Hi! Thank you for inviting me to be part of this XPRIZE Vanguard Group!
I have an Architectural Design educational foundation am a state certified Architectural Interior Designer, with a computer science specialization in interactive media. I also am a LEED-AP BD+C, which is a certification for Ecological "Green" Architectural Development.
My very first online community, was when I was an Assistant Art Director at the first interactive satellite cable television station, Warner Amex QUBE based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It was a great place, on the cutting edge during its time.
After I moved to FL, then CA, I eventually became Senior Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, designing thematic architecture for all the different world theme parks. Always interested in interactive communication, I then worked as a GUI Developer, designing CDs, and The online network for the City of Glendale. I worked as an IBM + Apple Developer, designing the first graphical interfaces for CD-Rom and Online Internet Services (lCommunities like eWorld, Compuserve, and AOL).
My first World Wide Web Social Media Groups, came in the early 1990s, after I moved back to the east coast, with being part of the first World Wide-Web Congress in the USA, saluting the development of the Mosaic browser at the University of Illinois. FUN TIMES!
Fast forward a few decades. and here I am now, with you in this online community. Outside of this online community, You can find me wandering around the Internet + Web, usually under the name @KayDesigner. I am probably the most active on Twitter, please #FF me there.... http://www.twitter.com/KayDesigner
I see a few familiar faces from past projects - and many new faces. It is a pleasure to meet you! It is also a great pleasure to be here as a Vanguard for Google XPRIZE.
All the Best - yours, Kay