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We Built a Thing: the Virtual Design Master 2019 Hackathon Result

There have been a number of times in my life and career where I have decided to share an idea with the world hoping that it may work and entirely willing to ride the results, whether it’s to success or to failure.  And by failure, I really mean to a profound learning experience.  This past Friday (August 9th) proved to …

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Virtual Design Master – Episode 1 Recap – “The Idea”

Virtual Design Master Season 6 has begin with a fun twist this year!  We launched the first of four webinars in an educational series that will end up with a super exciting opportunity to be a part of a 24 hour virtual hackathon that is happening in August. via GIPHY I was joined on the livestream by Virtual Design Master …

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Hackathon for Ops – How Virtual Design Master is Lowering the Barrier to more Inclusive Hackathons

UPDATE WITH ON-DEMAND LINKS: Episode 1 – The Idea: Watch On-Demand Episode 2 – Building the Team Watch On-Demand Episode 3 – Product Management for Hackathons Watch On-Demand Episode 4 – Watch Live 7/25 here: https://www.youtube.com/c/EricWrightDiscoPosse/live Have you ever thought about joining in on a Hackathon but you didn’t because you don’t know your Foo from your Bar?  The reality …

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How do we make Hackathons more Inclusive?

One of the things that I do as part of a technology community event organizer and contributor is to try to introduce new things to each community.  Reducing the echo chamber effect is one if the better ways to grow the skills of the members and also increases the ability to bring in new people into the group.  Many of …