Hi, I’m davidconell.
I’m married, have two kids and live in the world’s greatest planned community. To make money, I serve as the director of digital marketing for Ocean Conservancy.
Most recently, I made money as an associate director of digital media for strategic communications at The Nature Conservancy, which is a long way of saying I set the web strategy for a fairly big part of the organization (but not all of it).
Before that, I was a web editor for the American Society of Landscape Architects, where I wrote and edited their email newsletter, created their blog, recorded some podcasts with well-known landscape architects, managed their website, took late-night calls about server outages and dealt with pretty much anything having to do with the www dots. ASLA has a cool green roof, which you should really check out.
I learned the ways of the force and fell in love with Apple products while working for Advisor Today magazine. In 2001, the magazine needed a website, so I teamed with a designer and a developer to make one. We ran it for a while and won some awards. I made a little money doing this as well.
During some of the time I was with Advisor Today, I went to American University, earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction and wrote a short story cycle/novella. No, it has not been published, but someday I’d like to self-publish it for my family and friends. I didn’t make any money doing this.
In a former life I was a reporter for some veryscary publications – some of which are now defunct. These jobs pretty well sucked, but I met my wife while doing them so it all worked out in the end.
I claim Danville, Pennsylvania as my hometown, because it’s where my heart lies. I attended Dickinson College, which is an amazing place that I didn’t appreciate nearly enough while I was there.
If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be Duck, North Carolina; Chamonix, France; or Caherdaniel, County Kerry. If you’re reading this sentence and just got choked up a little, you know who you are.
If you’re into brewing or drinking good beer — one of the thousands of craft-brewed beers now available in this great county of ours — than these two short films are for you.
In the first, ”The Art and Science of Beer,” from The University of California, Charlie “The Pope of Foam” Bamforth, the head of Malting and Brewing Science at UC Davis, explaining beer-making. In the second, “Craft Beer – a Hopumentary,” from filmmaker Jeremy WIlliams, craft-brewers and home-brewers explain how they came to find the joy making great beer.
With the senior Men’s National Team looking for scoring power in the Hexagonal, and beyond, the left-footed Villareal could become an attractive option for Jurgen Klinsmann. Villareal could sit in a slot behind Jose Altidore, running off target forward for scoring opportunities. A clear talent, Villareal should at the very least get a look in this summer’s Gold Cup.
Best news of all: Villareal is a Homegrown signing for the Galaxy who rose quickly through the club’s youth system. Although still in its infancy, VIllareal, along with the likes of DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, demonstrate the talent MLS youth systems will hopefully be producing in the coming years.
This is a great way to force folks to think of mobile and understand why it’s important to site development. We till spend 90 percent of our workday in front of laptops and desktops — often connected to large and beautiful monitors. While this is great for productivity, I’m afraid it causes a bit of mobile blindness.
Only 100 were printed and they’re available (signed and numbered) for a pretty reasonable $100. Let’s hope this is something US Soccer will be doing going forward for home qualifiers. With matches coming up in Seattle, Salt Lake, Columbus and Kansas City, we could see some really nice prints.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really talented people throughout my career — including now that I’m at the Urban Institute. My colleague Tim Meko, our infographics specialist, put together the graphic below for the Catholic News Service to explain the Papal Conclave. Even better, he put together this “making of” time-lapse video by taking a screen capture every two seconds while working on the project.
What you’re looking at here is 22.5 hours of work, spread over nearly two weeks. Watch it and see if we can get Tim over 1,000 views.
Tim Meko’s conclave infographic for the Catholic News Service.