Past Williamsburg Event: VOL 18

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@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

It had been 10 months since Dale Weiss had organized a PechaKucha Night in Williamsburg. Dale had a valid excuse, and this presentation is his doctor's note of sorts.

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The Road Traveled

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

What happens when your car can no longer support your commute and you end up walking to work? For Robert Oppecker it slowed him down enough to actually notice the route he was taking. With his trusty iPad in hand the photo collection started growing, along with the experience of walking to work.

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Journey of Self Discovery

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

Ahmed Hassan recently spent 17 months traveling to 33 different cities for his work. As he discovered, if you can take the time to observe what's around you, you can learn a bit about yourself in the process.

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Because Vanity

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

Gretchen Bedell freely admits that it was the desire to look better that led her to the gym, not fitness or health or strength. Of course, those things happened anyway. And it opened another opportunity to have a positive influence on her kids.

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This Sounded Better In My Head

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

In order to exorcise her awkward demons, Stephanie Paul cast them out through the presentation. When you look at such things from both the outside and the inside, somehow they seem less...well, having less power over you.

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From Stone Age to Pwn Age

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

What do anthropolgy and computers have in common? Apparently quite a lot when you throw humans into the mix. Randy Rose never imagined his passion to follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones would lead him to having expertice in cybersecurity. Turns out us humans are still the same after all those millennia.

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Amazing Black Women Not In Your History Book

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

It wasn't until Rayven Holmes was out of school that she discovered on her own that history also included amazing black women, and not just the old white guys that were in the school history books. Here is a small collection of those amazing black women, and why we need to get them included in the history books.

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The Art and Build of Burning Man

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

Beau Turner and 70,000 of his closest friends build a city every year in the desert. His local group was also responsible for bringing the first exhibition of the Art of Burning Man outside of the festival to our area. Conversations lead to conversations that lead to next endeavers to design and construct the Mega Cake, to celebrate everyone's birthday at the next Burning Man.

As a side note, there is now going to be an Art of Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick on the Mall in Washington DC. Well done.

Dale Weiss
Architect, GuernseyTingle in Williamsburg, Virginia
Robert Oppecker
teacher/silversmith in Williamsburg, VA
Stephanie Paul
in Richmond
Gretchen Bedell
Lady in Charge, Odd Moxie in Williamsburg
Randy Rose
Director of Cybersecurity, US Navy/Tasman Global in New York
Rayven Holmes
Writer, Malice In Wonderland in Newport News