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Meet the WDS Attendees: Part III

[Part I] [Part II] [Part III] This is the final installment highlighting the stories of WDS attendees from this last year. In this last video, attendees were only given one minute each to tell their story (though it wasn’t strictly enforced). They talk about: Finding the right company to work for and making it happen […]

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Meet the WDS Attendees: Part II

[Part I] [Part II] [Part III – coming soon] Last week I started this three-part series of sharing WDS attendee stories. In this session, five attendees spoke of their passions and how it applied to all the others in attendance. They spoke of: Inviting those with disabilities to participate and contribute to the world around […]

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Meet the WDS Attendees: Part I

[Part I] [Part II] [Part III – coming soon] Last year I attended WDS for the first time. At this point, I’m sure there are some of my friends who are a little tired of hearing about how amazing the conference was. I bring it up here again because I’m now in the planning phase […]

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I Believe in Creativity

Grown ups never understood anything by themselves. And it is rather tedious to have to explain things to them time and again. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Every morning, millions of young children make their way to school. We place them in classrooms, and decree they should learn. Teachers, many of who work […]

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World Domination and Other Extracurricular Activities

I think it may take some time to fully digest this weekend. #WDS2013 — Trev Harmon (@trev_harmon) July 8, 2013 If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, this last weekend you would have noticed a large number of posts tagged with #WDS2013. While you may be tempted to think I was at the World […]

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4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

There’s a growing trend known as gamification, perhaps you’ve heard of it. Perhaps not. Gamification is the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. ~ Gamification Wiki We see many, many different examples of it in our daily lives, though we may not really notice them or […]

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And I try, and I made it.

In the early 2000’s, a devastating drought hit Malawi, which led to widespread famine in 2002. This situation was exacerbated by a government many felt were slow to act, slowing aid to those hard hit in the rural communities. The suffering was great, as the poor (and not so poor) saw what little they had […]