On Stage at the 2012 Evernote Trunk Conference

The Evernote Trunk Conference in August went off without a hitch, thanks to my crucial contribution (47:48-55:01).

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Seriously, though, I enjoyed participating in the presentation, and I thought that Jamy Ian Swiss gave a thought-provoking talk. I especially like how he illustrated the principle of “disinformation design,” something which he and Edward Tufte (a Princeton / Yale professor) introduced in a chapter they co-authored for the book Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (pp. 55-72).

Evernote and Education

I went to the conference because I am working on an educational app, and I thought going there would give me more insight into the product, the company, and the developer community. I feel like there is tremendous untapped potential for Evernote in educational settings, and while my app project is moving ahead slowly in my free time, it will have to wait until after I finish my Ph.D. program to really get off the ground (I say the same thing about sleep). In the meantime, I am hoping others will be designing integrations for students and instructors, because we could sure use more.

Many More Videos

I’d encourage people to watch some of the videos from the ETC conference and consider the learning possibilities that Evernote is creating. It looks to be a great decade for building an external brain that will not only help you remember things, but as the Evernote folks say, make you smarter.