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Started from the Bottom

Started from the Bottom

A story about starting a nodeschool event in Baltimore, and about improving our communities in general. Links, etc: https://gist.github.com/jasonrhodes/a7f79a51c6202dee8f84

Jason Rhodes

August 01, 2014
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  1. STARTED
    FROM
    THE
    BOTTOM.
    @rhodesjason

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  2. Photo: xkcd.com/802

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  3. commu
    inity
    and

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  4. START MORE THINGS

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  5. OUR BOTTOMS MATTER

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  6. #55
    nodeup.com/fiftyfive

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  7. a little bit of a spin on the
    traditional meet-up format

    — @maxogden

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  8. learners mentors

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  9. Driver Navigator
    Pair Programming

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  10. Photo: flickr.com/photos/rossap/7597719198

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  11. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Ships that pass in the night
    and speak each other in passing
    Photo: flickr.com/photos/thevlue/5478170230

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  12. Photo: flickr.com/photos/tilley441/6436440693

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  13. DIFFERENT
    BOTTOMS
    [IMAGE REDACTED]

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  14. Photo: flickr.com/photos/61423903@N06/8772045680

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  15. Credit: Chris Piascik (society6.com/chrispiascik/edgar-allan-bro)

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  16. #privilegeisnotbillyzabka

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  17. function makeThingsBetter() {
    this.listen++;
    this.think++;
    !
    this.argue—;
    !
    }
    !
    makeThingsBetter.bind(me);

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  18. It was a shock. Someone
    had thought about it. I
    didn’t have to ask for it, it
    was just there.
    !
    What a beautiful surprise.

    http://bookmaniac.org/thank-you-allies/
    —Liz Henry

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  19. CODES
    !
    CONDUCT
    of

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  20. @rhodesjason
    Thanks!
    Questions, thoughts, etc.—get in touch!
    Notes & Slides
    TBD

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  21. Links!
    • http://nodeschool.io
    • http://nodeup.com/fiftyfive
    • http://baltimorenodeschool.github.io/
    • Learning about privilege 

    bit.ly/checkmywhat
    • Julie Pagano, So You Want to be an Ally? 

    bit.ly/allyguide
    • Sumana Harihareswara’s WikiCon 2014 keynote about education: https://
    commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sumana-Harihareswara-wikicon-2014-
    keynote.webm

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