I am Chris Austin, otherwise known as “Maven”, and I’ve been around on the internet on one website or another aggregating and writing about California water since 2007. Through the years, I have developed a reputation for being an impartial source for California water news and information.
My latest creation is Maven’s Notebook, a website on California water that features both original news as well as content curated from a variety of internet resources. My ‘beat’ as I see it are the many state agency meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars that I attend, and if I have time, I’ll summarize a report or two. I supplement my original news content with water news content from around the web – newspaper articles, editorials, commentaries, blogs, press releases, legal analyses, reports and scientific research, as well as breaking news – whenever it occurs. It is through this unique combination of both original content as well as the aggregated news content from around the web that makes Maven’s Notebook your complete source for California water news unlike no other.
Sharing information with people has always been something I have enjoyed and been good at, whether it is developing websites and online presentations, talking about water issues to schoolchildren, or training employees on software and procedures. If you feel I have skills you can put to use, a project for me, or even if you’d like to just drop me a line, you can email me at: maven (at) mavensnotebook (dot) com. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn (just say you are my friend) and follow me on Facebook.
But I don’t stop there; I am constantly looking to up my game. Like Sara Winchester and the Winchester House, I am never, ever done developing my websites. I have a multitude of ideas for organization and internet tools – things that I see as needed but no one has implemented yet, so stay tuned!
There is more information about me on my work website, MavensNotebook.com.
Thanks for visiting my website, and taking the time to read about me!