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So, it’s actually been a wee while since Semi Permanent Auckland actually happened (turns out two holidays and having your arm in a cast for a few weeks really takes up a lot of your spare time!), but I still have quite a lot of thoughts about what was discussed. Especially considering the Adobe Max conference ran recently where there were a bit of an overlap with the topics discussed and even some of the speakers themselves.

Luckily I live-tweeted the event ( here’s a handy little thread for you) and also took a whole lotta notes in my Moleskin so I am easily able to refresh my memory on what happened, so let’s dive on it! This year’s post I am categorising all my notes into five main topics; inclusivity, accountability, limitations, future thinking, and individuality. …


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Over the 12–14th July I was a mentor at Wellington’s 2019 Startup Weekend. For those who are unaware of what Startup Weekend is all about, it is a gathering of innovative people to think up a startup idea and develop it over the course of 54hrs, and then pitch it to a group of industry leaders — the winners getting some awesome prizes to help kick off their new startup business!

There’s been heaps of different businesses that have come out of Startup Weekend; Banqer (helping primary school aged students get to grips with their finances through roleplay), Nisa (an underwear label that helps refugee women from the bottom up), and many many more. …


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Wow, it’s been quite a while since I last did a post on here. I’ve been battling with myself over where I see this blog heading in the future — the types of posts I want to write, how regularly I want to publish, heck even the aesthetic of the site itself. …

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