A Concrete Example of How to “Really” Think “Out-of-the-Box”

A Concrete Example of How To “Really” Think “Out-of-the-Box” (Note: This is a Sample Editing by Kim Schmidt of David J. Kelley’s blog post http://hackingsilverlight.blogspot.com/2010/09/its-ok-to-think-out-of-box.html) A common axiom that both educators and employers are currently encouraging is to “think out-of-the-box”. Frankly, this axiom is also used to measure intelligence: not monkey see, monkey do, but rather challenge the norm and think differently, unconventionally, and from a new perspective. History has proven with geniuses’ of the past such as Einstein, Thomas Edison, and a copious list of other innovators of current truisms and creators of ingenious inventions or theories that most “out-of-the-box” thinkers were ridiculed in their day; yet, they are the fathers of innovation that have literally changed our world forever. Consequently, you might often be asked to do this in your job as a developer or designer. You’re often asked to “push the envelope” and create … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: vNext_OC Cross-Platform User Group I Founded

Under the lead of (at the time) global vNext.org User Group started by David J Kelley and Dale Goff, as an Executive Director of that Group I spun off the first sole vNext_OC ("OC" for Orange County, CA) group - the second platform-agnostic & language-agnostic Developer User Group. The video above is an interview done by Crescent Solutions, our very generous host, about the reason for creating this new type of user group. … [Read more...]