Bivvy is short for Bivouac...
so what is a Bivouac, anyway?
Bivouac refers to a "temporary campsite" or "the action of sheltering."
Though usually used to describe a "self-sufficient encampment,"
some sources say the word "bivouac" emerged from French, with a German dialect,
and referred to "the night watch" or "a protective vigil."
These days, bivouac has become synonymous
with the best-of-the-best "premier gear"
for outdoor adventuring,
and specifically, the most-exquisite, self-contained lean-to
that is fun, and awesome, to sleep in.
A feat of amazing engineering and exceptional design,
some bivouacs are strategically constructed
to cling to mountainsides
and provide everything a mountain climber needs
to weather a long ascent to the summit.
offers all you need to survive and thrive in the creative landscape of modern life... whether on the simple adventure of tech-savvy, entrepeneurial-spirited human living
climbing the mountain of a start-up launch or new career,
TechBivvy is fun
and full of helpful and inspiring resources.
The Grounding Team
Julia Takahashi is an architect and urban designer with over 30 years of experience. She was an early adopter of green building principles and techniques and is committed to both sustainable building AND sustainable community. She has worked on architectural projects ranging from large scale affordable housing to smaller commercial centers, and has a wide range of experience in community planning, mixed use and residential design, and more recently as a digital entrepreneur with her first online magazine, Diisynology.com. She has a talent for envisioning potential where others do not and in creating new paradigms.. Several of her concepts have won national awards, and she is a passionate futurist. Julia has always been interested in what make communities click. Among the diverse communities she has worked with are small mountain towns in Colorado, Chinatown Los Angeles, farmers in Northern New Mexico, main street business owners, and Chapters of the Navajo Nation. Each time, she has listened, learned and helped each community create its own unique future. Her mission at TechBivvy is to do the same for the new technology sector.
Jennifer Nevarez is a certified teacher and seasoned administrator with over 30 years of experience in the education and non-profit sector., in addition to business experience with S.A.I.C. working in software development and deployment. As the founder of the Community Learning Network, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger communities through "real-life learning." she has developed and launched a wide range of successful programs including S.E.E. Southwest Experiential Learning, The "Love Where We Live" Youth Ambassadors training program, the statewide New Mexico Career Profiles project, and New Mexico TechWorks through which the national TechHire initiative is being stewarded in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. She is also well-knows for developing and implementing in multiple cities the infamous national "Crazy Hair Day, Crazy About Reading" initiative sponsored by Starbucks and many others. Committed, creative, and passionate, she has a knack for weaving things together, integrating all aspects of a project in an amazingly good way, and igniting a creative momentum that usually proves irresistibly inspiring and transformational. Heartfully insistent that we can and should do a better job for a future generations, she delights in exploring what it means to create well-being for life and supporting others in creating a life worth living.