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Year In Review

December 31, 2015

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A Taste of Koko

Earlier this year the person I reported to at the company I worked at sat me down and told me,

Jane – it’s great that the community recognizes you as a thought leader, but that’s not what we want.

I sent in my two weeks the next day.

The number one thing I’ve learned this year is, never let anyone tell what you can’t do. And if they do, prove them wrong.

This year has been a whirlwind of surprises.


A Taste of Koko

– 767 check-ins on Swarm


Texas Conference For Women

– invited to speak at Google, Whole Foods Global, T3, Texas Conference for Women, University of Texas Austin, and more!


A Taste of Koko

– a day in the life of a food blogger with Lenovo


Chi'lantro BBQ Kimchi Fries

– hosted my 3rd annual Food Crawl at SXSW


ATX Photowalk

– hosted my 1st photo walk at SXSW


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– summer vacation with Carnival Cruise Lines


How to Install Engineered Hardwood Floors

– finally installed hardwood flooring, something I’ve always wanted in my home!


Viceroy Miami Pool

weekend getaway to Miami with Booking.com


Nike Half Marathon

– ran my first half marathon. Thank you Nike & ClassPass for challenging me!


Sleeping Kittens

fostered 4 kittens from the Austin Animal Center, and it wasn’t easy.


Kittens 101 - 11 Tips How To Take Care Of Kittens

– adopted my first cat, meet Beethoven!


IKEA Home Tour

– IKEA home makeover


Studio 512 A Taste of Koko

– dining segment on KXAN Studio 512!


Dining at Alcomar

– my picks for 9 Best New Restaurants This Year In Austin


– accepted as a mentor for SXSW 2016 on Instagram!



Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.