About

 My name is Ef Rodriguez. You might know me as @pug on the internets. 

I'm a creative mutt with a hulking background in copywriting and digital strategy. I'm presently the Director of Global Social at HTC. Before that, I spent the bulk of my career at a seres of major advertising agencies (such as Wieden+Kennedy and Crispin Porter + Bogusky).  

I'm also an event director, leading the largest Ignite event in the world (known as Ignite Boulder) for many years, as well as Boulder Startup Week, a five-day celebration of the tech community in Boulder, Colo. I also help organize TEDxBoulder and any other event that could use a set of spidery hands. Lately, I work on Seattle Startup Week. It's happening, man.

I'm originally from North Texas but spent 12 years in Boulder before moving to Amsterdam to wear wooden shoes. Then I moved to Chicago so that I could attend more pizza parties. Now I'm in Seattle, trying to convince people I'm one of the founding members of Soundgarden.

I like video games. I like Blur. I wrote a bunch of tech columns for the Colorado Daily.

Interested in having me speak at your shindig? I'd love to. Hit the Contact page. 

Want to pay me lots of money to work for your noble regime? Again, the Contact page is your friend.

This is a personal blog. Statements here are my personal beliefs and opinions and are not reflective of my place of employment.