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Ask the Patch Pro: Seeking Local Techies

Patch is looking for experts who can talk electronics and share their expertise this week.

It's the season of giving and chances are, you probably have some fancy technology to cross off your holiday shopping lists. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about Blue-ray players, iPads, smartphones and television sets, but we need a little help. 

In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice.

If you are a local techie or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to jordan.lanham@patch.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 29. 

Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:

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Mary Baum November 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I'm a web developer and creative director who's been supporting Macs in various forms for 25 years. I'll open any hardware short of a late-model iMac - and have replaced fans, drives and memory in laptops, desktops and currently a Mini - and tend to take on email and other IT admin as part of a web dev and branding assignment. Mary Baum @marybaum
Jordan Lanham November 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Hi Mary! Thanks for the comment! Please email me at jordan.lanham@patch.com so I can add you to our expert list!
Karl Frank Jr. November 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I'm in: karlfrankjr.com for company information.
Jordan Lanham November 26, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Thanks Karl!
Mike Wilkerson November 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Hi, Jordan! Mike Wilkerson, professional Blogger, Podcaster and New Media Educator here. Between this and my product and entertainment review experience, I'd love to be included in your crew of folks that can provide answers to those seeking them. Let me know how I can help and have a great rest of your CyberMonday!
Deb November 27, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Wow - I've never seen so many COMMENTS on an Affton-Patch article LoL. That's great! You guys should have a column about being single in St. Louis. In a town where EVERYTHING is geared to the marrieds & family - it would certainly set you apart & likely get you many new readers. St.Louis was just voted in the Top 10 Cities for Singles. Why? Why not write about it? Why not feature one new bachelor/bachelorette on Patch each week.Write about issues affecting singles in St.Louis? Just an idea.... Sincerely, Deb W in Affton
Ian Ranney November 27, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I am experienced in a variety of areas spanning from Android Mobile Development, Analytical Report Development utilizing IBM Cognos and Crystal Reports to Telephony and Dialer Support. I am glad to assist in any way.
Ken Tucker November 27, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Hi Jordan I teach social media marketing and own and run an online marketing company called Changescape Web. I serve as the co-chair for the St. Charles County Chambers of Commerce Technology Committee. I also sell solar electric power systems. I'd be happy to answer any tech questions Thanks Ken Tucker @Changescape
Jordan Lanham November 27, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Thanks to all of the local techies who volunteered! I will add you all to the list! Please send me your email address so I can send you the link to the article on Thursday! :) jordan.lanham@patch.com
Joe Balsarotti November 29, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Joe Balsarotti, has over 30 years of computer industry experience, reaching back to the days of the Apple II. His career began at the age of 15, when he was already being paid as a computer consultant. At 16, he began work at Computer Country, the local computer chain where within two years he was installing school computer labs throughout the region. While attending College in the morning, Joe was hired by Software Galleria, a once-national chain of software-only stores where within six months he became buyer and then also, store manager. At the demise of the chain, Joe immediately found himself at Software To Go, a local three-store chain with national aspirations. After two years as buyer, Joe was promoted to Director of Operations and in 1992, Joe purchased the company from the retiring founder, Peter Reunert. In 2005 , Joe was given the honor of being chosen for a ‘cover story’ in Computer Reseller News, the computer industry trade paper. The article focuses on the challenges independent technology providers face getting assistance and support from manufacturers and tech distributors. Balsarotti also was invited to attend ceremonies at the Computer Industry Hall of Fame in 2004 and has participated in various panels during industry trade shows and conferences across the country. In addition, Joe serves on the Dealer Advisory Panel of the ASCII Group, an 25-year old organization of over 1000 independent computer and technology solution providers.

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