I’m sitting on my couch with my girls, watching Super Hero Squad, enjoying much needed cuddles while my thoughts drift to a replay of last weekend, an hour+ outside of Austin, Texas. It’s barely a week since Up to All of Us and a number of tweets, pictures and blog posts have been shared about the event. I’ve taken a few stabs at summing up my thoughts about the experience, and I’ll publish the other drafts (eventually). Today, my thoughts turn to my role in this adventure, what makes Up to All of Us special and why this year was different from last year — because it was different.
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I'm an Organization Designer and Strategist with a deep passion to help people become better neighbors and citizens. My interests include games, mobile technologies, social media, tech standards and other nerdy pursuits. I have a knack for delivering on big, innovative ideas.
I'm the Community Manager for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and I'm the Chief Learning Officer of my company, Problem Solutions, but this website and the opinions here are my own. I'm also known as "The Beard." I provide support to the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative.
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- How Unconferences Work
- Over the past year with two gatherings for Up to All of Us, we’ve continued to make the time in each excursion to build a common language we can all speak which helps set the expectations that we’re here to make ideas better and shared… not to cut them down. One can argue a lot [...] Read more – ‘How Unconferences Work’.
- I, Baristo
- I spent a Wednesday afternoon at the Intelligentsia RoastingWorks facility enjoying a birthday present I gave to myself: a class offering Barista training. Intelligentsia is one of a few highly renown coffee roasters in the US and their facility — particularly their test kitchen — is the proving ground for many of the people pouring your [...] Read more – ‘I, Baristo’.
- Reflections on 2012
- So we get it out-of-the-way, here is the executive summary of things I did instead of just talk about doing these things in 2012: I helped lead the charge on moving “Project Tin Can” into a full-on specification called Experience API with a whole bunch of people. I founded a new community (and a retreat) [...] Read more – ‘Reflections on 2012’.