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TEDx Redmond wrapup and New York bound

Submitted by TechNinja on September 20, 2012 - 7:55pm

We had a blast at the third annual TEDx Redmond event (Sylvia's very first TEDx talk!), and now we're off to New York city, but first, some notes from our trip to Washington State.

After about 15 hours of driving we arrived in Seattle for a bit of fun to meet up with with Sylvia's aunt Suzy, then we took a quick detour to meet up with fabulous hardware hacker Jeri Ellsworth at a little place called Valve Software! (That visit will get its own blog post soon).

Sylvia and sister Talulah sitting behind a full size Portal Turret at Valve Software headquarters on September 14th, 2012

Then on Saturday, it was time for TEDx Redmond! We headed out to to the Microsoft Conference Center, did a little rehearsal, then it was on to the main event. Sylvia was in session two, at the 29 minute mark, check it out embedded below.

We had an awesome time, and we can't wait to do more. We're flying out tomorrow morning to NYC, and we'll be visiting as many awesome maker places as we can. Drop us a note and let us know if there's somewhere you think we should go. See you out there!

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Look out road: Here we come!!

Submitted by Super-Awesome Sylvia on September 13, 2012 - 10:10am

Thanks to all the awesome people out in the world who helped me get to my fundraiser goal of $5,000, me and the family are heading out on the road immediately!

We're driving up Interstate 5 through Oregon, making a stop in Springfield, then early tomorrow morning we'll be in Redmond Washington for my very first TEDx Talk! I'm super excited (and nervous) but I know it's going to be awesome no matter what!

Then next week on Friday we fly out to spend the whole rest of the month in New York City! Saturday I'll be teaching how to make Cardboard Robots with MakeDo at the Smithsonian National Design museum's Target Design workshop for kids!!, then I'll be visiting Makerbot, Adafruit, NYC Resistor, then off to the Open Hardware Summit at Eyebeam, then Maker Faire New York and Education day!!

Did I mention it's been busy? I think I did. But, at least I will have the best trip EVERRR!!!

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