The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write | Fast Company #networking #email #scripts #communication


“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead. READ MORE: The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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Readers of new book The Endgame trilogy by James Frey can win $1.8m in gold coins | Mail Online


After looking for £500 gold bars on a Kent beach now comes the real treasure hunt: Readers of new book trilogy can win $1.8m in gold coins

  • Trilogy of books give away $1.8m: $500,000 in gold coins in the first book, $1m in the second and $1.5m for the third
  • Author James Frey was inspired by Kit Williamss 1979 book Masquerade
  • Publishing rights have been sold to 27 countries and there will be 3 films

READ MORE: Readers of new book The Endgame trilogy by James Frey can win $1.8m in gold coins | Mail Online.

16 Conference Networking Tips for Educators and Librarians | OEDB.org


Summer is conference season for many in the library and educational fields, and there’s no better time to make new contacts and network than at a conference. Not all of us are natural networkers however, myself included!, so I’ve gathered some tips and tricks for conference goers that you may find useful. What I’ve found most helpful personally is preparing before the event so that I have a plan and some groundwork already in place. And I can’t stress enough how handy social media is with regard to event networking so be sure to take advantage of social tools such as Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. to make yourself more visible and also for interacting with others at the conference.

READ: 16 Conference Networking Tips for Educators and Librarians | OEDB.org

This Museum Gave Kids Crayon Helmets And Let Them Go Wild | Gizmodo


If drawing on the walls at home is a no-no, drawing on the walls at a museum is a massive dont-even-think-about-it. Or it was, until the playful design duo behind Matheny Studio teamed up with Melbournes National Gallery of Victoria to create a new on-site space where kids can strap on crayon studded helmets, shoes, and all kinds of wacky gear and go completely nuts. All. Over. Everything.

READ MORE” This Museum Gave Kids Crayon Helmets And Let Them Go Wild | Gizmodo

Stay Dead Zombie LARPing Event


This is a cool event I heard about in Calgary, Alberta on May 3rd and 4th, 2014. Although I’m not into the zombie trend…too scary for me…I know zombie-themed movies and events are still very popular!

Its an 18 hour Zombie Apocalypse Survival marathon by Stay Dead Events. Here’s the details. Preview below.

A.I. XPRIZE: Can A Robot Deliver A TED Talk Worthy Of A Standing Ovation? | International Business Times


Imagine if Samantha from the movie “Her” could deliver a dynamic, engaging and totally human TED Talk. That’s what the nonprofit hopes will be a reality in the near future. TED wants to find out if an artificial intelligence can deliver a talk that wows the audience at a future conference.

During the TEDActive 2014 conference on March 20, Chris Anderson, curator of TED, and Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE, announced the formation of the A.I. XPRIZE where the winner will receive a lucrative award for delivering a talk that receives a standing ovation. READ MORE

‘Hour of Code’ Offers Free Coding Lessons | PCMag.com


Code.org today launched a massive campaign aimed at encouraging kids to learn computer programming.

Kicking off Computer Science Education Week, the nonprofit organization joined forces with supporters like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Jack Dorsey to get students, teachers, and parents excited about coding.

The “Hour of Code” initiative, first announced in October, provides an interactive introduction through online tutorials. Are you just a beginner looking to learn the basics, or have you already mastered one coding language and want to pick up another? Visit Code.org to find coaching on building apps and Web pages, programming robots, and more.

Read: ‘Hour of Code’ Offers Free Coding Lessons | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

This Scientist Uses The New York Times Archive To Eerily, Accurately Predict The Future | Co.Exist


The New York Times might be a widely respected chronicler of past events, but can we use it to divine the future? Kira Radinsky, a 27-year-old Israeli computer prodigy dubbed the “web prophet” says yes.

Radinsky, who appeared this year on MIT’s prestigious list of top 35 inventors under the age of 35 (previous winners include the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin), and who started university at the age of 15 and received her Ph.D. in computer science at 26, has developed a unique system which she claims has already predicted the first cholera epidemic in Cuba in many decades, many of the riots that started the Arab Spring, and other important world events.

The complex computer algorithms she wrote collect immense volumes of electronic data–most notably several decades of New York Times archives but also anything from Twitter feeds to Wikipedia entries–and processes it to extract little-known cause and effect patterns that can be used to predict future events.

Red more: This Scientist Uses The New York Times Archive To Eerily, Accurately Predict The Future | Co.Exist

London book benches: are you sitting comfortably? | The Guardian


Visitors to London will able to enjoy books in a new way next summer – by sitting on them. Benches resembling giant open books, the volumes ranging from Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows to George Orwell’s 1984, will be installed at various sites in the capital for a stretch of 10 weeks.

London Book Benches

Read: London book benches: are you sitting comfortably? | Books | The Guardian.

50 year after JFK’s death, new website asks people to share their stories about his legacy | The Washington Post


There’s no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren’t alive when Kennedy died — to share their thoughts about how he has inspired them.

The website is part of the JFK Library and Museum’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, which is Friday. The museum also plans a new exhibit of never-before-displayed items from his three-day state funeral, including the flag that draped his casket and notes written by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Visitors to the “An Idea Lives On” site can explore an interactive video that includes NASA Commander Chris Cassidy, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, comedian Conan O’Brien, Freedom Rider Charles Person and others talking about Kennedy’s lasting impact.

Read more: 50 year after JFK’s death, new website asks people to share their stories about his legacy | The Washington Post.