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Hello SheSays!
Iʼm Nick...




              on:
Iʼm Nick...




              on:


 ...inspiring geeks...
Inspiring geeks...
Inspiring geeks...to
 move deeper into
     geekdom
some sample
technology geeks
Ur-geeks
Ur-geeks
post-Bubblers
post-Bubblers
post-Bubblers




                Caterina Fake
a New Wave
a New Wave
And then, of course, thereʼs Hodgman.
The dangers (and
advantages) of geek
       chic
NEGATIVE STUFF
   AHEAD!
Geek cultureʼs side
  effect can be
   innovation.
Geek cultureʼs side
  effect can be
   innovation.
      If we want it.
Geek cultureʼs side
  effect can be
   innovation.
             If we want it.

  But the path is fraught with danger.
Geek chic ≠ geek
                Geek chic tips from the experts:

         • Wear hair slightly messy or very neat, says
...
Social media
         prowess ≠ geek
Using social sharing tools
 and gaming networking
online is not a substitute
  for kn...
Social media
     prowess ≠ geek
And, if you have to
 wear the shirt...
Are we losing what it
means to be a geek?
Are we losing what it
means to be a geek?
 Maybe. But there are ways to get it back.
Are we losing what it
means to be a geek?
     Maybe. But there are ways to get it back.

First and foremost, youʼll all n...
A show of hands...
The positives?
The positives?
Despite only a few of us coding sites our interest in
   digital culture gives us a stake in geekdom.
The positives?
Despite only a few of us coding sites our interest in
   digital culture gives us a stake in geekdom.

 Dev...
Geek all that you can
        geek
Geek all that you can
          geek
Or, six easy steps to ease into the technical bits (and, if
   you’re enjoying that, ...
You donʼt need to grow a
         beard.
Garbage In, Garbage
       Out
“As everybody with a home computer knows, the
software can change the functioning of the hardware in
  radical and sometim...
Garbage in, garbage out


           =
Garbage in, garbage out


           =
Tinker, tinker, tinker.
Be a crossover coder,
     not afraid to
experiment or to ask
   the internet for
      guidance
Thatʼs the best way
  to get unstuck!
Find a guru.
Support each other!
Why not start a
technical fringe of
    SheSays?
Try to blow it up!
"...creativity is not a force that you can use to
      schlep superfluous objects to uninterested
  consumers – that requi...
Thanks!
http://www.nickparish.net/

     @paryshnikov
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom.
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We're passing through a cultural zone celebrating geek culture like never before, but how can we move from the 'geek chic' elements to a deeper understanding of the technical elements of digital things?

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  1. 1. Hello SheSays!
  2. 2. Iʼm Nick... on:
  3. 3. Iʼm Nick... on: ...inspiring geeks...
  4. 4. Inspiring geeks...
  5. 5. Inspiring geeks...to move deeper into geekdom
  6. 6. some sample technology geeks
  7. 7. Ur-geeks
  8. 8. Ur-geeks
  9. 9. post-Bubblers
  10. 10. post-Bubblers
  11. 11. post-Bubblers Caterina Fake
  12. 12. a New Wave
  13. 13. a New Wave
  14. 14. And then, of course, thereʼs Hodgman.
  15. 15. The dangers (and advantages) of geek chic
  16. 16. NEGATIVE STUFF AHEAD!
  17. 17. Geek cultureʼs side effect can be innovation.
  18. 18. Geek cultureʼs side effect can be innovation. If we want it.
  19. 19. Geek cultureʼs side effect can be innovation. If we want it. But the path is fraught with danger.
  20. 20. Geek chic ≠ geek Geek chic tips from the experts: • Wear hair slightly messy or very neat, says Brian Boye of Men's Health. • Skip the jacket altogether, and wear a cardigan or vest. • If you go with a polo-collar shirt under a vest, turn the collar up and keep the shirttails out, says Janie Bryant, costume director for "Mad Men." • Embrace Buddy Holly-style, plastic-framed glasses in a Wayfarer shape or rounder horn- rimmed ones. • LeAnn Nealz of American Eagle likes quirky argyle socks with wingtip shoes. • Don't go head-to-toe nerd. Perhaps start with glasses, or a cardigan-tie or sweater vest-tie combo.
  21. 21. Social media prowess ≠ geek Using social sharing tools and gaming networking online is not a substitute for knowledge of and (even the tiniest bit of) experience with the the engineering and technical aspects of the web.
  22. 22. Social media prowess ≠ geek And, if you have to wear the shirt...
  23. 23. Are we losing what it means to be a geek?
  24. 24. Are we losing what it means to be a geek? Maybe. But there are ways to get it back.
  25. 25. Are we losing what it means to be a geek? Maybe. But there are ways to get it back. First and foremost, youʼll all need to think more like hackers.
  26. 26. A show of hands...
  27. 27. The positives?
  28. 28. The positives? Despite only a few of us coding sites our interest in digital culture gives us a stake in geekdom.
  29. 29. The positives? Despite only a few of us coding sites our interest in digital culture gives us a stake in geekdom. Developing that small stake will make a massive difference in everything from idea generation to communications with clients and vendors.
  30. 30. Geek all that you can geek
  31. 31. Geek all that you can geek Or, six easy steps to ease into the technical bits (and, if you’re enjoying that, roll-your-own coven, cult or commune.)
  32. 32. You donʼt need to grow a beard.
  33. 33. Garbage In, Garbage Out
  34. 34. “As everybody with a home computer knows, the software can change the functioning of the hardware in radical and sometimes startling ways. The first law of computers -- so ancient that some claim it dates back to dark, Cthulhoid aeons when giant saurians and Richard Nixons still dominated the earth -- tells us succinctly, "Garbage In, Garbage Out" (or GIGO for short).” - Robert Anton Wilson
  35. 35. Garbage in, garbage out =
  36. 36. Garbage in, garbage out =
  37. 37. Tinker, tinker, tinker.
  38. 38. Be a crossover coder, not afraid to experiment or to ask the internet for guidance
  39. 39. Thatʼs the best way to get unstuck!
  40. 40. Find a guru.
  41. 41. Support each other!
  42. 42. Why not start a technical fringe of SheSays?
  43. 43. Try to blow it up!
  44. 44. "...creativity is not a force that you can use to schlep superfluous objects to uninterested consumers – that requires repetition, persuasion and the power of mass media. True creativity is inherently destructive, and truly creative individuals always, without exception, seek to destroy the mediums they work within." - Douglas Haddow
  45. 45. Thanks! http://www.nickparish.net/ @paryshnikov

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