Arrival in Germany - March 2011
I’ll write more about the ups and downs of the trip later, but since work is so crazy and time is short, I’ll start with some quick pictures, and circle back around to the rest later. Sunday, March 27, 2011 My arrival in Frankfurt. I’ve gotten so used to flying domestically, that I forgot what it was like to get on a really big plane. (Artem, Sasha S. and Sasha B.) After...
SXSWi: Interactive Narratives
This was just cool. And in my quest for a way to marry my love of writing and telling stories, with a way to make a living, this is fabulously appealing. In the session called “Interactive Narratives: Creating the Future of Storytelling” the panel discussed something incredibly cool: telling a multi-threaded story across social mediums to build an interactive experience between...
In a Sunday session called “Shopping as a Revolutionary Act” I got a pleasant surprise. It’s something I wasn’t previously familiar with that now I want to dig into more: Vendor Relationship Management. This is the inverse of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). The idea being that instead of vendors relying on collecting data from customers, that customers own their...
SXSWi: Being a Generalist
There was a great session on Saturday that has had me thinking ever since: it was about how to build a career as a generalist. This is a tricky thing and one that I’ve already struggled with, because my approach to project management (even before I was willing to admit it) has always been a generalist’s approach. Now, to be fair, it’s very, very easy to be a specialist in...
I have a new goal for SXSW Interactive this year: instead of spending this conference trying to learn more about topics I already know (which never, ever works and always leaves me highly frustrated), I am focusing on brand new topics that interest me and about which I know next to nothing.