Itâ€™s already been three weeks since our last PechaKucha Night. Since weâ€™ve already made a lot of headway getting the next set of speakers together for the September event at SPARKcon it feels more like months ago, though!
I wanted to take a moment to relive and reflect on that night.
It was such a great event though that I can still feel the energy in the room. I remember the smiles as guests, organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and even curious passerbys walked into Relevanceâ€™s snazzy loft office space to grab some wine or beer, Mediterranean appetizers, . . . → Read More: PechaKucha: Creative Minds do Durham
Sometimes you need to step away from the daily grind and try something new. That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing the past month:
Spoke at an “unconference”. As my most recent post stated, I gave my first presentation to a group of about 15 product developers, product managers, and others after giving a quick 20-second pitch to a group of about 100 at ProductCamp RTP on May 22nd. It was a fantastic success. I learned a tremendous amount about my own public speaking skills as well as learning how to teach and/or explain an idea to a group . . . → Read More: Mixing It Up
As some you may know, I helped organize an event this month called Pecha Kucha. While youâ€™re still trying to figure out how to pronounce that, Iâ€™m already basking in the warm-n-fuzzy creative juices as a result of the presentations and the engaging audience.
I will admit that I was unable to focus and didnâ€™t comprehend all of the speakersâ€™ presentations at the time of the event due in part to being an organizer and trying to make sure everything went smoothly and in part due to the extremely distracting & noisy sorority girls present in the room. Hmmm . . . → Read More: Pecha Kucha: A New Sector of Raleigh Creative Minds
I wrote the following essay for my college composition class freshman year (so please forgive the poor/formal writing style!) about Richard Rodriguezâ€™s autobiographical exploration about the end of his education. I was reading over it the other day and realized that some of the main ideas in this paper would be interesting to revisit now that Iâ€™ve graduated college and am trying to find ways to continue learning in a post-formal-education life. I discovered while reading Richard Rodriguezâ€™s â€śThe Achievement of Desireâ€ť that there is a stark difference between what I believe he refers to as the â€śend . . . → Read More: The End of Education