Frank Podlaha
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Leonard Knight Aug 1, 2012. 1 Reply

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How did you find EOK?
I met Leo one day at his Sequioa Hills building.
Who are you? (family, school, work, hobbies, interests, dreams)
************************** STREET JELLY ************************** is Live Streaming Music.

Musicians perform live by webcam. Music Lovers watch
and chat with musicians, much like a chat room. Viewers
purchase virtual tokens which they give as tips to the musicians.
The musicians then cash out the tokens for real money we
send through PayPal.

Think of it like Self-Broadcasting meets Micro-Donations
meets Street Musicians! Check it out, it's all free to
sign up, watch, play.

Frank is a developer rock-star and the "Grand Wizard of Automating Processes in the Cloud." He is the owner of Carp Data Service, LLC (internet and software consulting) serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Tri-Cites, Chattanooga, Nashville, Asheville, and all around East Tennessee.

Frank proactively improves business productivity with process automation. Boy, is that a tongue twister! What that really means is putting together the benefits of cloud services with the overall goals of the business. Sounds simple, but it takes an experienced big-picture person with highly tuned technical skills.

-,, cloud solution architecture
- Strategic Technology Planning, and "Part time CTO" services
- Amazon Web Services, cloud hosting and infrastructure
- Small Business Specialist
- Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Analysis
- Custom websites, e-commerce, and database applications
- Mobile apps and websites
How has EOK helped you?

Frank Podlaha's Blog

Get Early Adopters to your Startup

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 10:31am 0 Comments

EOK folks, you NEED to check out this new service called ErliBird!  It's a company that helps start-ups by bringing quality new users to your site.  These are "early adopter" users that are interested in innovative technology, entrepreneurs, new apps, and so on.  ErliBird has a gaming system within their app to make it fun and rewarding for their members to become part of new start-ups. …


StreetJelly makes the press in Wyoming

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

StreetJelly musician Damian Trujillo featured in his city newspaper, The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY.

SHERIDAN — Damian Trujillo isn’t your typical street musician. The Americana-inspired instrumentalist and vocalist may…

EOK video shoot for

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:13am 5 Comments

More awesomeness from EOK.  We used the shared space down in Sequoyah Hills to shoot a video for  The video is not ready yet, it's in "post-production."  I don't really know what that means, but it sounds good.  We'll use the video for a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the streaming music site. …


The First 20 Days on StreetJelly (and my favorite moment so far)

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 1:51pm 1 Comment went live on August 15th, 2012!  StreetJelly is a streaming music website for live performances.  Here is a run down how the first twenty days have gone, which have been nothing short of amazing.  First though, we are grateful for all the new artists and viewers on the site.  We really appreciate everyone for helping spread the word, "liking" us on…

Continue! EOK members in news with new restaurant rewards program.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

EOK Member Tricia Roskop makes a splash in the local Knoxville restaurant scene with a new rewards program aimed at supporting local, independently-owned restaurants.  Read the article here from EOK good friend Carly Harrington.  And don't… Continue

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At 2:40pm on November 23, 2011, Leonard Knight said…

Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a great one! ~Leo


At 6:43pm on January 4, 2011, James George said…
Thanks! Hopefully you will check out my two sites. I am really considering full time freelancing in Design here in Knoxville, but I am curious if the market here is enough to sustain me. I am a graphic and web designer, and I also write a blog, and I am building it up to sell advertising space. Hopefully there are many people looking for my services.
At 12:12pm on December 12, 2010, Leonard Knight said…

Love the new Website! But I didn't see a way to create an that by choice?  Drupal is my favorite CMS!  ~Leo

At 12:33am on September 28, 2010, Jason Roberts said…
Thanks, I appreciate the welcome message. We should do lunch at Panera sometime soon.
At 11:03am on January 29, 2010, Frank Podlaha said…
News: We are now offering “Amazon Web Services” Consulting

You heard about Cloud Computing. You thought about moving your servers and websites to the cloud. You did some research and found the leader in cloud infrastructure: AWS, Amazon Web Services ( You look deeper into starting an AWS system, then you realize it is overwhelmingly geeky. Yes, AWS can be a bear to setup the first time.

We are here to help. Carp Data is now offering its AWS expertise as a consulting service. We use Amazon Web Services for all our hosting and web applications. We consult with you to setup, manage, and train your staff to use all the great tools from Amazon: Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2), Elastic Block Store (EBS), Simple Storage Service (S3), Relational Database Service (RDS), and so on.

An Amazon server, now called a “node” in the cloud, starts around $75/month with full root access. Build a web farm with load balancing and a redundant relational database for less than $250/month at Amazon. Great commodity pricing, however, doesn’t help if you don’t have the resources to implement the plan. That’s where we come in. We consult with you every step of the way, as little or as much help as you need.

Contact Us to get started in The Cloud.


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