on education and sharing skills. Danya Cheskis-Gold gives insight into the philosophy behind Skillshare, and why and how people should use it. Alternative learning options like Skillshare are on the rise to supplement, or even replace, traditional education.
The Mind of a Freelancer Infographic sees frontpage coverage from our friends over at Mashable. The infographic both celebrates and informs others about the freelance lifestyle, detailing the numerous benefits of being your own boss, but also illustrating some of the pitfalls. As Allegra Tepper writes in the Mashable article, "The study however concluded that overall, freelancers seem pretty happy with the career move." Another notable mention in the article as a reflection of the Mind of a Freelancer infographic was the longer a person freelances, the happier they are with the decision.