Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A little learning..

A few weeks ago I was blessed to receive a scholarship to SXSWEdu in Austin which is a technology education conference. After attending the conference, I have received a shot of inspiration. I have learned several things. Including that you can walk out of a boring conference that has no relevance to what you need to know, Twitter is an awesome tool for communicating with others, you get out of a conference what you put in. I could go to two sessions and walk away and go shopping. But I pretty much was busy from 9am to 5:30 pm today. There were several sessions that I found myself learning a lot, and some, not so much. I loved the Keynote Speaker of Asenath Andrews.  If you ever have a chance to hear her speak, I sooo recommend it! She had several one liners that inspired me, and you can see on my Twitter feed at @HISD_TECHHD . That is one smart lady.

I have been inspired to do a few things at my own job. I also love Austin. I am a country girl, but Austin holds a special place in my heart. I have gone and ate alone at a couple of restaurants. Which may not be a big deal to some others, but it is to me. I have learned its fine if I'm alone and honestly I'm one of those people that have to have alone time for my sanity.

So I've learned many things these past two days that are relevant to my career, as well as some things that I've done through soul searching while alone. I've missed my family and can't wait till I see them tomorrow, but I've had fun these past few days.

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