Category Archives: Education

This past Saturday was our big TEDx event at Virginia Tech. Looking back we started planning for this a year ago and it was awesome to finally see it happen. All day on Friday we had our dry run where each of the presenters gave their last talk before the main recorded one on Saturday. a couple stumbled through and we were concerned for their talks the next day. But on Saturday every single one of our speakers nailed their talks. It was amazing to have been part of the process and seen where they had come!

I live twittered the event under our twitter account, @TEDxVT. I had taken some short notes during Friday’s dry run which allowed me to quickly craft the tweets on Saturday. The account did however get shut down during the second to last speaker for going over our daily limit. That was of course frustrating since we weren’t spamming and all the tweets had good content. Which they wouldn’t just refer to an algorithm and wait to see if someone has been reported for spam. Oh well!

Below is a Storify I created to summarize the day. Enjoy!

First ever TEDx event at Virginia Tech was held on November 10, 2012. Here are a collection of tweets from the day.

So the Plaid Avenger LLC, which I’m apart of, is having a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the 3rd edition of our educational comic book and subsequent app. In this edition we’re sending the Plaid Avenger to Mexico to fight the drug cartels and explain what they are all about along the way. We need funds to pay our artist, print the comics, and most importantly design and build an awesome interactive educational app. I think it might be the first of it’s kind. Why do I say that? Well we plan to have maps of where the characters are, as they travel through Mexico, info boxes on topics, and finally short video lectures from the Plaid Avenger further explaining items in the comic book. It’s going to rock.

Now as of posting we have $15,545 pledged of our $20,000 goal with 3 days left! Please support our Kickstarter and give what you can!


Glad to hear it passed, I was watching the early results and it was looking like it might not!

Proposition 30 is a tax measure to fund higher education in California. Without it many of the state schools would of had to redo their budgets in January leading to tuition hikes and classes/admin/faculty cut.


Fun times!



Boyer is raging about the American economy! You can watch the full postcast here