Archive for September 2011

Flash on the Beach 2011

This was my first ever industry conference – what a shame I waited so long!

I only stayed a day and a half – partly logistics and partly that, being autistic, I find these situations very demanding and I wasn’t sure how much I could absorb before my brain started playing up. I think I found just the right balance for a first-time, but would definitely stay for the whole conference in future.

My only regret is that I was too shy to interact with many of the other speakers. Conrad Winchester is a god send! And Seb Lee-Delisle is a really, really, really sweet person who I instantly felt relaxed with. But I should have pushed myself to talk more with some folk – though partly I was just valuing the interactions I was having with smart people around Robotlegs and so on.

My FOTB presentation on “Robotlegs 2 and your brain”


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> man brain

I was totally blown away by Flash on the Beach. What a lot of smart, interesting people!

My full slides will follow tomorrow. I’m going to release a flick-through version that includes extra text, and a screen-cast version with voice. Thanks to everybody who made my first FOTB experience so rewarding – I’m very glad that I got out of my comfort zone and did it.

For now – a little something for the lovely people who attended my presentation on “Robotlegs 2 and your brain” – that vital missing ‘man brain’ entry file.

Why I’m giving away Robotlegs Pomodoro Timers at my Flash on the Beach session

I’ve been using the Pomodoro Technique for a good few months now.

The pattern I use is:

25 minutes uninterrupted task-focussed activity (no IM, no twitter, no email, no internet) – this is called a Pomodoro
5 minute break for checking emails
rinse and repeat
I love it. And here’s why: