I stumbled across Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech at YouTube today. I have seen it before, once used as part of a presentation, and find it really inspiring.
I have watched David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization and I really like it. It's amazing how much easier it is - at least for me - to grasp things when they are visual. David quotes Rosling and says "Let the dataset change your mindset", I like that one. David McCandless turns complex data... Continue Reading →
I just watched Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! over at TED. It's a great speech with an important message. In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents... Continue Reading →
In November 2009 I made a presentation at Øredev. The video of my presentation is now up on the Øredev site: Project success by helping project members realize their full potential. The video is also on Vimeo. The video is 44 minutes long, first half is my presentation and the second half is Q&A.
When browsing Øredev's videos from the 2009 conference I found another one that interests me. Dan North talks about Our Obsession with Efficiency. The description says: So here's the thing, I don't believe in efficiency. It's our obsession with efficiency that has got us into the current technology mess, and which has led almost directly... Continue Reading →
A post at Presentation Zen, Hans Rosling & the art of storytelling with statistics, took me to TED and the presentation by Hans Rosling at TEDIndia. Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force.... Continue Reading →
The videos from Øredev 2009 are starting to show up. Scott Hanselman had a keynote on Information Overload and Managing the Flow that I missed at the conference but now have seen on video. The program text says: As developers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More APIs, more documentation,... Continue Reading →
I am scheduled to speak at Øredev 2009, an IT Conference for Sharing Knowledge. Øredev is the premier conference in Europe focused on the software development process. Nearly 1000 programmers, developers, engineers, educators, testers and managers gather to share their knowledge and experience. My presentation is scheduled on November 5 in the track Aspects of... Continue Reading →
On Twitter @ColinLewis mentioned the JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech from June 5 2008 on the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. It's a brilliant speech with wit and wisdom, I have listened to it several times already. Total time is around 20 minutes, time well spent. There are several versions available, these... Continue Reading →
I am a big fan of TED and TEDTalks. TED has spun off a series of TEDx-events, learn more at TEDx. In the spirit of "Ideas Worth Spreading," TEDx is a program that enables schools, businesses, libraries or just groups of friends to enjoy a TED-like experience through events they themselves organize, design and host.... Continue Reading →