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15-min lightning talk based on longer MSBuild presentation,
What is visual storytelling and why should we care? Let's unpack the process and get started with some basics! Plus a challenge for those who want to explore this,

Nitya Narasimhan, PhD

July 29, 2020

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    of this event. Limited to the first 200 submissions. ENDS JUL 30 / 2PM PDT ✅ PICK A CHALLENGE (Easy or Difficult) ✅ CREATE A SKETCHNOTE (Take a picture) ✅ SHARE ON TWITTER (Tag #MSCreate #SketchTheDocs) Once we see your submission, we’ll reach out with a unique link to unlock your digital badge! Other digital badgers are provably scarce and must be earned with verifiable acts of impact. Ex: Attend John Papa’s workshop to earn a Builder badger Participate in polls and quizzes to earn the Kudos badger Distributed upon submission of a sketchnote!
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