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…

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TEDActive was a different kind of conference

TEDActive was a different kind of conference for me ( though similar to other technical conferences  in its lack of sleep, regular pace, and of course, being thrown in with large quantities of people I didn’t know before I came).  That lack of sleep hampers the writing of this blog post, but I wanted to…

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Going to TEDActive

TEDActive is not actually the first conference of my year – CES was, and while I tweeted a lot about it during and after, I really didn’t blog about it. There are some things still churning around in my brain from talking with Chris Brogan that are blog-worthy, but then I got derailed working on…

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