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Created on 2022 

Community Focus:

Makers and Nerds interested in making money with their hobby.

Description:

When I decided to create a gift for my brother's birthday, I wanted to make  something special for him. Knowing he is a big fan of Spaceballs (as I am), I created a Spaceballs Dark Helmet collectible using a 3D printer and an Adafruit SoundFX board.  On the press of a button, it played random Dark Helmet movie quotes.  OMG I was so excited about discovering micro controllers, electronics, 3D printing, painting, C programming and much more!  I found my new hobby!  My journey into the maker community began!  But I noticed that makers are great at making stuff, but don't know how to monetize it. That's where the idea for Makers and Nerds started.  I want to help people make some money (or a living if possible) with their hobby and passion.

Headless { Creator }

Created on 2020  |  Acquired on 2022  |  Acquired by: Uniform Systems

Community Focus:

Headless CMS Admins, Developers and Authors

Description:

I discovered headless technologies, specifically, Contentful, and became a huge fan of headless CMS, content architecting and content modeling. I created various content courses around that to attract developers, administrators and authors.  The site quickly grew into what it is today, THE place to learn all about Content Modeling and Headless CMS technologies (focused on CMS's).

For more information about the acquisition, check out the video announcement, read the press release or read this story on CMS Wire.

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How To Create VR

Created on 2017  |  Acquired on 2019  |  Acquired by Humaneyes Technologies

Community Focus:

Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

Description:

As a VR and AR evangelist and creator of 360 and VR since November of 2017, I'm a huge believer of immersive technology and its future in our lives. I wanted to have a place where I could learn how to create VR taught by industry professionals, so I decided to create HowToCreateVR.com in November of 2018. Since then, it has become THE place to watch tutorials on how to create Virtual (and Augmented) Reality taught by industry professionals. You can also listen to weekly interviews with industry insiders and creators, attend live VR events in AltspaceVR and watch free live webinars, all focused on immersive technologies. In September 2019, How To Create VR was acquired by Humaneyes Technologies.​

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Filmmaking Webinars

Created on 2009  |  Acquired on 2012  |  Acquired by Moviola

Community Focus:

Filmmakers & Videographers

Description:

As the founder and creator of FilmmakingWebinars.com, I designed, produced, edited and delivered hundreds of online webinars focused on filmmakers on a weekly basis. I grew the site to 22,000 viewers, at which point, it was acquired by Moviola. Finally, I managed the acquisition of Filmmaking Webinars with Moviola and oversaw the integration of it into Moviola’s infrastructure.​

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Pixel Heads Network

Created on 2008  |  Acquired on 2008  |  Acquired by ProMAX Systems

Community Focus:

Digital Media Creators

Description:

As the founder and creator of PixelHeadsNetwork.com, I designed, produced, recorded, edited and delivered hundreds of audio podcasts on a weekly basis focused on media creators. Grew the site to over 8,000 listeners, at which point, the website was acquired by ProMAX Systems. Finally, I managed the acquisition of Pixel Heads Network with ProMAX Systems and oversaw the integration of it into ProMAX Systems’ infrastructure.​

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My Internet Desktop

Created on 1999  |  Acquired on 2000  |  Acquired by Internet Appliance Network

Community Focus:

New Internet Business Users

Description:

During the "Dot Com" era, I created a website called MyInternetDesktop.com, which allowed users to manage their life on the Web. The site offered an API which allowed developers to create apps that ran inside My Internet Desktop. Grew the site to thousands of users, at which point, it was acquired by Internet Appliance Network. I then managed both the acquisition of the site and the post-acquisition integration of the site into IAN’s infrastructure.

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Indie Comics Tracker

Created on 2014  |  Closed on 2016

Community Focus:

Indie Comic Creators & Readers

Description:

Indie Comics Tracker allowed you to discover paid and free indie comics from all over the world in various languages.  Users could purchase them, download free issues, read sample issues, easily manage their comic book collection and get notified when new issues came out.