I was very excited to participate in this video as an ally with my LGBT+ colleagues here at Razorfish. Within the larger company Publicis Groupe, Égalité is the network for LGBT+ employees and their allies. I'm proud to work within a culture that encourages and promotes this kind of support.
I was very happy to present at Fish Talks, an internal Razorfish presentation series, this August 20th on the topic of "Why I Walk: Or how thinking about evolution made me worry about my health and love to walk."
I was excited to speak at SXSW again this year, this time on the subject of pattern recognition or more specifically, "Mismatched: What's Wrong With the Way We Recognize Patterns."
Here's the presentation on SlideShare.
On October 12th, I had the privilege of giving the opening keynote at the first ever UX Sketch Camp NYC. I also conducted a workshop on "Collaborative Sketching for UX" in the afternoon. Turn out was great and I met some very talented people and fellow proponents of sketching.
On October 6th, I joined Team Razorfish again for the 2013 Bike MS New York ride. As a team we raised over $7300, which will go toward researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and providing help for those currently suffering from it.
Earlier this year I joined the Google Glass Explorer program after qualifying via a brief proposal. Since then, I've become better acquainted with Glass, its features and usability issues, and I've written abut Glass from the perspective of its physicality as well as it potential privacy issues versus various use cases for Google Glass apps.