Nicole Schwartz - AmazonV

My Tweets Are My Own (or “#MTAMO”) - In general everything AmazonV is MY OWN, not that of a company I have worked for, do work for, or will work for.


Nicole Schwartz, a Technical Product Manager at Rackspace since 2011, holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Clarkson University. She is the founder of The Devotea USA tea company, and teacher for Let's Code Blacksburg and Hacksburg. Nicole also sits on the board of Hacksburg, a local non-profit makerspace.

When I am not at work you will likely find me working on my tea company The Devotea USA.

I enjoy learning about and trying as many new teas as possible and blogging about them.

My annual vacations are to hacking conventions (HOPE, DEFCON), gaming conventions, and tea related events.

I would love to learn more about effective and track able use of social networks for a brand, cloud servers and services, UX/UI design, automated testing, website analytics, and of course information security.

Click here for some products/companies I love and recommend!

I am not sure why people follow me but I figured I'd best post a warning:
I do not stay on topic
I mostly drone on about my life
Things you might hear me go on and on about:
  • Tea
  • Starbucks
  • 2nd Amendment
  • US Citizens rights (or the dwindling there of)
  • NSFW
    • BDSM/kink
    • Porn/sex
  • Polyamory
  • Homo/Bi/Herteroflexible-sexuality
  • Conversing with hackers/makers
  • Female equality (lack of girls in hacking, IT, STEM, faux geek gamers etc)
  • Random IT stuff
  • Random geekery / gaming
  • Bunnies!
  • Books/Reading

  • Dr. Who
  • Sherlock
  • Merlin
  • Once Upon A Time
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Farscape
  • Xena Warrior Princess
  • X-Files
  • La Femme Nikita
  • Warehouse 13
  • Eureka
Games (RPG, MMO, PC, Console, board, card, dice, LARP)
  • Pathfinder
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Shadowrun
  • Call of Cthulu
  • Vampire the masquerade
  • Portal
  • Doom
  • Quake
  • Tomb Raider
  • World of Goo
  • Dunegon Keeper II
  • Dungeons
  • Angry Birds
  • Lemmings
  • Super Mario Brothers
  • Duck Hunt
  • Space Invaders
  • Myst
  • Riven