On Thursday April 29, members from our design, Ux research, and developer teams, along with Twiggy (one of our Prezi dogs), participated in the Innovation Expedition Design Thinking Workshop, hosted by Epicenter--an initiative that aims at transforming engineering education across the United States, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation skills.
Teams from Google, Apple, Prezi, and a group of engineering students from Stanford University participated in the workshop.
January's "Become a Prezi Designer" contest was a resounding success. Though we didn't find a Prezi designer for our SF office (still looking!), we did hire Ashley Whitlatch (University Evangelist from Seattle, WA), Travis Hitchcock (support/design intern from Chattanooga, TN), and David Oliviera (independent prezi designer from Lisbon, Portugal). Meet Ashley, Travis, and David and see their reactions to the contest below.
Ashley: “I never thought I would be moving to San Francisco, starting a brand new program for an amazing company, three months after entering an online contest the day before the deadline. Unbelievable.”
Last week we were joined by Matt Meeker, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of meetup.com, for several events held across Budapest.
On Friday afternoon we hosted a Prezi employee lunch in our offices with Matt as guest speaker. In his talk, Matt shared some cool highlights of his journey so far. We learned that his entrepreneurial roots stem from his grandparents owning a farm in Iowa, and his love of all things Internet was born from attendance at a newly-formed 1995 “Internet 101” class at University.
Get Satisfaction is Prezi's open community discussion forum, where our users share best practices, ask questions, and report issues related to their work with Prezi. For the month of March our Prezi GetSatisfaction Champion is Roel van der Plank. He has 311 stars and replied 1307 times to the Prezi community!! This month we asked Roel to tell us a little about himself...
The event took place on the campus of National Taiwan Normal University, and featured seven different speakers who gave 10-minute prezi talks. Over 100 people attended. The topics varied from creativity, web 2.0 to interculture. The audience enjoyed the night with inspiring prezi talks, having a dialogue with speakers, and receiving a small but special gift, a "Prezi" button.