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Nick Smith
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Attended Florida College
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"It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so."
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I am geeking out over this amazing chalk artist's site right now. Really stunning.
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This is a great video by +Gary Vaynerchuk about what "the cloud" is and why you should care. He also talks about one of my absolute favorite services, Dropbox. Even if you don't use it, you ought to at least know what it is.
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If you could do a something dangerous one time with no risk, what would it be?
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"I found that many gifted people are so afraid of writing a poor story that they cannot summon the nerve to write a single sentence for months. The thing to say to such people is: "See how bad a story you can write. See how dull you can be. Go ahead. That would be fun and interesting. I will give you $10 if you can write something thoroughly dull from beginning to end!" And of course no one can."
- Brenda Ueland

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I'll be attending the Quitter Conference this weekend. Anyone else I know gonna be there?
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Think and then let it out, act. Always. -- Brenda Ueland
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Proper alignment of objects is a simple way to improve the look of your slides.
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Two of my favorite things: Tech writers and public speaking.
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For what is creativity if it isn't to take something existing in one's head and give it relevance in the real world? -- Alfredo Cabrera
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I can remember not knowing what email was. Now I sometimes wish I could forget.
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How email and snail mail have changed.
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I'd like to learn letterpress. Anyone else in the Huntsville/Athens area interested, too? Can we get a big enough group together to invite this girl to stop here?
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Atlassian Workshop Instructor
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  • Intergraph
    Senior Graphic Designer, 2006 - present
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Nerd about design and communications. (At least for today.)
Introduction

By day I work for Freedom Information Systems in Huntsville, AL. For my current project I developed and now teach Atlassian software training workshops. Atlassian is an Australian company that develops some really amazing software for developers, project managers and other business folk. My specialty is Confluence, their wiki tool, but we also offer training on JIRA, their bug-tracking and project management tool.

The rest of the time I'm a nerd about design and communication. I'm a freelance presentation designer and am hoping eventually to do that full-time. I absorb anything and everything I can about presenting and graphic design and blog about it at AdvanceYourSlides.com.

Education
  • Florida College
    Liberal Studies: Communications, English Literature, Biblical Studies, Great Books, 2001 - 2005