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David LaCroix
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
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SurveyMonkey exports started missing something...
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Fun fact: The Survey Monkey data exporter chokes on the Excel file if a respondent enters "=" as the first character in a response to an open-ended question. #bughunt
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The Smashing Pumpkins- Tristessa (Sub Pop version 1990)

The Smashing Pumpkins - Tristessa

The tempos are sooo close, but not quite the same. Played at once in separate tabs, they produce some interesting delay, echo, reverb effects - enabled by the underlying pad of locked-in sound that is the song's foundation.
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Chicago's punk supergroup of 1990. I'll be over here, pogo-ing.
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I've seen it happen. It's not pretty.

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Maybe you'll be surprised to hear it, but one can end up in the same position with both a poem and a career: simultaneously overwhelmed and unmoved. I've seen university students stymied by John Ke...
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I can't wait to stop elearning
One of my favorite workplace hats is ‘learning technology consigliere ’; I am often approached to give advice about what kinds of tools might work best to create a certain type of learning experience, which I usually wrangle into a discussion about what kin...
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The +Medium writing platform is as nifty as you've heard!
A meditation on the ontology of the shortcut
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You'll recognize the characters, I'm sure.
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Here's how we used to get it done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
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I can totally see mine doing this.
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Friends, I'm untangling some kind of fugly, deep mess in my Google contacts today - Where did those multiple listings come from? What's so special about the 100-odd duplicates that the system won't recognize and merge automatically? How can there be multiple G+ Circle hits in the Contacts search for the same person? Look at +Justin Bradshaw here. I have him in one Circle. There's two entries - the top one is tied to the Contact entry, and has all the appropriate tags; the bottom one has no tags, but points to the same G+ profile.

Anyway, apologies for the new "David added you on G+" notifications today for about 100 of you. Something went screwy somewhere, and the only solution seems to be de-Circling and re-Circling.

Carry on!
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Yeah, it's the syncing.
Google contacts are messed up by design. They only have one data field for full name (instead of prefix, first, last, suffix, etc that most contact databases use) and one for address, too! It's insane. While google may be smart enough to figure out how to sync their data internally, no one outside of google seems to be able to sync properly with their API. I've see it over and over again. 
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Holy sheet!
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"Mystery News" http://feedly.com/k/H9CgEO

Either this, or worse: I often mute my workstation, wasting bandwidth I never know about. 
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Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    PhD in English and Afro-American Studies, 2006
  • Northwestern University
    BA in English
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Gender
Male
Other names
If you're unsure about the pronunciation of my last name, just pretend the "x" isn't there.
Story
Tagline
learning | education | strategy
Introduction
Learning and public engagement are the two focal points of my professional history. I've developed partnerships, processes, and products that facilitate learning experiences for a wide range of audiences, and done so in higher education, the museum world, the nonprofit and commercial sectors. 

My current work for The Versatile PhD brings this experience to bear in helping ABDs and PhDs identify, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers.

Previously, I've worked on contract as a project coordinator and advisor at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, in the Office of Education and Outreach. I have also consulted with the National Postal Museum, and trained volunteers in communication, public engagement, and facilitation for several exhibitions at Natural History, and the National Air and Space Museum.

If you visited NMNH in 2011 and talked to a volunteer in the RACE: Are We So Different? temporary exhibition, you met one of the 75 people that I trained to work in the exhibition. Their assignment: talk to hundreds of perfect strangers about race, science, history, and culture in an informed, even-handed, and approachable manner. I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to contribute to their knowledge and capacity for doing so.

More about me at LinkedIn and my blog.

Bragging rights
Five sectors and counting: retail, higher education, nonprofit, museum, Internet. I think of myself as an entrepreneur of public engagement.
Work
Occupation
Question, synthesize, facilitate, strategize, guide, teach, ideate, learn, and problem-solve.
Employment
  • Versatile PhD
    Relationship Manager, present
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Washington, DC