Hackathon Media

So, I was this weekend to a media hackathon by invitation of a new friend Emil. It isn’t my first participation in such kind of events, but I gave it a try. I can start with the fact that the focus of the hackathon was on media and how to stop propaganda and fake/false news.

Thinking to local media results and the general situation in this informational niche I feel that we need more than that, but let’s be thankful for the small things that happen to us.

I was surprised that at this kind of events we had less good tech professionals than generalist or non-experienced at least in the business sphere. If we will take a look at the definition of the word;
”Hackathon – an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. or “a series of 48-hour hackathons to build new web and mobile services.”

My question is, why we did minimal programming? I think at least we need to discuss how to build our ideas and projects from the programming part, to have a plan and to know in which direction to work. Why do not bring more tech people and let them give us a tech solution to our ideas? Maybe this could work for the next events.

The overall impression is good because at this events we can meet people and share knowledge. I did practice my design skills and business thinking. We don’t know why, but our idea didn’t win, and we didn’t receive any appropriate feedback why. For the next events, I think its good to give the participants a feedback form where they can read constructive feedback on their projects. In this way, we can understand what to avoid next time and the solutions of the mentors.

My lesson is that its way much productive to generate ideas and to make them work before participating in this kind of events. Its easier to present a product that was tested and has a working business model. Make a plan, start research, do some testing and act until you create a product that helps someone and can be sustainable.

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New Alexandria

Do you the idea of how many books were written?
The Google says that we have around 130 mil books published by 2010 so we can suppose that today we have no more than 200 mil books.

So, can we speak about the fact that we lack the information and knowledge to grow? Definitely, no.

Information is more than we can absorb and its good to develop skills to ignore the distractions and to find the contributors. For this, to work you need to know and understand yourself. Your needs are different, and only you can know what books you need to read next. There could be an infinite list of books to read in a lifetime, but it’s not 100% sure that you will enjoy most of them.

I try to choose books accordingly to my current lack of information or continuously improving my database of knowledge in different fields, as following: design, parenting, workouts, stretching, marketing, events, human behaviors, psychology, etc.

Understand what you need to know and what will lead you to succeed and push forward in that direction.

The days are long, but the years are short. So its no need to hope that someday you will be less distracted, or you will have more time, or even, the information and knowledge that you need will not be anymore requested.

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Waiters or Doers

The funny fact is that everything created in this world was made by people. More precisely people like us, maybe smarter, perhaps more experienced, but they started at one moment when they were non-experienced and stupid.

It’s not a wrong fact to understand that you know less than someone. In the beginning, you can be upset, but this should be a motivation. The best is to compare yourself with you yesterday, or the last week, month, year. Its a competition between you and you. Other people should be an example for you that if you work, study and train you could achieve the same. So in this situation why we separate people into waiters and doers?

In my opinion, the doers understand the fact that the only measure it’s yours, and you should compete with yourself. They will measure their time and appreciate each effort as an act of obtaining something or procrastinating.

The waiters, on the other part, they blame others for their mistakes without being willing to learn and understand where is the opportunity.

Another funny fact is that we play both games. There is no clean ”doer” or ”waiter” we wear both hats. Important is to align your ”doer” personality with your priority list and your ”waiter” with your holidays time.

Please be conscious that you can choose and play the game you want.

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People besides you

Have you felt those moments when you feel secure being beside friends? What about people that you don’t know, I’m sure that they need to deserve your trust.

Someone said that you are the average of five people you spend most of the time.

I can tell, that we are the average of two people you pay most of the time, the books you read, the social media you consume, the countries you travel, the ideas you think, the posts and opinions you share, you got the idea.

All of the above we can share with people besides us, and they will amplify the effect of learning and sharing skills. Friends influence us more than we can feel and understand. It’s hard to explain why we care about someone and why we don’t care about others.

It’s clear that if you don’t have mercantile interests, you can’t tell why you are attracted to people. It’s subjective sure, but when we speak about feelings, it can’t be otherwise.

Choose the people carefully beside you; they can elevate or throw you down.

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