DIY in the Internet Era

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My presentation from TEDxDhaka, held on September 22, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. See www.tedxdhaka.com for further details on the event

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DIY in the Internet Era

  1. 1. Do-It-Yourself in the Internet EraChange Everything Starting from Yourself Nash Islam TEDxDhaka 2012
  2. 2. The Story ofWilliam Kamkwambas Windmill Malawi
  3. 3. Source: William Kamkwamba Interview, The Daily Show, Comedy Central, 2009
  4. 4. Source: William Kamkwambas blog,http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/williamkamkwamba/2009/10/page/3/
  5. 5. Source: Wikimedia Commons, William Kamkwambas old windmill
  6. 6. "Where was this Google all the time that I needed it?!" - William Kamkwamba, 2007
  7. 7. FREE ABUNDANT
  8. 8. Step by step solutions:A Recipe for Everything! Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-biryani/
  9. 9. Search Literacyunderstanding how to effectively use websearch to find quality sources appropriate toyour task
  10. 10. Autodidacticlearning a subject without a teacher orformal education; self-education
  11. 11. Education is becoming Autodidactic
  12. 12. In the internet eraDo-It-Yourselfdoes not meanYou-Do-It-AloneIts a Movement
  13. 13. Join the DIY MovementPractice SharePromote
  14. 14. PROMOTE DIYEncourage your teams members to•  Search before you Ask•  Prototype the Solution
  15. 15. learning organization:an organization that facilitates the learning of itsmembers and continuously transforms itselfan organization ofDIY-driven individualsis a learning organization
  16. 16. a DIY organization can changeEVERYTHING Source: Wikimedia Commons, Homebrew Computer Club Sep1976.png
  17. 17. "Small groups of DIY innovators cannow tackle problems that weresolely the purview of biggovernments & large companies."- Abundance: The Future is Better than YouThink by Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler,2012
  18. 18. DIY Movements are NOW Source: http://www.wikihouse.cc/
  19. 19. Source: http://opensourceecology.org/gvcs.php
  20. 20. Source: http://diydrones.com/
  21. 21. Source: http://cubify.com/
  22. 22. a personal method for DIY1.  Start small: pick a specific project with limited scope2.  Don’t wait for anyone else to do anything for you3.  Leverage the resources of the internet to accomplish your task4.  Ask for help when you are stuck5.  Repeat steps 2-4 until you are done
  23. 23. "Let him who would move the world, first move himself" - Socrates
  24. 24. What can you do yourself inBangladesh right now? Source: Wikimedia Commons, William Kamkwambas old windmill

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