Why hackathons are not nonsense – or how a short term art salon/NaNoWriMo is pragmatically useful

View from coffee line, rockstar TEDActive barista making my drink 2011 . You learn a lot by watching the process! Thanks to a link from Dare Obasanjo, I was reading Scripting News ” Hackathons are Nonsense.” It’s a perfect nugget of thoughtful skepticism, where he notes that you won’t have a Julia Child movie about…


Plucky, passionate people who ship software the second time around

Sometimes blog posts from other people just combine in my head. I was reading Rory Blyth’s Are You Passionate About Utilizing Your Core Competencies To Effect Strategic Outcomes? about corporate-speak and then read Dare Obasanjo’s great post about the Second System effect (basically when a team goes nuts putting in all the frills they cut just…

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The Blog’s the Thing…even when it’s not the thing I am working on

Bummer to see Dare go “unblogged”. I respect his decision, but hope he will be back. He was an interesting voice, to say the least. I fielded some questions recently about blogging and engaging an audience from a coworker in another team this week, and realized the awesomeness of time passing, if that makes any…

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