Makerbot at Mesh is #socool

I was at Mesh last week and I got a chance to see a MakerBot, one of those 3D printers that’s making the rounds slowly but steadily becoming mainstream. Here are a few pictures of one up close. Seeing it work is pretty damn cool and knowing you can download objects and print them out …

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Brilliance isn’t Enough if you can’t Persuade via @lgeffen at #fitcto

Lanny Geffen, creative director at Digiflare based in the GTA, came to FITC 2013 to let this audience of designers, developers, business folks know that brilliance alone isn’t enough. If you can’t persuade the client to get on board, then you’ve already lost.

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If you’re the Rainbow Fish don’t give away your Shiny Scales with Dan Mall

Dan Mall worked at Big Spaceship and other agencies as an art director, in design and also strategy. He started his presentation talking about the rainbow fish, his daughter’s favourite book. The rainbow fish had pretty scales that it gave away to make friends but it was no longer as pretty, well Mall says that you’re the rainbow fish and don’t need to give your shiny scales away.

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Random Hacks of Kindness (Toronto Edition) – Jumping into One Plant

Last weekend I decided to try Random Hacks of Kindness Toronto and it was a great experience and makes me appreciate the skills and capabilities of all those coders and developers out there. Makes me wish I could do some development. I am more of an ideas kind of guy and play in the writer’s room versus the coding world. One Saturday when we had to choose between projects I was debating between three of them.

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