The Daktronics Experience
111 - NACDA Convention 2021 with Pat Manak and Vickie Johnson

111 - NACDA Convention 2021 with Pat Manak and Vickie Johnson

July 21, 2021

As the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) prepares to host its annual convention, Justin and Matt sit down with NACDA Senior Executive Vice President Pat Manak and Daktronics Convention Coordinator Vickie Johnson to hear all about this year’s event. The conversation also covers the history of NACDA’s conventions, Daktronics’ history with NACDA and much more.

110 - Live Streaming Your Events with Eric Edens

110 - Live Streaming Your Events with Eric Edens

July 14, 2021

Expectations continue to rise for the streaming of live events. To find out how to get started and elevate your streaming game, Justin and Matt talk with Eric Edens, applications engineer for Daktronics. He covers how live streaming has evolved, the many levels and options for streaming that Daktronics offers, and his personal experiences working with people to live stream their events.

108 - Live Book Integration at Charleston Southern University with Nick Case

108 - Live Book Integration at Charleston Southern University with Nick Case

June 18, 2021

Integrating a new Live Book at Charleston Southern University was a game-changer for Director of Athletic Video Communications Nick Case. He joins Justin and Matt to share his experiences with the technology, what it has done for their streaming productions, its features and flexibility, and much more.

99 - The Madness of March and College Basketball Tournaments

99 - The Madness of March and College Basketball Tournaments

March 17, 2021

The madness is about to begin! As such, Justin and Matt sat down with Val Arias and Brandon McRae, Daktronics account service managers, to talk about the bubbles for the upcoming college basketball championships in Indiana and Texas. They share how Daktronics is involved with LED technology and support at certain venues, including the host of the men’s and women’s championship games at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Alamodome, respectively.

96 - Exploring Multiple Levels of Event Production with Laura Johnson

96 - Exploring Multiple Levels of Event Production with Laura Johnson

February 17, 2021

What happens when a team is forced to relocate to a different stadium for their remaining home games during a pandemic? Explore that story and more as Justin and Matt are joined by Laura Johnson, Director Game Presentation & Live Events at the San Francisco 49ers. She shares her journey from a 5-year-old keeping score at parks and recreation basketball to Peoria Sports Complex to the 49ers and everything in between. She even shares her experiences of attending the Daktronics NFL User Group in Brookings, South Dakota.

89 - Opening a New Stadium at South Alabama with Joel Erdmann

89 - Opening a New Stadium at South Alabama with Joel Erdmann

December 2, 2020

The University of South Alabama brought football to campus with the opening of a brand new stadium this year. Justin and Matt sat down with Joel Erdmann, Director of Athletics at the University of South Alabama, to discuss the new stadium and the Daktronics technology that helps bring it to life. They also cover what it is like to host events during a pandemic, the technology at other venues on campus and much more.

81 - United States Air Force Academy with Jeremy Webb

81 - United States Air Force Academy with Jeremy Webb

October 7, 2020

From working on airplanes to working on video boards for Air Force, Jeremy Webb, scoreboard and scoring systems technician at U.S. Air Force Academy, has some interesting experiences. To hear about those experiences and the sports Jeremy works with, Justin and Matt visited with him for this episode.

80 - Iowa Events Center: A talk with AJ Johnson

80 - Iowa Events Center: A talk with AJ Johnson

September 30, 2020

Working with a multi-use venue is always interesting. To hear about our recent projects with Iowa Event Center, Justin and Matt are joined by AJ Johnson, their Production Manager. AJ shares details of their audiovisual system, how they use it, the multitude of events they host and more.

70 - Engaging Fans at Live Events with Trish Schuver

70 - Engaging Fans at Live Events with Trish Schuver

July 22, 2020

To discuss how to engage fans when live events return, Justin and Matt talk with Trish Schuver, Daktronics Professional Services Manager. She shares information about creating content for college campuses and event venues, the new content catalog for teams to purchase and more. 

69 - Recent College Sports Projects and Trends, A Conversation with Ryan Kuzman

69 - Recent College Sports Projects and Trends, A Conversation with Ryan Kuzman

July 15, 2020

In this episode, Matt and Justin are joined by Ryan Kuzman, regional sales for Large Sports Venues at Daktronics. Ryan talks about some ongoing and recent college projects that he's been involved with, including ones at K-State and Mizzou. He also shares what he's seeing currently on college campuses in his region as they look towards opening back up.

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