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WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden

It was a first time. The first WordCamp that addressed people from all over Europe and even further. And it was a blast.
A huge “Thank you” to all the people who worked hard to make it possible. It was amazing.

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Reading: Give and Take by Adam Grant

Why are some people successful while others never seem to get anywhere? You’ll never get to the top if you don’t put your own interest first and grab as much as possible?

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Inspiring

Last glimpse of summer

Almost every day I pass this huge sunflower field. It looked gorgeous when they were blooming. Now summer is drawing to a close. The other day I didn’t put of taking pictures any longer but went back home and got my camera.

Yesterday a period of hot summer days here in Germany ended with thunderstorms and heavy rain.

More summer pics of sunflowers

 

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JavaScript reading list

Douglas Crockfort: JavaScript – The Good Parts

Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts.

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Steve Krug: Rocket Surgery Made Easy

An enjoyable and extremely useful read if you want to get familiar with usability testing. Everybody working with web sites ought to have read this book – not only web designers and developers but web site owners as well.

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JavaScript reading list

David Flanagan: JavaScript – The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide. JavaScript reference at it’s best. There probably isn’t much about JavaScript that’s not covered here.

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Yvon Chouinard: Let my people go surfing

The education of a reluctant business man

“Three wonderful books rolled into one: a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope.” Jared Diamond
(Nothing to add by me, really)

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Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

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SXSWi: June Cohen, TED

Radical Openness: Growing TED by Giving it Away

Early Sunday morning, daylight savings time on top of it. But June Cohens Solo Panel was absolutely worth getting there in time.

She gave a short overview how TED has developed during the past years. The first TED talks were actually online as early as 2006 as podcasts. In 2007 you were able to view them on the website.

The big idea behind TED is to reach people everywhere, to spread brilliant new ideas and thought provoking opinions. It’s intention is to offer a platform for innovation for a global audience. It has grown to become a strong community, with many enthusiasts and participants around the world. Being able to be a part of it probably is the greatest reward one could get. Money can not substitute this.