This was my second year attending the Lean Startup Conference. Last year I was an attendee, and this year I was honored to have been selected as a speaker. I’ll admit that having my own dedicated timeslot (at 2:30pm the final day of the conference) meant I was never completely in “learner” mode, in the[…]
This past weekend I attended the Global Startup Battle at Boulder Startup Weekend. I attended the weekend to see how the mentors (a team of heavy hitters from different industries) would guide the teams to validate their ideas and identify viable business models. Perhaps I should have had an inkling that that wasn’t their focus[…]
It’s been several years since I was doing a lot of public speaking as part of my role at Worldways Social Marketing. I’m now prepared to share my insights on intrapreneurship and innovation with others.
Back in a post last August, I asked you, my blog readers and twitter followers, to vote for my SxSW proposal: “Forging your Ideal Career”. And you listened! Today I’m very happy to announce that I will be speaking at the 2010 South By Southwest Interactive Festival. As I mentioned back in the blog post,[…]
Earlier this week I attended at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, CA. As a technologist, I attend several conferences a year (in the past 6 months, I’ve attended the Thin Air Summit, Web Directions North, WordCamp Denver, South By Southwest, and now NTC.) The use of social media and technology at these conferences[…]
Back in February, Seth wrote a post entitled “Sprint!” in his blog: The best way to overcome your fear of creativity, brainstorming, intelligent risk taking or navigating a tricky situation might be to sprint. When we sprint, all the internal dialogue falls away and we just go as fast as we possibly can. When you’re[…]
Sessions at the South By SouthWest conference are classified as keynotes, solo presentations, panels, core conversations, book reading, or trade show events. In my initial planning of sessions to attend, I shied away from the Core Conversations, as I worried that the non-structured format would not offer the insights as more planned sessions. As it[…]
I used to run with the Nationwide Running Club. Anyone who worked at Nationwide was welcome to join, but our core group of weekend warriors were primarily technical: a Database Administrator, an IT Officer, a Systems Architect, an Engineer, a GIS Specialist, and a few Actuaries. We were rounded out with a Resource Librarian and[…]
RI_comp_2 Originally uploaded by Resource Interactive I just came across this old photo from the iCitizen conference held by Resource Interactive last May. I’m working the social media cafe, speaking with David Griner and another conference attendee about lifestreaming. We discussed wordpress, tumblr, flickr, twitter and digsby.
As I mentioned, I’d been speaking with some of my colleagues at Resource Interactive about a pitch for SxSW. Lara Lebeiko had the idea of speaking about women in the IT field. I have my notes from one of our phone conversations, where she said she did not want it to be a feminazi panel[…]