I was off to an early start. Tina Photakis gave me a wake up call at 6:!5 and I had a number of things to do before Hack Ed began. I walked into HackEd and Steve Hargadon was his cheery self giving out information so that newcomers or those in need of a reminder would understand the order of events for the day. He made a special effort to help people feel included and gave an open invitation to assist anyone needing help finding new connections. Steve is a warm and caring person who consistently provides learning opportunities for educators.
Like many, I like taking pictures at events. People may have different goals or motivations when they take a picture. I take pictures because people are moving about very quickly sometimes and I like to capture a moment in time when I cross paths with someone that I know and love, or someone that I have a nice conversation with and want to make a permanent memory with a photo. The conference photos are a lot of fun because I am using a blue tooth selfie stick...I find that the stick provides a level of fun and interactivity to the picture taking process. I do not really expect other people to care very much about the pictures i take because they may only hold meaning to me but I want you to know that my pictures do mean a lot to me and are not just things I collect for the sake of it.