2017: Year in Review

aNm Business Highlights

What a year2017 has been a whirlwind of activity for aNm. From a new federal contract award, to an entire webinar series, to conference presentations, to comic conventions, and even a new published graphic novel – it has been a phenomenal 12 months here at aNm.

iSpring Reviews include Michael Sheyahshe as expert

iSpring Solutions published an extensive online review and comparison of various eLearning authoring tools. To ensure accuracy, iSpring brought in a few industry-experts – such as Joe Ganci and Michael Sheyahshe – to provide insight about these various authoring environments. You can read the blog entry about iSpring’s review here – http://www.alter-nativemedia.com/2017/07/14/ispring-reviews-mention-sheyahshe/.

Continued Celebration of IPI

Comic creator Teddy Tso took time out of his busy career to share his work in comics with his superhero, Captain Paiute. Read about his background and work at IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry # 12.

New Federal Client

In late 2017, aNm was awarded a US federal contract to provide services to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2018. aNm will share more about this exciting project as it progresses. Until then read about our new client: NMAI.

Webinar hosted by iSpring
Webinar hosted by iSpring

Webinar Series: How to Create Great eLearning Content

aNm Technologist Michael Sheyahshe shared his insight and knowledge in a 10-part weekly webinar series, hosted by iSpring Solutions. The series, “How to Create Great eLearning Content from A to Z”, focused on creating eLearning and training from initial concept to final deployment. The webinar recordings can be viewed at the iSpring website at https://www.ispringsolutions.com/blog/how-to-create-online-course/.

Caddo Search Engine (“CSE”) app for Android Devices updated

aNm worked on several significant updates to the CSE app, during the last weeks of 2017. Though the actual build did not hit the Google Play store until just after the new year, much hard work went into updating the Caddo language app during 2017.


aNm’s Michael Sheyahshe presented at two major conferences during 2017. In addition to providing expert insight during the presentations, these eLearning Guild conferences provided excellent opportunities for networking, great conversation, good food and drink, and fantastic conversations with other eLearning people.

Sheyahshe presenting on VR
Sheyahshe presenting on VR

Learning Solutions 2017

Sheyahshe presented, “Create VR on a Shoestring Budget”, at Learning Solutions Conference 2017 in Orlando, FL. Read about this event – and see the super-cool 360° video promo created as a “teaser” for his talk – at http://www.alter-nativemedia.com/2017/04/02/lscon2017-webinars-and-more/.

DevLearn 2017

Michael Sheyahshe also presented at DevLearn in Las Vegas, NM, giving an encore presentation, “Create More Advanced Content Using iSpring, Right Out of the Box” for the good folks at iSpring. Read more about the conference presentation, discussions, food, & friends at http://www.alter-nativemedia.com/2017/11/03/devlearn-2017review/.

Comic Book Conventions

aNm attended several cons in 2017. Despite the summer heat, Phoenix Comic Con was fantastic and the cosplayers were amazing.

Highlights from Phoenix Comic Con 2019
Highlights from Phoenix Comic Con 2019

Denver Comic Con is always a great time and 2017 was no different. Great costumes, great vendors great beer & food, and even a few celebrities make it better!

Highlights from Denver Comic Con 2017
Highlights from Denver Comic Con 2017

Albuquerque’s own Indigenous Comic Con 2017 was a tremendous success. aNm’s Michael Sheyahshe had the pleasure to be on special panel with comic book super-starsJay Ojick (Kagagi), Arigon Starr (Superindian), and Tim Truman (Scout).

Panel at ICC2017
Panel at ICC2017


MOONSHOT The Indigenous Comics Collection, volume 2 – the anticipated Kickstarter-funded follow-up showcasing Indigenous writers and fabulous artist – was successfully published by AHComics in  2017. Michael Sheyahshe provided the book’s introduction and was a contributing author for the story, “Do Wild Turkeys Dream of Electric Drums?”. You can purchase volume 2 at aNm’s online shop, while supplies last,

That’s not all…

Thank you for making 2017 a fabulous year. There’s much more in store from aNm coming in 2018. Contact us today to see how we can help you this coming year!

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