What are the qualities that make a work “relatable,” and why have these qualities come to be so highly valued? To seek to see oneself in a work of art is nothing new, nor is it new to enjoy the sensation. Since Freud theorized the process of identification—as a means whereby an individual develops his or her personality through idealizing and imitating a parent or other figure—the concept has fruitfully been applied to the appreciation of the arts. Identification with a character is one of the pleasures of reading, or of watching movies, or of seeing plays, though if it is where one’s engagement with the work begins, it should not be where critical thought ends.http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/scourge-relatability
RVA Startup Weekend 2014 will happen September 19-21, and I want to personally invite you - and I’ll be there to help you as a mentor/coach at the event! I lead a team to a podium finish last year, so I know a thing or two about how to have a great time at this event.
There were a lot of “I“‘s in the last sentence, but the word to focus on there is “team” - the win we had last year wouldn’t have happened without the awesome team I was fortunate to be a part of. Did I form this team or know any of the people in advance? Nope. Well, I knew one guy but hadn’t worked with him before.
So, what I’m asking is if you are at all interested in startups and want to have an awesome time and learn a lot - sign up for RVA Startup Weekend 2014! I know a lot of my audience is “technical” so I want to be very clear, this event is for technical and non-technical folks alike. We had two people on our team last year working out the accounting and ROI calculation for our pitch!
Here’s some more info from the organizers:
At RVA Startup Weekend 2014, participants will take ideas from concept to pitch in just 54 hours. A community-driven think tank of our city’s best and brightest designers, developers, marketers and business professionals, Startup Weekend is an opportunity to showcase our thriving technology and innovation community. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/RVAStartupWkndAlso, because we support women in technology, women of any technical or non technical background can use the special code “WOMENINTECH” or use this link: https://rvasw.eventbrite.com/?discount=WOMENINTECH to get a $99 ticket for $25.There are two ways to engage with Startup Weekend:-Join us for Startup Weekend as an attendee to build a business in 54 hours — purchase a 25% discounted ticket for a designer or developer by using this link https://rvasw.eventbrite.com/?discount=DISCOUNTCODE-Join us for the Sunday night pitch to watch shark tank style presentations — purchase a demo day ticket by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1un9UdJ
For a few years I’ve wanted to put on a “developer summer camp” event - this finally happened yesterday at Camp APIWANNA, “We’ll hack things with these parts!” With the support of my employer and a great team that crossed many parts of the organization, this Internet of Things + APIs event for our internal associates was a ton of fun!
A new Tumblr blog - title says it all. Check it out & follow!
A story so delicately told
If you have 12 minutes today, watch this Oscar-winning animated short La Maison en Petits Cubes. It’s basically the best part of Up, but better.
Family at 10,460 ft. @jacksonhole (at Rendezvous Mountain - 10,450 ft.)
Richmond, VA #rva
Interesting. I have never considered using GitHub to manage projects — http://t.co/iY0KfBQUHI— Paul Boag (@boagworld) August 13, 2014
I like the suggestion of using Priority 1 and 2 tags in GitHub. We have some teams at work managing their backlog with it quite effectively now. As a Product Manager it’s cool to see my Issues get picked up and discussed.
"Now turn that until you see just one dog…" #rangefinder #Leica #photography