- working on something which I care about
- working with people that I trust
- having great friends and family that are incredibly supportive
- achieving my childhood ambition
- get to play games and call it ‘research’
Interface3 has just crossed another milestone. Through these last few years, we’ve worked hard and kept going. I aim to have the same commitment and standards for the next few years.
From 90 things I’ve learned from Founding 4 Technology Companies:
Find your company’s One Thing.
Your One Thing falls at the intersection of 3 truths:
The one thing you and your team are most passionate about.
The one thing you and your team have a realistic shot at being the best in the world at.
A huge untapped market opportunity.
Well, it’s been a while but it’s been worth the wait. Sharon Moore and I are organising a BCS Women dinner/event on 27th June, starting at 6pm at the IBM offices in Edinburgh.
Save the date!
The last 6 months has seen two of my best friends get engaged – Phil and Hilary and Ianthe and Mark.
Ianthe and Mark’s wedding won’t be until Summer 2013 (it seems so long away!) and it since it’s going to my first wedding as a bridesmaid! Congratulations to them both!
A few weeks ago, I was in the U.S. for a mammoth 2.5 week trip encompassing 4 different conferences:
- Cross Creative San Francisco Trip
- Digital Media and Learning (DML)
- Games Developers Conference (GDC)
- South by South West (SxSW)
It was probably one of most memorable trips of my entire life.
There are some great photos by Carole Dunlop from TRC on the XCreative trip.
I also came back with a ton of ideas for Interface3. All this got pulled into a strategic plan that we’re adding to, modifying and executing. Watch out for news!
Spurred on by a conversation this afternoon, I’m going to try and tick another thing off my list by saying no to things this week.
This ‘thing’ was created because I would say ‘yes’ too much – to a fixing something, or to buying something or to organising some event. I’m just really bad for agreeing to do stuff.
So for this week, unless its to do with business, its going to be a ‘no’. Gulit-free no …
A few weeks ago I went to Culture Hackday Scotland 2011. I wrote about it on StartupCafe.
I made this:
Its basically a mashup between Microsoft Pivot and the Edinburgh International Festival Programme.
Here is an account of why I did this:
For me, I really wanted to do something that could be used for this year’s festival. And since the only programme for 2011 available was Edinburgh International Festival, and it was complete (and in an excel spreadsheet), I decided to try and get it tidied up and visualise the whole programme in a much more interactive way in Microsoft Pivot.
Since I needed to use a windows machine and my little netbook wasn’t quite big enough for me, I moved my desktop machine to have a little retro 1990s-style portable office.
It took a little while because there just needed to be some thinking behind how best to present the data and which categories to pick. Once done, it wasn’t too bad. (And because the hack was relatively straightforward, I did actually get some decent sleep in).
The result is a silverlight app that allows you to sort via pictures. Best thing is, its ready to be deployed on the web, meaning that anyone who wants to visit the EIF this year, can look through shows on the web. I just need to find somewhere to host it.