Emily Chang Invited to Judge TWS2010

Emily Chang will be one of the nineteen judges for TWS2010, Israel’s official dotcom competition for web and mobile startups. The winning startups will be chosen by a review board made of leading technology and Internet figures from Israel and abroad, including Ron Conway, Christine Herron, Deb Shultz and others.

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Emily Chang Nominated for the 2009 National Design Awards

Ideacodes co-founder Emily Chang has been nominated for the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2009 program for excellence in Interaction Design. This is the first year that they will be giving an award in Interaction Design.  The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum ten years ago to honor the best in American design. “First launched at the White House Millennium Council in 2000, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. To qualify for the awards, you must be nominated by one or more members of a distinguished nominating committee, comprised of more than 2500 leading American architects, designers, educators, journalists, authors, filmmakers and other professionals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.” You can learn more at last year’s 2008 National Design Awards site.

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Female Bloggers

I wanted to take a moment and thank the following bloggers and sites for including me in their recent lists of top/favorite female bloggers. I don’t tend to pay the most attention to lists and rankings. There’s always deserving people that don’t get included and the general nature of lists is subjective. That said, I appreciate the recognition, the time it took to put together these lists, and I’m honored to be included among many of my own favorite female bloggers. It’s a good reminder of what blogging is all about – sharing your own voice and ideas, whether it’s to an audience of ten or ten million.

NxE’s Fifty Most Influential Female Bloggers by NorthxEast, July 10, 2008

BlogHer: Who Are Your Favorite Women Bloggers? by Marshall Kirkpatrick on ReadWriteWeb, July 18th, 2008

Women in Technology by Orli Yakuel on Go2Web20.net, July 20th, 2008

The Most Powerful Female Bloggers on FriendFeed by Svetlana Gladkova, July 26th, 2008

Women in Technology – 50 Powerful Females listed by Marjolein Hoekstra

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Emily Chang Cited Among The 50 Most Influential Individuals in Silicon Valley

Emily Chang, designer and co-founder of Ideacodes, has been included in NowPublic’s 50 Most Influential Individuals in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. “The Index is a detailed (and transparent) barometer of who’s voices are most heard in the digital landscape as new channels – Twitter, Facebook, Flick, YouTube and the like – transform how media is created and spread.”

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Emily Chang and the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Ideacodes co-founder, Emily Chang, has been invited to be a judge for the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The awards “honor talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Reflecting the growth in the interactive design field and the importance of the integration between design and development, Adobe has added several new categories in three media areas: Interactive Media, Motion Media, and Traditional Media.”

Emily is pleased to join this year’s prestigious group of design experts, including Joshua Davis from Joshua Davis Studios, David Gensler from Keystone Design Union, Eric John from Forum Nokia, Adrian Johnson from Adrian Johnson Ltd., Maya Kopytman from C&G Partners, Michael Lebowitz from Big Spaceship, Rebeca Mendez from Rebeca Mendez Design, Tina Roth Eisenberg from Swissmiss Studio, Stan Szymanski from Sony Pictures Imageworks, Armin Vit from UnderConsideration and independent filmmaker Joan Raspo.

If you’re a student, enter now in 12 categories with over 60$K US in cash prizes to be awarded in New York City. Submissions close May 2, 2008. UPDATE: winners announced and written up by CreativePro here.

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eHub in PC Magazine’s Top 100

eHub gets listed in PC Magazine’s list of “sites that cover the Web 2.0 revolution” and their Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites, which includes “…picks for the top new or under-the-radar sites of 2007. You may not know many of the sites on this list, but you should.”

On eHub, writer Brian Heater says: “We’re still trying to figure out how she does it, but somehow Emily Chang manages to get wind of every Web 2.0 app long before the rest of the blogging world does. Her synopses are short and sweet, which is just fine, given the frequency with which she updates her page. eHub has been doing a bit of branching out recently, too, adding interviews, job listings, news, and events.”

eHub is listed along with sites such as Kiva, Programmable Web, Musicovery, Techmeme, Cork’d, All Things Digital, DownloadSquad, Ninja Words, Mashable, Meebo, and Remember the Milk. See sites that cover the Web 2.0 revolution and Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites.

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Twitterverse Mentioned on Wired

In Idea To Execution: The Team Behind Twitterverse at Wired’s Epicenter blog, Adario Strange writes: “Snooping around the web I found this interesting early idea sketch from the creators of Twitterverse (see below). Over the weekend I got in touch with web designer and Twitterverse co-creator Emily Chang of Ideacodes for an explanation…”I did the sketch in March as my partner, Max Kiesler, and I were debating a Twitter mashup called Twitterverse. It’s an experiment we’re doing in our free time to mine and archive the public timeline show popular words and phrases from Twitter.” See the post at Wired.  You can also see other news at the Twitterverse blog.

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Emily Chang at Web 2.0 Expo

Ideacodes co-founder Emily Chang will be part of The Hybrid Designer panel at the Web 2.0 Expo, April 15-18, in San Francisco.  The Web 2.0 Expo is “an annual gathering of technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. Web 2.0 Expo features the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies providing attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities.” Emily was also on the Web 2.0 Expo Program Committee for the Design and User Experience Track, along with Kelly Goto, Richard MacManus, and Chris Messina.

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Emily Chang at SXSW

Emily Chang is speaking on the Using RSS for Marketing panel at SXSW Interactive on March 11, along with Tom Markiewicz of EvolvePoint, Bill Flitter of Pheedo, John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing and Greg Reinacker of NewsGator.

UPDATE: You can catch a podcast that the panel did prior to SXSW in this episode of John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing podcast:  Using RSS in Marketing Podcast (or via direct mp3 download here).

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EmilyChang.com selected for Design-Feed

Thanks to Felix Turner and Design-Feed for including EmilyChang.com’s RSS feed in its newly launched website.  “Design-Feed is a design feed aggregator. We hand-pick the most interesting design related RSS feeds and present them in an easy-to-browse format. This means you can get all the latest design news in one place, rather than trawling through hundreds of sites a day. Every post aggregated is also searchable by keyword.”

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EmilyChang.com in LAists’s Top 10 for 2006

Thanks to the LAist and Theron Parlin for including EmilyChang.com in it’s list of Top 10 Best Designed Websites of 2006.  Theron is currently at Start Us Up, a start up based in Framingham, MA that writes and releases cool web applications, and he is the one of the most downloaded designers of WordPress themes.  I’m honored to be included in his picks along with Veerle’s blog and Artypapers, two of my own favorites.

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