Chris Mendez is a digital producer, musician, and software entrepreneur. In 2011, he completed a Master’s in Communication Management from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism where he focused on brand strategy and digital product development. Previously, Chris earned a B.S. in Music Industry from the USC Thornton School of Music where he learned music production and licensing. With over ten years of experience building platforms and experiences for desktop and mobile, Chris’ work can be seen through a variety of media devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, Spotify, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. Chris’ work has received national recognition including two Webby Awards, a SXSW Interactive award, and an Online News Association Award. He enjoys finding new ways to help connect, engage, empower and delight users online as well as shape how stories are told across emerging platforms.