Billy Ceskavich


Billy Ceskavich
waceskav@syr.edu
Website
http://www.ceskavich.com/
Profile
Billy is an Engagement Fellow and Masters candidate in the iSchool's Information Management program. He's an avid fan of consumer technology and the startup space, having worked in the industry both in Syracuse and Silicon Valley. He's active on Twitter (@ceskavich) or can be contacted directly via email (bceskavich@gmail.com).


Posts by Billy


| September 15, 2014

Hack Upstate Presents: Hacking CNY Fall 2014

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For the last two years, Hack Upstate has worked towards one clearly defined mission: to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. With Hack Upstate IV less than three weeks away, we’re excited to continue to grow with the CNY tech community. But, Hack Upstate is one of many great → Read More

| September 10, 2014

Is This It? Initial Reactions to the Apple Watch

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At Apple’s well-publicized launch event yesterday, CEO Tim Cook stood on stage after a detailed discussion of his company’s much-anticipated refresh of the iPhone line. Behind him, a simple banner read: “One more thing…” Even before he uttered a single word of transition, the audience went wild. Everyone knew: the Apple Watch was here. The → Read More

| September 8, 2014

What I Learned From My Internship at Twitter

The Internet of Things

This past April, between the demands of a packed schedule and midterm season, I secured my dream internship: a chance to work at Twitter in their San Francisco headquarters. Between debates around workplace diversity, Glassdoor rankings, and a highly publicized quarterly earnings report, it was an exciting time to be at Twitter. While I once again sit in my → Read More

| September 2, 2014

Support the ProLiteracy Hackathon: Sept. 13, 14

Source - Hack Upstate

This article was originally posted on the Hack Upstate Blog. In just under two weeks, Hack Upstate invites you to join Central New York’s best developers and designers as they come together to fight global adult illiteracy. Recognizing the civic-minded spirit and potential for innovation among CNY’s technology community, Syracuse-based non-profit ProLiteracy claims host to → Read More

| February 13, 2014

A Week With Facebook’s Paper

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A little over a week ago, Facebook announced its next major mobile foray: Paper. Sporting a full screen, graphic heavy, and seemingly fluid user interface, Paper is a departure from the traditional Facebook mobile experience. As the name subtly implies, the app will focus heavily on pushing news and media content to users. With many → Read More

| June 18, 2013

iOS 7 Beta 1: My Test Run

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Despite the caution voiced by many, I have taken the plunge. For the past five days, I have been running iOS 7 Beta 1 on my personal phone. No safety nets or back-up plan. And although it is a very unfinished product, the entire tech sector has already erupted with comment on Apple’s drastically changed mobile operating → Read More

| April 22, 2013

Facebook Updates: It’s a Love/Hate Relationship

Chat heads

When it comes to Facebook, the fear of random change has become a norm for many of the social network’s avid users.  Among the many criticisms that have contributed to Facebook’s often infamous reputation, the social network often changes its layout in drastic ways on a fairly regular basis.  While many embrace this change, others → Read More

| March 22, 2013

#SBinSV: The Week that Rocked My World

billy

Despite the effort I put into applying for the iSchool’s Spring Break in Silicon Valley, I was hesitant to attend this trip the days prior to our departure.  I had mulled over many reservations: my skills at networking with the various professionals we would meet, my lack of experience as a traditional developer, and the → Read More

| February 27, 2013

What Is Mailbox All About?

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What Is Mailbox All About? Earlier this month, fellow InfoSpace blogger Anne Marie Suchanek and myself posted a debate about the newest app to take the mobile world by storm: Mailbox.  The new iOS email client was released to hype and fanfair, promising to revolutionize the way we approach email.  Anne Marie and I took differing → Read More

| January 25, 2013

Why Facebook’s “Graph Search” is the Future

Mark Zuckerberg

Last week, Facebook took the tech world by storm.  And for what seems like a first in a very long time, the news does not revolve around some privacy controversy or critical scandal.  On January 15, Facebook revealed its new “Graph Search” feature at its Menlo Park headquarters in Palo Alto.  Zuckerberg touts Graph Search → Read More