College World Series from a Life Long Fan’s View
Jun18

College World Series from a Life Long Fan’s View

In Omaha, NE one of the best times of the summer is when the best of the best college baseball teams are in town for the College World Series. Fans flock from all over the country to TD Ameritrade Park. Heck even the worldwide leader in sports ESPN joins the party. Which is why Christine Boggy is here to give us an insight behind the scenes of the College World Series from a producing perspective. She is part of ESPN’s SEC Network production team who cover the College World Series year in and year out. Today we sat down with her to discuss baseball, her career, amongst other topics as well. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and why you decided to get into sports? Well, I am originally from Fremont, NE. I grew up going to the College World Series thanks to my dad who loves baseball, and it just turned out to be one of those things that is a tradition for me. I also worked as a ballgirl at Rosenblatt for a number of years. After I decided to retire from being a ballgirl, I went on to become a reporter/anchor for local TV. Next I was able to get onto ESPN as a runner and work my way up. Currently I work in production, I help out with the creative process and get some player stories out there. Right now, at the College World Series I do “features” – basically whatever you see that is not the game is what I work on. For example, the player from Yutan, NE who plays for CSU Fullerton fulfilled his dream of coming back to Omaha. I try to find stories that inspire and looking back over the years it is unique getting to work on this side of things rather than the grounds crew like when I was younger. Will you tell me what it is like for a day in your shoes at the College World Series? From sunrise to sunset. To start with, when we first got here we did interviews with players from of each team. Throughout the week we have been putting those into little soundbytes and packages. I have been working with ENG also, which stands for Electronic News Gathering but that’s not important. What is important is that ENG is responsible for shooting the game, fans standing in line, those crazy fans who love a camera in their face basically catching the whole atmosphere. Then, today I will be editing some video. But I really love how everyday it’s something different. What about for days like earlier this week? These brutal...

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Mobile Payment, A Beginner’s Blueprint
Jun10

Mobile Payment, A Beginner’s Blueprint

Two giants, forced into an infancy stage. If you are the kind of person like myself, you hate carrying around cash and won’t even get started with coins. The future’s looking bright, as technology seems to advance in every aspect, I highly urge you to join the Mobile Payment movement with Google, Apple and me. In this day and age, people want things done in the speed of light. I am no different, I would imagine most people growing up in today’s society would agree with me or are just like me. I remember when having a quarter in my possession was the best thing that could ever happen to me. However, it’s not the 90s anymore. My history with Mobile Payment has been short, but in my opinion it has the potential to be something amazing. Google Wallet My experience with Google Wallet has been glorious over my 1 ½ years of ownership. Although I am restricted to only its app, since I am an iPhone user. It has many strong features that many people could take advantage of regardless of phone type. One of the primary reasons I use Google Wallet is to cap the amount of money I spend. Since it is impossible to overdraft when using Google Wallet, transactions are declined instead. I limit my spending by manually transferring money from my bank account to my wallet. For example, it’s a Friday night, somehow you end up at that bar downtown your friends can’t get enough of, but I know in my head I only want to spend $30. That being said, all one would need is an ID and Google Wallet that night. I have used that method for not only bars, but other services as well. Such as music streaming apps, Wall Street Journal subscription, premium LinkedIn account and yes, even a gym membership. There are probably more that I have yet to encounter which is the wonderful part. Apple Pay At first, Apple Pay was only available to six major banks across the United States. When US Bank announced that they collaborated with Apple Pay I was ecstatic. I had my iPhone 6 plus and I was going to pay with my phone. I’m going to be the coolest guy on the block, but then I realized NFC (Near Field Communication) readers need to be intact in order for this to work. Walgreens was the only place in small, but great town of Hastings, Nebraska that offered this. I had a hard time recovering after that, luckily, I do get out every once in awhile. I was at Panera Bread on the...

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