The Experiences Blog
To enjoy all that Bok Garden Towers has to offer, plan on arriving early in the morning and pack a blanket and a picnic lunch on the grounds surrounded by the beautiful gardens or nearby the Bok Carillon Bell Tower.
Yesterday afternoon at the University of South Florida (USF) Muma College of Business, Moez Limayem learned that interviewing Steve "The Woz" Wozniak is a lot like interviewing Robin Williams: ask a question and then prepare yourself for the entertaining show that follows.
A little two years ago when I watched Stefan Sagmeister's TED Talk "The Power of Time Off". Watching his testimonial talk gave me an Aha moment -- one of those times in my life where I realized I uncovered the pearl concealed in life's oceans.
There's nothing quite like rising out of bed at sunrise on a Friday morning, knowing that in a couple of hours you'll be cycling along a scenic paved trail lined by beautiful mature trees, surrounded by plenty of open space with access to a small beach area that provides a picturesque view of Tampa Bay.
As part of a planned business trip to Tampa, Florida this month, I decided to experience personal and public transportation alternatives to travel. Uber provides a convenient way for business travelers to get around town without having to use public transportation or renting a car. Uber met my needs and exceeded my expectations.
The announcement of Denver's new 'A' Train service to Denver International Airport (DIA) brings many things to the mind for those who travel to the DIA. Avoiding the hazard of driving snow-packed roads, saving money on gas, and picking up family and friends at the RTD Light Rail station rather than driving to the airport are all things that the new 'A' Train service brings.
A large BBQ with hot charcoals from native woods was being fanned by two family members. Cooking on the grill were thinly-sliced beef steaks and other delicacies, including sliced plantains.
For the last several days, I've had the mosquito version of 5 O'Clock Charlie. Unlike his namesake however, Charlie the mosquito buzzes my ear as I sleep at precisely 6:30am every morning. However, at precisely 7:30am, an hour after Charlie's demise I plugged in my Extermin device to get rid of other pests buzzing around. This device is was worth the small investment for a good night's sleep.
Today marks the end of my sixth day in Armenia. Colombia. Jaqueline's family graciously has taken care of any need that I have had, including interpreting Spanish and teaching me about the practices, this is what people call home.
Our flight to Armenia via Spirit Airlines was uneventful. The second leg of the flight which departed Ft. Lauderdale was relaxing, as the Jet's interior air conditioning and comfortable seating provided a welcome relief to the hot, humid air that greeting us when we arrived in Florida.
As a creative, I understand the power that can come with a change of scenery, a break from the business-as-usual day-to-day routine, an opportunity to have significant blocks of uninterrupted time available to dream, think, and create through the process of deep work.
The Business Blog
On March 18, 2019, an in-depth article, Death by 1,000 Clicks, written by Fred Schulte and Erika Fry for Fortune magazine, was published on the Kaiser Health News (KHN) website.
The article, complete with four video segments, explores U.S. government claims that transitioning American paper-based medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper.
From my perspective as a Healthcare IT Systems Analyst/Developer who has participated in functional system/software application testing and process improvement initiatives, this article shines a spotlight on key functional areas that need careful testing and evaluation (T&E).
Meeting notes from the first of a series of monthly XReality Means Business! Web Conference meetings hosted by Jim Intriglia.
This article serves as an introduction to Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality technologies and some associated applications for use.
In this article, we explore creating a business Sub-Epic in a JIRA Core customized project. Business Sub-Epics are created to provide more detailed requirements information of some aspect of a previously defined Business Epic.
Let's begin by exploring the topic of writing an Agile business Epic. Our first task is to write a business Epic that captures key elements of the business need for a team calendar application.
In 'Choosing the Best Group Calendar Solution for JIRA Core Cloud', I discussed two add-on Confluence calendar applications and an approach that would integrate a Teamup web calendar with a Confluence page.
Let's suppose that the need for a team calendaring solution was being driven by business stakeholders. Could we apply Agile project management principles to manage a business research and development project, that would enable the selection, configuration and go-live launch of a calendar solution for a business team?
If you're currently using Atlassian's JIRA Core Cloud solution as a collaborative business management platform for your enterprise, chances are you'll soon be in the market for a calendar application that will integrate with JIRA and Confluence.
Determining if a photo release form is needed to use another person's likeness, name or image can be difficult. Depending on the situation, you may need a release form to use someone's likeness in a blog post or on a website. The right to publicity protects the right of an individual to control his or her image or likeness.
Spirit's programs for frequent fliers and the option to save money by purchase baggage options in advance of the flight, and it's conceivable that travelers could find Spirit a bargain over other airlines offering similar routes and travel timetables.
If the initial project planning, stakeholder orientation and requirements gathering steps are successfully executed, odds are favorable for a JIRA Core Project that will result in measurable and significant increases in speed, efficiency and productivity for the business process owners, managers and others that are engaged in the process.
THE TECHNOLOGY BLOG
The upcoming ship date for the new 6DoF Oculus Quest VR headset marks the arrival of the next generation of 6DoF for VR gaming and simulation.
In the second segment of the VR Design Process talk, Michael Ishigaki, AR/VR Design Manager at Google, talks about the VR development process his team used to develop the VR Daydream Home app.
My research into VR application development methodologies begins with a VR Design Process talk presented at the 2016 Google I/O Developer Conference.
This is the first of a three-part series of presentation segment notes highlighting key talking points. This presentation on rapid VR application exploratory prototyping is led by Rob Jagnow, Software Engineering Manager at Google.
As Virtual Reality (VR) simulation continued to gain momentum in 2017 in the gaming market space, developers have continued to work on VR simulation in the education and creative arts market space.
As Jim's iPhone 6 smartphone is one of his essential personal computing devices, Jim and his team have compiled a list of top 10 applications for cyclists.
The Education Blog
One of the first tasks you'll tackle when creating your Pierson's Highly Effective Job Search (HEJS) plan will be to compose your Professional Objective (PO). You can view creating your Professional Objective as a starting point to create your HEJS project plan.
In 2006, I came across a book written by Orville Pierson: The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search (HEJS). Though I did not realize it at the time, reading this book would mark one of those ah-ha moments in my life.
My beginnings as an Agile/Scrum practitioner came by way of a sudden change in how our team shared information about their respective projects, and how supervisors and managers were tasked to resolve issues that were identified by team members. As each of us had to report our planned next actions, there was a sense of urgency after the daily stand-up was over, to get cooking toward making progress on what we reported.
Currently, over 1.7 Million students are gaining knowledge and practical on-the-job skills in business, technology, photography, writing, and more. Skillshare has been featured in The New York Times and Inc. Magazine, among others, which lends to its growing popularity.
A Renaissance Soul, Unleashed. I chose this phrase as the theme for my website, in honor of Margaret Lobenstine, who passed peacefully in 2015. Back in 2006, her seminal book, The Renaissance Soul, helped me form a framework for my life and career. I am forever indebted to Ms. Lobenstine for providing the perspective that has guided my life journey.
The Causes Blog
One of the benefits of engaging in community service work is that you gain an accurate, in-depth feel for the community in which you live, work and play. Dedicating your time to community service projects leaves you the opportunity to help neighbors with life challanges.