Creatively curious

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 12/01/2022 - 11:27
Creatively curious. Rough sketch of a cat.

After much urging by many wonderful humans I trust, I finally read one of Brene Browns books. Well I listened to one.  My first audio book.

It was Dare to Lead

She prompts her listeners to define two values that matter to them. So I did.

Creativity & Curiosity.

When I am driven by these, I believe I am at my best.

What are yours?  

Facilitating in the dark

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 31/08/2021 - 16:53
Illustration: People in a virtual meeting using video conferencing showing a pie chart

I'm a huge fan of distributed, & open ways of working, but it is not without its challenges. Monitoring the vibe when facilitating a workshop via video conferencing is particularly tricky.
 
In person, we can easily read people's body language.  Those who are not speaking are still contributing their time, their attention and their energy. We can easily see if people have become bored, or are distracted.  Online it's hard to sense if lurkers are learning, listening, thinking, multi-tasking, or just completely tuned out.
 

T2R2 - talk type read review

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 21:20
T2R2 - Talk (speech bubble) Type (keyboard) Read (book) Review (magnifying glass)

John Findlay, RIP, thank you so much for teaching me such great etiquette for computer mediated communication.

Who knew it would become so mainstream? You knew!

I shared the Zing Technologies "Talk Type Read Review" meeting method on the Open Practice Library, and was then invited to talk about T2R2 on the Open Practice Podcast last year - and just found I can share that with you here too!

Open Business

Submitted by kattekrab on Mon, 15/03/2021 - 09:20
Open Business - Laptop surrounded by icons on a light teal background - lightbulb, envelope, compass, castle, flask, hourglass, rocket and others.

Non disclosure agreements, closely held ownership, and elusive secrets to success are almost cliched hallmarks of the start up world of innovation and entrepreneurship. But it is the "in the open" accessible world of open source software that has driven the new reality we find ourselves living in.  Many people started working remotely last year due to the pandemic. Enabled by readily accessible technology, most people may not be aware how much of that tech is built upon foundations powered by open source software.
 

Vale Marcus de Rijk

Submitted by kattekrab on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 10:16

Farewell friend.

Marcus & Claire

I can't quite recall the last time we met. Was it at the Auction Rooms in North Melbourne, just before you joined RMIT? No - it was after that, you were at RMIT and we were talking about some Drupal sites you'd inherited. Or perhaps we just spoke on the phone? I wish I could remember that moment, now that you are gone.