Jeff Reichman

Good luck, Ben!

By Jeff Reichman / November 6, 2014 / Comments Off on Good luck, Ben!

This summer, we said goodbye to associate consultant Ben Lopez.  For the next two years, Ben will be attending UT Austin for his MBA. Ben joined January Advisors in October 2011 after graduating from Rice University.  We had over 100 applications for the position, but Ben stood out from the beginning.  An excerpt from his…

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Our 10% Open Source Discount

By Jeff Reichman / December 31, 2014 / Comments Off on Our 10% Open Source Discount

Throughout 2015, we’re offering a 10% discount on any project where the client lets us open source the code. What do we mean by open source? Technically, “open source” means that the work we produce has free redistribution with an accessible source code, but it’s a whole lot more than that. Open source is a…

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Another Great Bayou Startup Showcase

By Jeff Reichman / August 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Another Great Bayou Startup Showcase

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the second annual Bayou Startup Showcase. This collaboration between the University of Houston and Rice University mixes up their summer startup accelerator programs and spits it out in a giant celebration of new startups in Houston. I had the opportunity to introduce Open Factory, one of my…

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VOTE projects featured on Public Affairs, Public Access

By Jeff Reichman / August 5, 2015 / Comments Off on VOTE projects featured on Public Affairs, Public Access

Last month, I went on Public Affairs, Public Access to talk about our get out the vote projects. I was fortunate to sit down with Reda Hicks, Aimee Woodall, and John Gorczynski to talk about Houston’s voter turnout rate, and how we’re experimenting with moving the needle. If you’re interested in being a part of…

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A Look Inside PlanHouston.org

By Jeff Reichman / February 25, 2015 / Comments Off on A Look Inside PlanHouston.org

We just launched the website for the City of Houston General Plan. This is the first general plan in the City’s history, and we’re really excited to be a part of it. Click on the image below to take a look. We built Plan Houston using Drupal 7, Bootstrap3, and a little javascript for smooth…

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Attracting Talent to the City With No Limits: Q&A with Jon Nordby of the Greater Houston Partnership

By Jeff Reichman / March 11, 2015 / Comments Off on Attracting Talent to the City With No Limits: Q&A with Jon Nordby of the Greater Houston Partnership

I sat down with Jon Nordby, the new director of Talent Attraction and Marketing for the Greater Houston Partnership. They are about to start on a new phase of the Houston: City With No Limits campaign. This time, there is a renewed focus on attracting skilled professionals to the Houston region. Jon is new to…

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Houston Hackathon Returns For Round 3

By Jeff Reichman / March 12, 2015 / Comments Off on Houston Hackathon Returns For Round 3

We’re very excited to announce the return of the Houston Hackathon on May 16-17, 2015. For 24 hours at the Houston Technology Center, over 200 people will collaborate on projects to make life in Houston a little better. Everyone is welcome: coders, designers, data nerds, artists, makers, beginners, kids. This is our third annual Houston…

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Inside the State of Texas Technology Strategic Plan

By Jeff Reichman / April 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Inside the State of Texas Technology Strategic Plan

Last week, I participated in the kickoff session for the State of Texas Technology Strategic Plan. We’re pretty familiar with government planning, and this was a great way to learn about the future of technology in the state. Spearheaded by the Texas Department of Information Resources, the technology strategic plan will be available later this…

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Houston Mini Murals – From Idea to Execution in Five Months

By Jeff Reichman / April 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Houston Mini Murals – From Idea to Execution in Five Months

The Houston mural arts program is a work in progress. This is the story about how it got off the ground. Even though Elia and Noah are at the very beginning of their journey, I hope this blog is helpful to people in other cities who want to do the same thing. I first met…

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