DaTechGuy Interviews National Press Club Mark Kirkioran CIS Important Update

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DaTechGuy Interviews National Press Club Mark Kirkioran CIS Important Update

I am in Wash­ing­ton today for an off the record Sem­i­nar at the National Press Club hosted by the Cen­ter of Immi­gra­tion Stud­ies which invited me to attend. The head of CIS Mark Kirko­rian gra­ciously sat for a brief interview

While the con­tents and the ses­sions of the event itself are all off the record, I was per­mit­ted to inter­view atten­dees and speak­ers indi­vid­u­ally both at the open­ing recep­tion and on the day of the event. Those inter­views will fol­low in sub­se­quent posts. If the antic­i­pa­tion is burn­ing within you and you can’t wait for the blog posts, all of my day 1 inter­views are now avail­able on my youtube channel

Inci­den­tally if you wish to be well informed on the issue of Immi­gra­tion you can find the CIS blog here

UPDATE: 619 Hav­ing got home from my trip I started to import the audio from my inter­views to audac­ity to include them in my pod­cast, when I tried to import this one I noted that for some rea­son it seems to stop a 2:45 even though the inter­view was five min­utes long. Play­ing the raw file Mp4 file back for some rea­son at that mark it sim­ply stopped record­ing and only dis­plays the video. My guess is it was an issue dur­ing import since all my other files (other than when the cards ran full) worked prop­erly how­ever because the import was rushed to make room and the file size was of the Mp4 was con­sis­tent with the full inter­view I had no rea­son to sus­pect there was any issue and sim­ply did my mass upload of all inter­views as I nor­mally do. My apolo­gies to Mr. Kirkio­r­ian and to you dear read­ers for not notic­ing this fault until now.


While CIS kindly spon­sored my atten­dance at their event there are still quite a few inci­den­tal expenses involved, not the least of which was the loss of two days pay from my reg­u­lar job (my thanks to them BTW for per­mit­ting me the time off to accept CIS’ invitation)

Addi­tion­ally and as you might have noticed with 2016 nearly 50% com­plete our annual goal for DaTip­Jar is only at 19.6%

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I am in Washington today for an off the record Seminar at the National Press Club hosted by the Center of Immigration Studies which invited me to attend. The head of CIS Mark Kirkorian graciously sat for a brief interview

While the contents and the sessions of the event itself are all off the record, I was permitted to interview attendees and speakers individually both at the opening reception and on the day of the event. Those interviews will follow in subsequent posts. If the anticipation is burning within you and you can’t wait for the blog posts, all of my day 1 interviews are now available on my youtube channel

Incidentally if you wish to be well informed on the issue of Immigration you can find the CIS blog here

UPDATE: 6/19 Having got home from my trip I started to import the audio from my interviews to audacity to include them in my podcast, when I tried to import this one I noted that for some reason it seems to stop a 2:45 even though the interview was five minutes long. Playing the raw file Mp4 file back for some reason at that mark it simply stopped recording and only displays the video. My guess is it was an issue during import since all my other files (other than when the cards ran full) worked properly however because the import was rushed to make room and the file size was of the Mp4 was consistent with the full interview I had no reason to suspect there was any issue and simply did my mass upload of all interviews as I normally do. My apologies to Mr. Kirkiorian and to you dear readers for not noticing this fault until now.


While CIS kindly sponsored my attendance at their event there are still quite a few incidental expenses involved, not the least of which was the loss of two days pay from my regular job (my thanks to them BTW for permitting me the time off to accept CIS’ invitation)

Additionally and as you might have noticed with 2016 nearly 50% complete our annual goal for DaTipJar is only at 19.6%

If you like the interviews you see here over the next day or two and the work done here by me and my magnificent seven bloggers in general please consider hitting DaTipJar




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If we can somehow double our annual goal then I would be a position to cover national events without requiring the sponsorship of the groups putting them on to attend.


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