A Geek’s Day

It’s a great day to be in tech, with Intel’s IDF keynote streaming on the laptop and Apple’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event in two windows on the larger monitor.

Agile and Lean Development Conference Resources 2014

This week I attended the annual Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference. This is the third time I have attended,1Here’s the post for last year’s Agile/Lean Conference. and IMHO, it was the best by far. The conference was better arranged, having a basic day, an advanced day, and a day of keynotes with industry experts. For the first time, Intel invited members of the community.

Throughout the conference, I took a bunch of notes. These are some of the resources mentioned in the classes and keynotes I attended.

I record them here so I can find them later. Maybe they’ll be useful for you, too.


Charts and Graphics


Gary Hamel: Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment
The Cynefin Framework
RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last


Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Thanks to a couple of free tickets from Intel’s GPTW,1Great Place To Work, and it is. :-) Jamison and I2And a bunch of other Intel families. went to a Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball game tonight. Even though the Hops went through four pitchers and lost, we still had a blast.

The Hops played the Boise Hawks and I was looking forward to trash-talking our friends there, had the Hops won. I guess pride goeth before a fall…

Now the rest of the family wants to go to another game. It works for me!

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    Great Place To Work, and it is. :-)
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    And a bunch of other Intel families.

2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Winner Jack Andraka

Wait, Did This 15-Year-Old From Maryland Just Change Cancer Treatment? A good Forbes.com story on the winner of the 2012 Intel1Insert standard Intel employee disclaimer here. International Science and Engineering Fair.

Btw, this is how to win an award. :-)

Young Innovator Achieves Childhood Dream at Intel ISEF | Intel
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    Insert standard Intel employee disclaimer here.

Mid-October Lunchtime Walk, Part II

Hillsboro is back to October weather: instead of yesterday’s blue skies and 73°, today is overcast and might reach 62°. In other words, it’s beautiful!

After all, “There’s no such thing as bad weather; just bad clothes.”1Thanks, @MaryRarick!

So, like yesterday, I grabbed my camera and set out on a walk. I had hoped the soft light would yield better pictures than yesterday’s, but my cheap point and shoot camera didn’t know which leaf to keep in focus.2Or maybe, it’s the operator. Nah… ;-) Oh well. The colors are gorgeous.3A little vector magic and the focus doesn’t matter. ;-) Click the picture for colorful goodness.

How is your October?

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    Thanks, @MaryRarick!
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    Or maybe, it’s the operator. Nah… ;-)
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    A little vector magic and the focus doesn’t matter. ;-) Click the picture for colorful goodness.

Mid-October Lunchtime Walk

Shortly after noon, I looked up from my desk to see a balmy1Upper 60’s. Not a cloud in the sky. mid-October day inviting me to a lunchtime walk. Who was I to decline?

Grabbing my camera, I headed out for a clockwise 1.5 mile walk around Hawthorn Farm. I snapped pictures of fall leaves in between kicking and stomping the acorns scattered about.

Halfway around, I spied a great blue heron stalking. I paused to take a picture and saw it strike, coming up with a small creature in its bill. A mouse?

A one o’clock meeting placed a hard stop on my trek, so I hurried the remainder of the circuit.

Another beautiful day!2Aren’t they all? :-) :-)

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    Upper 60’s. Not a cloud in the sky.
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    Aren’t they all? :-)