George Oates


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x10 Presentation submission for 2008 Culturemondo Roundtable in Taipei.

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George Oates

  1. 1. Hi. I’m George Oates.
  2. 2. Designer? <ul><li>I like designing things that solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>I delight in the details </li></ul><ul><li>I can see the big picture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web Experience <ul><li>I’ve worked on the web for 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>A wide variety of roles mainly to do with interface design </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of hats </li></ul>
  4. 4. Work style <ul><li>I love teamwork and trying things </li></ul><ul><li>There’s little better than an effective meeting (no laptops!) </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboards are awesome </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where? <ul><li>I work at Flickr – </li></ul><ul><li>Arguably the world’s best photosharing website </li></ul><ul><li>3 billion photos, millions uploaded every day </li></ul>
  6. 6. Control Freak? <ul><li>Having worked at Flickr since it’s inception, one of the main challenges I face is letting go </li></ul><ul><li>Absorbing new perspectives on my work is a true challenge </li></ul>
  7. 7. A New Leaf <ul><li>I’ve created an innovative cultural program on the backbone of Flickr, called The Commons – </li></ul><ul><li>Now I find myself using my design knowledge in an entirely new way, in the cultural sector </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fresh Eyes <ul><li>Not afraid to ask silly questions </li></ul><ul><li>Surprised by many institutions’ hesitation to participate with the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelmed by demand in the program! </li></ul>
  9. 9. George Oates Email [email_address] Blog Photos