[Effaustin-discuss] Meetup Monday, November 16th, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Capital Factory

Kevin Welch kevin.welch at effaustin.org
Fri Nov 13 12:56:43 CST 2015

*APD Tracks Social Media*

Our speaker this month will be radio personality Jimmy Preston, host of 100
Proof Radio on KTSW 89.9FM and producer at Double Punch Kick Productions.



Jimmy is originally from Northern Virginia, and was a willing participant
in the Tech Boom and crash at the turn of the century, and after leaving
the tech sector went on to contribute to the Real Estate boom and bust in
2008. After moving to Austin 5 years ago, he began purposing a career in
media production, and will complete his degree at Texas State University in
May 2016. His interest in social justice issues, and media law and ethics
have led him to follow many groups in the Austin area as they work to bring
about change for the better. Jimmy is currently working with the Second
Chance Democrats to bring Fair Chance Hiring to Austin, and the initiative
just passed committee and will go to the full council in February 2016.

Jimmy will be speaking to us about Austin Police Department partnering with
local company Snap Trends to monitor social media aggregate data. Snap
Trends says they created this software "to serve public safety organization
[sic] and national intelligence agencies in the United States." They state
that their technology "builds a clear view of social conversations when and
where they occur, the influencers driving them, and why."

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