Stickboy welcomes software developer

FORT MYERS — Stickboy has announced the addition of Aaron Christiano to its team of award-winning software developers.

“Aaron brings a fresh set of skills and perspectives that will propel our custom software solutions and services to new heights,” says Bryant Jackson, Head of Software Development at Stickboy.

Christiano, a 2018 honors graduate of Hodges University, works with backend technologies that include Django Frameworks and Python and front-end technologies such as AngularJS and Angular2. As a software developer at Stickboy, he will have a close relationship with clients while creating code and building software that uses artificial intelligence and blockchain.

“It’s not every day you come across a person with Aaron’s ability to not only develop at a high level, but also be an exceptional communicator and great team member,” says Matt Bernhardt, CEO of Stickboy. “He’s a wonderful person, exceptionally talented  — and a U.S. Marine veteran with a lot of hardware experience. We couldn’t be happier to have him join our family.”

Stickboy is at the forefront of custom business technology in Fort Myers with its focus on artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, and machine learning. Stickboy was founded in 2007 by Reema Bhatia, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and 2019 Technology Woman of the Year award recipient. 

Christiano, who brings extensive experience in networked communications technologies and application-based suites to Stickboy, lives in Naples with his wife and two dogs.

‘Game of Thrones’ AI: White horses & coffee cups, oh my

Once we saw the horse, nothing made sense anymore. For fun, we ran it through the AI to see what we would we get, along with our character predictions for the end of Season 8. We’re looking forward to the “Game of Thrones” finale tonight to see how they wrap up the craziness of last week!
Here is a link to our character predictions: http://blog.stickboycreative.com/stickboy-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-make-game-of-thrones-predictions/

‘Game of Thrones’ AI: What About Drogon?

The team at Stickboy was so dismayed at the loss of Rhaegal last week, that we wanted to know the fate of Drogon — who was not seen sipping out of the coffee cup that appeared on set. So we turned to our artificial intelligence to find out. What do you think?

Lluberes & Bernhardt invest in AI for future of digital marketing

FORT MYERS — Felix Lluberes has joined Vectra Digital, an award-winning high-tech marketing firm in Fort Myers.
“We joined forces to lead in the digital marketing arena as we spearhead innovation by leveraging the benefits of artificial intelligence,” says Matt Bernhardt, CEO and managing partner of Vectra Digital. “Felix’s involvement carries significant weight because of his longtime successful endeavors in IoT, B2B, B2C, and technology-related ventures. Having someone of Felix’s caliber is exciting for us. He’s a powerhouse.”
Vectra Digital sets itself apart from other marketing companies in Florida and nationwide because of its use of a proprietary AI-based marketing platform called Ada.
Using the latest in big data analytics and machine learning, Ada analyzes thousands of lines of data streaming in to best optimize a campaign for maximum ROI based on algorithms that are unique to the client.
The latest upgrade to Ada features a reputation management platform that takes thousands of clients’ reviews, social posts, and comments from all locations and detects customer sentiment across different parameters. The proprietary data collection engine also gathers the same insights for clients’ competition.
“This innovative approach is critical to business owners and franchises as they are challenged to manage hundreds of locations,” says Lluberes. “This not only helps gauge current market placement but also assists in key business decision making. Digital marketing plays a critical part of any business serious about brand exposure and massive client outreach, and Ada is a game changer. Ada allows all businesses to leverage cutting-edge AI technology, big data analytics, and machine learning without the extreme cost usually associated with these platforms. Businesses taking advantage of AI and machine learning are going to have the upper hand.”
Bernhardt and Lluberes also are investors at The Ignite Partners, a technology and business advisory firm in Fort Myers.

ABOUT VECTRA DIGITAL: Vectra Digital, the sister company of Stickboy Creative, is at 12401 Brantley Commons Court, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33907. Learn more at vectradigital.com or call (239) 234-2566.

Stickboy’s AI Correctly Predicting Fate of Characters in ‘Game of Thrones’ So Far


Stickboy Creative has been watching “Game of Thrones” after creating an artificial intelligence platform to predict the fate of popular characters.
So far, we are 100% correct!
How are your predictions?

 

Stickboy Creative building custom software for soil moisture probes

FORT MYERS — Agtech company BMP Logic has teamed up with award-winning custom software company Stickboy Creative in Fort Myers to create cutting-edge soil probe software to help farmers dramatically conserve water and energy resources in near real time.

“Combining custom software with our soil probes will give growers a complete package,” says Doug Crawford, co-founder of BMP Logic. “We’ve worked with the team at Stickboy Creative to ensure growers will be getting secure moisture, salinity, and temperature data from their fields to their phones in easy-to-read charts in a timely manner.”

BMP Logic will use blockchain technology connected to sensors on soil probes to securely keep track of water and fertilizer usage. This tokenized data will be able to provide highly accurate irrigation history, trends, automation, and predictive analysis to farmers and water conservation organizations in a simple interface that shows growers when and how much to water. Farmers also will receive alerts via text message and email — and a map will show pings from the probes to show their location.

“BMP Logic clients will be able to gather raw data from the ground and use it in a way that will easily help farmers farm smarter,” says Bryant Jackson, Head of Software Development at Stickboy Creative. “Being able to optimize the efficiency of watering crops while also allowing the grower to reduce stress on crops from over- or under watering is an exciting use of technology. This technology will be white-labeled for BMP Logic and designed to support multiple types of probes for the optimal user experience.”

The outcome translates to higher profits for farmers while also helping to conserve water, which is BMP Logic’s company mission.

Long gone will be the days of sending workers out to the fields to check moisture levels for various crops.

Justin Jones, co-founder of BMP Logic, grew up on watermelon and tobacco farms and worked for the University of Florida as the Research Coordinator of Nutrient Management Programs.

“We did not have this technology growing up — or at the University of Florida,” he says. “It would have made everything so much easier. God gave us these beautiful resources — we need to use them responsibly.”

ABOUT BMP LOGIC: https://bmplogic.net

What is our day like? STEM Career Talks!

Bryant Jackson, our Head of Software Development, has been busy fielding questions about having a career in STEM!

As a volunteer with stemConnect, Bryant  virtually spoke to 14 classes (more than 1,500 students) recently in Orange County, FL. He answered a ton of interesting questions, including one about neural networks!

Bryant also had an amazing time speaking on the Florida SouthWestern College STEM Panel  with Kelly Sloan, coordinator of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Sea Turtle Program, and Pricilla Doyle, a forensic death investigator with the District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office. Bryant is shown meeting with a student after the STEM Day event.

Artificial intelligence was a hot topic on all campuses! Bryant spoke about his venture into AI and the technologies movement toward the Internet of things.

Are you looking for an Hour of Code volunteer or a technology speaker?
Please contact Stickboy Creative at 239-206-1193!

 

Stickboy’s Founder to be Featured on CEO Panel

Get your questions ready!
Our founder Reema Bhatia is looking forward to being a part of the Bonita Springs Young Professionals’ CEO Panel Sept. 19!
Reema will share her story of how she started her business, the struggles she faced, and what she has learned along the way.
Reema will join Blake Gratton, owner of JellyTank, and Rochelle Graham-Campbell, co-founder of Alikay Naturals.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers at Town Center:
5:00 – 6:20 p.m. Check-in, Networking with cocktails & hor ‘d oeuvres
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Panel Q & A

All About Google’s SERP Features

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A new frontier you can capitalize on when it comes to search results are “SERP Features”. Google has been rolling these out and they’re a powerful method of elevating your website above the sea of result listings.

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