Field Notes: An Event Apart Boston 2016 News

Automatticians, the people who build, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do in the community.

This week, designers Kjell Reigstad and Mel Choyce and code wrangler Kelly Dwan attended An Event Apart in Boston, Massachusetts. An Event Apart is a tech industry conference built by, and for, designers and developers who believe “that through advocacy and hard work, each of us can make a meaningful difference.” Mel shares her experience from the event.

Yesenia Perez-Cruz, taken by Jeffrey Zeldman. Photo licensed CC BY-ND 2.0. Yesenia Perez-Cruz, taken by Jeffrey Zeldman. Photo licensed CC BY-ND 2.0.

Every now and then a conference comes around that makes you want to get up and go work. That’s always been An Event Apart for me — I leave feeling energized and amped up, with a strong desire to make the world (or at least the web) a…

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Panini Authentic Honors Kevin Durant with Special Autograph, Memorabilia Deals

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Later tonight in Oakland, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will open the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals against Steph Curry and the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The battle between the last two men to win NBA MVP honors promises to be must-see material — and Panini Authentic is ready.

To celebrate Durant’s fourth trip to the NBA Western Conference Finals, Panini Authentic, the exclusive home for Durant autographs and memorabilia, is offering special pricing on several key Durant-autographed pieces while supplies last. Included among the playoff specials: Nike KD VI Maryland Blue Crab sneakers (limited to an edition of just five pairs), Oklahoma City Thunder Sunset Orange Alternate Swingman Jerseys, the intense “Emotion” 16-by-20 photograph (limited to an edition of 35), and the MVP-inscribed “KD” 16-by-20 photograph (limited to an edition of 35).

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Photo Challenge Double-play: Book(shelves)

By what I’m going to assume is sheer coincidence:) , this week’s OWPC and Travel Theme challenges both have a book theme. So here’s my entry for both, showing off my bookshelves.
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As you can see, not all of the shelf space is dedicated to books. There’s quite a few geeky collectibles on display.
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Odd Ball Challenge ’16 – Week 15

It’s been a while since I’ve made a COB submission, but something so cool happened this past Friday that I had to take pics of, and I thought I’d share them with you this week.


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Wednesday Wisdom – Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes - anne owl Original image by Anne Post/USFWS

April 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of  #National Poetry Month.  Our Wednesday Wisdom features poet Langston Hughes, an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.  His poem, “Dreams,” compliments the image of Galileo, the great horned owl, who lives at the York Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, ME.  Since his injury and rehabilitation he is now an ambassador for owl and raptor education for area children and adults.  Galileo can no longer fly but he is part of an organization whose mission and dream is to provide medical services, safe sanctuary and humane treatment for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife until they can be released back into the wild.  Our National Wildlife Refuges often partner with local wildlife rehab facilities for outreach and up close wildlife viewing and study.

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CFFC: Alleys ‘n Such

Hope you’re all having a good Sunday. Here’s my entry for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge.


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