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    Taking It Back Taking It Back Presentation Transcript

    • I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE AND IT HAS PRIMARY COLORS
    • INN-fairygodmother $: sudo su PASSWORD: *************** bash 3.2 fairygodmother #: WAND-L -server -poof! fairygodmother #: NEW DATA-CRAWLING SERVER DEPLOYED fairygodmother #: COMMENCE HOLDING THE POWERFUL TO ACCOUNT fairygodmother #: -kthx -bai
    • INN EAST Now with free coffee! Cambridge, MA
    • Get Excited & Make Things
    • HEY GIRL. I INVENTED THE WEB. NO BIG DEAL.
    • 3 biggest problems
    • WHAT IS THE SMALLEST THING I CAN DO?
    • A FOOL IS ONE WHO HAS NEVER MADE AN EXPERIMENT
    • Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining hiswives' mouths. - Bertrand Russell
    • WHAT EXPERIMENTS DO YOU HAVE TO DO
    • DOES ANYBODY WANT THIS?
    • There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes
    • “Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.”
    • NO.
    • Simplest crucial experiment: ask a user
    • IS A CRAPPY SAMPLE SIZE
    • IS ALSO A CRAPPY SAMPLE SIZE
    • WILL MY BOSS LET ME DO THIS
    • WILL THE BOARD LET US DO THIS?
    • Don’t do anything for free that you wouldn’t do for free indefinitely.
    • DO I WANT TO DO IT?
    • Everything about something
    • What can I do without anyone’s assistance or permission?
    • RELATIONSHIPS FIRST
    • GET STARTED QUICKLY
    • GET AROUND OTHER MAKERS
    • TALK ABOUT YOUR IDEA AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
    • DON’T WORRY ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE STEALING YOUR IDEA
    • EMAIL: lisa@investigativenewsnetwork.org TWITTER: @lisawilliams LISA ON GITHUB: http://github.com/lisawilliams
    • • • • • • • • • • • • Chemistry lab, euthmann, flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/78147607@N00/2097760322/ Molecule, The Alieness, Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36613169@N00/57341575/ Bad experiment, ThatBill Fellow http://www.flickr.com/photos/27120874@N03/4059471685/ Experiment in progress, jurvetson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2798315677/sizes/l/ Boss, Alan Cleaver: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11121568@N06/4446487398/ Board, Fairfax County: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47833064@N03/5710486497/ Empty Theater, Jaako: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56944727@N00/297820961/ Legos, Woodley Wonder Works: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/2472232245/ 3D blocks, Funt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61423903@N06/7632796322/ Big Deal, Lars Plouggman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75062596@N00/97205739/ Speedometer, Nathan E http://www.flickr.com/photos/7843389@N02/2300190277/