The New GLXP Online Community Overlord... er, Manager: Welcome, Leo!
By Astiles on February 10, 2012
I first stepped into X PRIZE and began my new adventure as the online community manager for the Google Lunar X PRIZE exactly 2 years + 162 days ago. Now, after countless tweets and updates, a few Moonpies, and thousands of new friends and fans later, I would just like to say please no more Moonpies? THANK YOU to all of you for your support, contributions, and funny cat pictures over the past couple of years. I’ll always have fond memories of Friday Fun Days (#FFD), fan photos, and that one time that we named the Moon “Todd” (which apparently still tweets? Huh.). Anyway, it is with both a bit of nostalgia and much excitement that I am now passing the torch on to the next GLXP online community manager, who I know will have just as much fun with this role as I did.
We had no shortage of talented candidates that applied to the job opening, and we looked carefully for someone with the right balance of community management skills, unbridled passion for space, “Googliness”, the ability to wear many hats, and of course some solid geek cred. And we are super excited to announce that we found someone that fits the bill – please welcome the newest member of the GLXP team and the new online community manager: Leo Camacho! He officially starts on Monday, but feel free to drop him a note and say hello in the meantime (his twitter is @LeoZombie).
I’ll let him introduce himself in more detail on Monday, but as a quick summary -- Leo comes to X PRIZE with a background in graphic design, marketing, and was the co-founder/former co-host of the popular web series, “RadNerd”. He's also an artist, has solid experience in building online communities from the ground up, and can make geek culture references without hesitation. Leo will be the new voice of GLXP on Twitter, Facebook, this blog, YouTube, Google+, and our various other online channels. Be sure to drop by and say hello -- he's definitely looking forward to meeting and talking with all of you!
I’ve had a blast interacting with such an awesome community and continue to be inspired on a near-daily basis by the passion and interest not only in the GLXP competition, but also in the space industry as whole. I know Leo has this same enthusiasm and a lot of amazing ideas in store for the GLXP community, so stay tuned! Also, I will definitely still be blogging and tweeting about the cool things that we have happening here at the Google Lunar X PRIZE (probably more on the tech side) – so feel free to keep sending questions and awesome internet things my way.