katz515
katz515 has posted 821 messages, been awarded 45 achievements and has accumulated 60,425 karma points since joining the community on Jan 15, 2009.

Katz Ueno

Katz currently works as the Chief Communications Officer at concrete5 Japan, Inc. to spead the word of concrete5 CMS, a free open source web publishing application.

Katz is good at

- Site planning
- Marketing strategy
- Social marketing
- Video marketing
- Team lead
- Add-on development
- Theme development
- Server Planning (AWS, Azure, Dedicated)

He has worked with Japan'e major companies, universities and government to build their enterprise websites.

He has authored multiple add-ons which are available on concrete5.org marketplace, and he is the admin member of PRB, concrete5.org marketplace add-on/theme review team.

He's also leading concrete5 in Japan with his colleagues at concrete5 Japan, Inc.

## Personal Bio

As Japan's best English social media aggregator, Katz funded JapanExp and YokosoNews to provide travel, culture and lifestyle information of Japan.

Katz was born and raised in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream to become a filmmaker. After graduating from California State University, Long Beach, he has worked on dozens of independent film projects as well as national TV programs as a producer; in post-production, and sound designer.

Then, he started working for several publishing companies. He was self-taught as a web designer. In 2006, he started working for Entertainment Today, an entertainment weekly since 1967, then he became the editor-in-chief in 2007.

In 2009, he joined an open source software project, concrete5, to start translating and marketing in Japanese.

In 2010, after years of preparation, he launched a social media web project, JapanExp, to explore, express and export Japan. As one of its projects, he launched YokosoNews to introduce travel, lifestyle and cultural information of Japan to, and welcome people to visit from overseas.

In 2011, during the aftermath of March 11 East Japan Earthquake, he immediately started the emergency live stream via Ustream which caught the attention of one million viewers within a month. Those viewers include: ABC; Washington Post; Al Jazeera; German Public Radio; Russia Today and other media outlets.

He's always wanted to help many people and has been looking for new ventures as the fast paced web and media world evolves.

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My Company Site
http://concrete5.co.jp/

concrete5 japan (Japanese only)
http://concrete5-japan.org

GitHub
http://github.com/katzueno

Twitter
http://twitter.com/katz515

Facebook
http://facebook.com/KatzUeno

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/in/katz515
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Information
Past Experience

Please check my LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/in/katz515

Associations

LoftWork
SK Word, Co., Ltd
Entertainment Today, Inc.
World Media Place
Energy Magazine
Medicine Magazine
National Health Forum

Contact

Iwakura, Aichi
461-0001
Japan

310-820-7129
Current Specialties

Project Management
Strategic Consulting
Information Architecture
HTML & CSS
PHP Developer
Traditional Marketing

Education

California State University, Long Beach - BA in Film Production

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Beta Crew - Tests new versions of concrete5 before you have to deal with em.
Gold Star I - Accomplished a great selfless act.
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Builder - Has built concrete5 websites.
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Hub - Organizer of local concrete5 meet-up groups.
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