Profile

Cover photo
Dwayne Smurdon
Attends University of Texas at Austin
13 followers|13,517 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
If anybody is looking for summer (and/or beyond) internships, please contact me.  We're (Predictable Data) definitely wanting to add 3-5 people in a variety of (technical and non-technical) areas.  
1
Vivian Tsai's profile photoDwayne Smurdon's profile photoVamsi Vishnubhotla's profile photo
3 comments
 
Is it paid? And how would one apply?
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great speaking advice from Bob Metcalfe (co-inventor of ethernet and founder of 3Com), one of educators in my one semester startup course.

From Bob:

Our daughter Julia just got promoted at Facebook and asked me for advice on giving talks. I hope she doesn't mind that I'm sharing my advice with you. Listening is my real specialty, with writing in second place, but here is stuff that works in speaking; note that I have written it down: Speak on what you know. Prepare by collecting and organizing your thoughts in writing, say on 3X5 cards for small groups, 5X7 index cards for larger audiences (that's humor), or Powerpoint. Start preparation by asking who your audience is and why they will be listening to you. Show respect by over-dressing your audience. Smile and say thank you. Summarize what you are going to say, say it, then summarize what you said. Speak slowly and clearly, pausing now and then at carefully chosen places, to let people process what you've said. If at all possible, take questions from the start and continuously through your talk. After promising at the start to end on time, end on time. End on time. Early is better. Keep in mind that generally your audience wants you to succeed -- they are rooting for you. Bless their hearts, but audiences generally do not realize that you can see them, so for impact make some eye contact and smile. Be funny, especially if the topic isn't. Look at your audience when speaking to them -- pick out friendly faces in the audience here and there, move your eyes from one to the other. If people start to tune out, notice, stop talking and ask if they are still interested or have questions, you do not want to waste their time. When you make lists, three items is best. Start a list with your second strongest item, end with your strongest. When someone seems to want to ask a question, stop talking immediately, invite them, and reward them by listening carefully to their question, asking for clarification if needed. If someone asks a question you cannot answer, say the words "I don't know" and make a big show of writing it down and promising to get back on that. If an audience member misbehaves, walk toward them and that usually quiets them down. Be sure to have fun speaking; audiences can smell fear. Get good at it by practicing -- get gigs regularly. If someone makes a video of your talk, watch it twice and take notes on how to improve. Speaking is the most fun you can have standing up.
----------------------------

I hope you found this as helpful as I have. A lot of it's common sense, but seeing it all together at one time is helpful.
1
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Over on Facebook, a relative posed the question: "What do you do if you don't trust someone anymore?" -- What are your thoughts?
1
Nicole S. Dettmar's profile photoDwayne Smurdon's profile photo
2 comments
 
That's a disappointing way to live life!
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Does anyone have access to Forrester or Gartner Research or anything else that might help me define market sizes?
1
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Does anyone else have trouble using "Instant Uploads" for photos from your phone? Does anyone have it working?
1
Yuki Davidoff's profile photoDwayne Smurdon's profile photo
2 comments
 
Mine crashes on the phone, and here on the web site I still have the "turn it on" page.
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
I can't figure out how someone is going to send me a piece of virtual candy or request that I help them buy a virtual sheep...and I'm happy about that.
1
Tawei Wan's profile photoNicole S. Dettmar's profile photo
2 comments
 
/tosses GutenTag & FRiC a chocobanana muffin ;)
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
13 people
Ceylan Ozkan's profile photo
Tanna Thompson's profile photo
Gaute Solaas's profile photo
Dante Crescenzi's profile photo
Eric Mahroum's profile photo
Kina Miller's profile photo
Aaron Stolarz's profile photo
Jordan Patapoff's profile photo
Justin Ord's profile photo

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Waiting for my 2TB external drive to finish a full format. About 3 hours in and I'd say about 40% complete.
1
Benjamin Warman's profile photoDwayne Smurdon's profile photo
2 comments
 
LoL
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Shark Week!
1
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
An anonymous reader writes "Thirty years ago, on July 27 1981, Microsoft bought the rights for QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) from Seattle Computer Products (SCP) for $25,000. QDOS, otherwis...
1
2
Anu Srivastava's profile photoTim Heckman's profile photo
Add a comment...

Dwayne Smurdon

Shared publicly  - 
 
What's for breakfast?
1
AJ Gardner's profile photoTye Harrison's profile photo
2 comments
 
Whataburger Fried Chicken Club.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
13 people
Ceylan Ozkan's profile photo
Tanna Thompson's profile photo
Gaute Solaas's profile photo
Dante Crescenzi's profile photo
Eric Mahroum's profile photo
Kina Miller's profile photo
Aaron Stolarz's profile photo
Jordan Patapoff's profile photo
Justin Ord's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Computer Science and Psychology, present
Links
Contributor to
Dwayne Smurdon's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
QR Droid - Apps on Android Market
market.android.com

The only QR code app rated "5.0 out of 5 stars" by PCWorld. Get the best! [Touch 'More' to read about permissions, how-to&

Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater
buy.louisck.net

Live at the Beacon Theater: show available to download now!

MixZing Media Player
market.android.com

MixZing is simply the most advanced media player around!▷ Music ID identifies your songs, even those without valid tags, and lets you clean

Covariance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org

In probability theory and statistics, covariance is a measure of how much two random variables change together. If the greater values of one

Jimmy Fallon Justin Timberlake History Of Rap Part 2
www.dailymotion.com

Back in September, Jimmy Fallon and guest star Justin Timberlake performed a duet of the History of Rap. Fans loved it so much that the next

ARD Comics – I'd like to change your mind by hitting it with a rock - mine
anotherrandomday.com

Tag Cloud. aids asian baby bacon batman black canada cat chick cock dead death dog drinking fire fuck fucking gay girl girlfriend girls god

Like vs Plus
likevsplus.com

Let the battle begin! facebook like vs google plus one