August 8, 2012 by admin
Green Team, represent!
Lucky doesn’t even begin to cover it.
DJ at the Sony Cube
This year, after paying my $10 application fee and filling out what I can only compare to a job application and resume submission, I was selected to volunteer for all 3 days of Lollapalooza. Basically, this means exchanging 4.5 hours of work each day to get into Lollapalooza for free. I choose to participate on the Green Team, which is one of the many volunteer positions that revolves around reducing Lolla’s impact on the environment. Basically, we made sure that everyone put their trash, compost, and recyclables into the correct container. Sounds pretty boring, but a lot of people stopped to chat and 2/3 days I was right in front of the Google Play stage and was able to enjoy the music part of the festival.
People in the cube signing up to win prizes
Another really cool part of Lollapalooza for me was seeing how Sony got involved. They had two stages and two tents set up. They had so many awesome giveaways that I saw just about everyone in the park with. I was also given the chance to get involved with Sony’s booth. On Sunday, I donned my Sony gear and helped get people excited in the Sony Cube.
Visitors had the option of going on a scavenger hunt with special edition Lollapalooza-colored TX20's
I went to the Playstation Tent and flashed my business card and they hooked me up. Here are some of the many things I scored:
Playstation swag: light up bracelets, string backpack, mat to sit on, bottle openers, and free month of Premium Playstation content!
I think it’s interesting to note that for how much Apple tries to get into the music scene, they were noticeably absent. Sony is more than just a consumer electronics company – they are all about entertainment. Most of my Sony devices have a unique connection to at least one other device I have. On top of that, Sony creates some pretty amazing content – whether it be movies, TV, music, or video games. I had an awesome time getting to know my favorite company a little bit better this weekend!
May 8, 2012 by admin
Sony is running a contest where you share a story about your experience with the Sony brand, and can win one of 45 prizes, including some of Sony’s most popular products. You can enter and view other people’s stories here: http://discover.store.sony.com/stories/?XID=F:Share_Your_Story
Meet your Prizes
You can find out more specifics at the Sony Education Store: http://www.sony.com/UIowa
I entered the contest as a Sony Ambassador who also has a student’s perspective. My story can be viewed under the “Stories from Campus” section. Here’s what I had to say:
Sony ignited my love for Photography.
Ever since I was a child, I have loved to snap pictures of anything and everything, But it wasn’t until I got a Sony Cyber-shot that I discovered that pictures could be more than a treasured memory – they could be art.
I work with a lot of Photographers at school who are also in love with the Sony brand. On occasion, I have had the opportunity to use the Sony DSLRs our department owns. I don’t know how to use all the bells and whistles, but I’m hoping that I’ll learn this month – I just ordered my own!
In the meantime, I look for any and all opportunities to document what’s happening in the world around me. I bought a Flickr Pro account so that I can display all of my favorite pictures without getting cut off. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills while documenting the world around me.
You can submit a picture, video, or a quote. It’s easy and the odds are good that you’ll win something!