100 Days of Creativity*
People often claim you can't schedule creativity, or blithely claim anyone can learn to be creative, without actually consistently doing it themselves. In this talk, Aaron Parecki will describe how (and why) he decided to take on not one, but two 100-day projects: creating 100 pieces of music, as well as making 100 IndieWeb improvements for 100 days in a row. Aaron will show how he was able to stay focused, prioritize, as well as the challenges he encountered along the way.
In December 2016, I embarked on a project to write a short song every day for 100 days in a row, as well as to publish a visible improvement to my various IndieWeb projects every day. It wasn’t always easy, and it wasn’t even always fun, but it was a great stretch to push the limits of my creativity.
I’ll share details on the challenges I faced during the projects, and share some highlights that I’m particularly happy with. I’ll share how I was able to come up with 100 new song ideas, and how I fleshed them out into more polished songs.
I've spoken at Open Source Bridge, OSCON, SXSW, WebVisions, Øredev and many more! See my full speaking history here: http://aaronparecki.com/presentations
Aaron Parecki is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp, a yearly conference on data ownership and online identity. He is the editor of the W3C Webmention and Micropub specifications, and maintains oauth.net. He has spoken at conferences around the world about owning your data, OAuth, quantified self, and even explained why R is a vowel.
Aaron has tracked his location at 5 second intervals since 2008, and is the co-founder and former CTO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. His work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company and more. He made Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for his work on Geoloqi.