Image credit: yxyy.us
I said YES to YxYY002
Unconference Report by
Molly Garris
YxYY =
Yes and Yes Yes
an event for geeks, nerds,
weirdos, creatives, futurists,
thinkers and yay-sayers
Ace Hotel, Palm S...
It was kind of
like a
conference
because
there was
cool swag.
Other than
that, it wasn’t
like a
conference.
Image credit: ...
Palm Springs in July meant
lots of pool mingling
Image credit: Robin Andersen via Flickr: Tecgirl
Lots of hydration
Image credit: theMarcSmith via Instagram
Events were not overscheduled – most
were created day-of via mobile app
Image credit: Kim Chestney Harvey
Some events were futuristic: drone,
VR and 3D printing demos
Image credit: yxyy.us, SpecularTheory via Instagram
Some were chats amongst brand
builders and marketers
More technical
ones were
around .js and
GitHub
(photo shown may or
may not be accurate to
referenced events)
Image credit:...
Light, fun events included games like
Werewolf and karaoke
Image credits: yxyy via Twitter, Ryan Plesko via Facebook
Image credit: Gracedobrushtogo via Instagram
Also, Ignite talks,
moth storytelling and
Dive-In movies
More
personal
events
helped
people get
advice
about how
to hack
kids or
their own
lives
Image credit: tinahui via Instagram
I met people that:
- Work at start ups,
- Work on mobile apps,
- Produce films,
- Love 3D printing,
- Write a travel blog,...
I didn’t meet people that:
- Complained,
- Judged,
- Seemed stressed,
- Were glued to their Smartphone,
- Wanted to sell m...
They shared new inventions,
(3D printer pen)
Image credit: dchymko via Instagram
Their enthusiasm,
Image credit: leahthehunter via Instagram
Old lessons,
When you have five minutes,
ask me for this insane story.
And even their wedding vows.
Image credit: Marla via Twitter DvinMsM
I wish I would have met more people,
heard more stories, attended more talks,
drank more frozen slushies, watched
more mov...
You should say yes some time
too.
Image credit: PeterShanley via Instagram
Thank you yay-sayers and Team
Yes and Yes Yes.
You sure put a smile and jolt of
inspiration across this Midwesterner.
Unti...
Will YxYY replace SXSW? Why yes, this un-conference, Yes and Yes Yes, certainly could.
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YxYY (Yes and Yes Yes) just had it's second retreat in Palm Springs CA.

It was a gathering of...
+ thinkers / futurists/ nerds / weirdos
+ voracious consumers of and generators of ideas and information
+ creatives that like to engage in conversation about their creative pursuits & the concepts behind them
+ people comfortable with & excited about their own obsessive interest in their odd corner of the world
+ people on the path to self-actualization, self-awareness and all the goodies that lie therein

Here's what I experienced as a newbie, naturally, in presentation format since I spend so much of my time in this media type.

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Will YxYY replace SXSW? Why yes, this un-conference, Yes and Yes Yes, certainly could.

  1. 1. Image credit: yxyy.us I said YES to YxYY002 Unconference Report by Molly Garris
  2. 2. YxYY = Yes and Yes Yes an event for geeks, nerds, weirdos, creatives, futurists, thinkers and yay-sayers Ace Hotel, Palm Springs CA July 2014
  3. 3. It was kind of like a conference because there was cool swag. Other than that, it wasn’t like a conference. Image credit: zoostation500 on Instagram
  4. 4. Palm Springs in July meant lots of pool mingling Image credit: Robin Andersen via Flickr: Tecgirl
  5. 5. Lots of hydration Image credit: theMarcSmith via Instagram
  6. 6. Events were not overscheduled – most were created day-of via mobile app Image credit: Kim Chestney Harvey
  7. 7. Some events were futuristic: drone, VR and 3D printing demos Image credit: yxyy.us, SpecularTheory via Instagram
  8. 8. Some were chats amongst brand builders and marketers
  9. 9. More technical ones were around .js and GitHub (photo shown may or may not be accurate to referenced events) Image credit: tinahui via Twitter
  10. 10. Light, fun events included games like Werewolf and karaoke Image credits: yxyy via Twitter, Ryan Plesko via Facebook
  11. 11. Image credit: Gracedobrushtogo via Instagram Also, Ignite talks, moth storytelling and Dive-In movies
  12. 12. More personal events helped people get advice about how to hack kids or their own lives Image credit: tinahui via Instagram
  13. 13. I met people that: - Work at start ups, - Work on mobile apps, - Produce films, - Love 3D printing, - Write a travel blog, - Scan brains for insights, - Conserve water and - Fight for human rights.
  14. 14. I didn’t meet people that: - Complained, - Judged, - Seemed stressed, - Were glued to their Smartphone, - Wanted to sell me something and - Didn’t want to share their knowledge.
  15. 15. They shared new inventions, (3D printer pen) Image credit: dchymko via Instagram
  16. 16. Their enthusiasm, Image credit: leahthehunter via Instagram
  17. 17. Old lessons, When you have five minutes, ask me for this insane story.
  18. 18. And even their wedding vows. Image credit: Marla via Twitter DvinMsM
  19. 19. I wish I would have met more people, heard more stories, attended more talks, drank more frozen slushies, watched more movies after dark, crashed more dinners, etc. but I was a #newbie and needed to observe and absorb. But I did say yes…
  20. 20. You should say yes some time too. Image credit: PeterShanley via Instagram
  21. 21. Thank you yay-sayers and Team Yes and Yes Yes. You sure put a smile and jolt of inspiration across this Midwesterner. Until we meet again.. Molly Garris @mollygarris

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