Awesome Foundation

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

In Pursuit of Awesome: The Difference Between a Vision and a Goal

girl in water

I got an amazing response to my In Pursuit of Awesome post, here and on Geek Feminism. It’s inspired me to write a series of posts where I explore some of the tips I wrote about and related topics in more depth. I don't have a bucket list. Nor do I have a 5-year plan. I just keep asking ...


Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

In Pursuit of Awesome: The Myth of the “Right” Time

Perfect timing, right?

I got an amazing response to my In Pursuit of Awesome post, here and on Geek Feminism. It's inspired me to write a series of posts where I explore some of the tips I wrote about and related topics in more depth. Let me offer you a scenario. You move to a new place and someone ...


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

In Pursuit of Awesome

Ekşın...

My coolest title right now is "Instigator of Awesome" at Awesome Ottawa. So what's Awesome Ottawa? It's a group of 10 trustees and a Dean of Awesome, and every month we give away $1000 to enable something awesome. So far, we've funded an art-flash-mob, a living-evolving installation, a 350-org climate change event. When Levannia asked me ...


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Inside and Outside My Comfort Zone

Having a bad day

The other day, I had a phone interview for quite possibly my dream job. With the encouragement of my mentors and friends I was feeling good about it, and going for it, until a few hours before when I was practically vibrating with fear. I don't know how it went. I definitely didn't connect with the ...


Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

You May Say I’m a Dreamer…

Follow Your Dreams

Recently, I read something that said (I'm paraphrasing): The surest way to mediocrity is trying to be liked by everyone. Shortly after, I met the conspiracy theorist Mike Levin, of Unfolding Magazine to talk about Awesome Ottawa, you can read the article here. I didn't really like the article, but I'm trying to embrace the idea that criticism ...


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Awesome Ottawa – on the Radio!

You know that feeling when you get on a high speed train, or a rollercoaster? There's a jolt as it starts and to me it feels like my stomach got left behind a little as my body moved forwards. That's kinda what's been happening with Awesome Ottawa lately. I talked to a friend, mentioned it at ...


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Making Ottawa More Awesome

Check out my guest post on the Code Factory blog the Road Less Travelled. The Awesome Foundation is a group of 10 people who every month award a grant of $1000 to someone to enable something AWESOME. Examples include: a giant laser, a cotton candy cannon, and a “happiness hat” (my personal favourite). . Ultimately, ...


Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Awesome Foundation Ottawa

I've heard that you should be the change you want to see in the world. Well, I would like the world to be more AWESOME. It's time to take action on that, and I have a plan. There's this thing that was started up in Boston last year called the Awesome Foundation. Basically, it's a group of 10 ...




All content © Copyright 2014 by Accidentally in Code.
Subscribe to RSS Feed – Posts or just Comments

Workaholic WordPress Theme by Graph Paper Press