The alternative title for this post is ‘When Amber met Stephen … at Kogarah‘.
I am in Kogarah at the moment and have some time to read and contemplate.
Amber is Amber Thomas. I met her work whilst looking for analyses of open source bike data. Amber has a delightful, detailed discussion about Seattle bike data.
By accident, I noticed Amber’s post about making a website using GitHub pages. This is where the blue sky came into my thinking. I was fascinated by her combination of Blogdown (an RStudio package) that runs using “Hugo” on the GitHub platform.
This is the site she created.
As I was exploring Amber’s creative journey, I received an alert to Stephen Downes’ keynote at SUNY on 9 March. Stephen shared his presentation on Open Learning, Open Networks and I found my way to slide 13. This has a link to a presentation he made last year, Disruptive Innovations in Learning.
Slide 39 in the appropriately named ‘Disruptive’ presentation is where Stephen met Amber at Kogarah. This is the slide freshly clipped:
Today, I have spent much of the day connecting Stephen and Amber’s ideas in GitHub. My aim is to share, contribute and co-create.
What started as a blue sky day, has felt in some very powerful learning moments like this:
There is some calm in the ocean pool at Coogee (not far from Kogarah) but there are some big waves out in the ocean.
I have five repositories in GitHub. The focus of my attention today has been my Portfolio repository. I am hopeful this will become my place to share my digital presence.
It is a very long way from Amber’s creativity. It is also an unsuccessful attempt to use Dean Attali’s insights too.
As ever, I am hopeful that my learning journey becomes a resource for others should they (you) choose to share, contribute and co-create.
It has been that kind of day at Kogarah.