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PechaKucha Presentation

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JC Grubbs

CEO, DevMynd in Chicago

Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation

PRESENTED ON OCT 14, 2013
IN CHICAGO @ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA

How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In a hilarious retelling of personal stories, JC Grubbs recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 16, 2013.

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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

BY KATE GARMEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Kate Garmey is a self-proclaimed expert in the area of "bad ideas." She goes through a laundry list of her trials and triumphs, and discusses how she came to work at Table XI. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2013.

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Live for Today

BY SHAY HOWE
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Shay Howe speaks at Chicago Ideas Week on his youthful experiences on the road as part of a rock band. He discusses isolation, perception of reality, and the importance of unplugging from your focus every once in a while in an effort to balance your life. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 5, 2013.

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Fear. Pain. Humor.

BY MARK RICKMEIER
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

In a funny story of pain and perseverence, Mark Rickmeier captures the audience's attention as he recounts the story of the one fateful highschool day that could have ended in tragedy... but didn't. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 29, 2013.

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Make It So

BY SHANNON DOWNEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Shannon Downey tells us of a night she and her friends were out drinking and took pictures with a Captain Picard action figure. Upon returning home she created a Facebook fan page for the photos. What happened next resulted in Shannon exploring strange new worlds.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on November 12, 2013.
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My Worst Idea

BY PAUL PAGEL
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Most entrepreneurs make mistakes along the way. In an illustrated presentation by 8th Light Founder and CEO, Paul Pagel shares a few of his biggest lessons. 

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Teaching Art in the Trenches: My Encounter at the Art Institute of Chicago

BY STEVE SHERRELL
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Steve Sherrell, a local artist in Yorkville, Illinois, and former professor of art at Joliet Junior College, taught art in the Chicago area for 30 years. Now retired, he lives along the Fox River watching the river flow by, painting, and, just to keep his foot in the water, curating the gallery at Water Street Studios in Batavia, Illinois.

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That plus Chips and more

BY EMILY PEREZ
IN SACRAMENTO

Emily Perez talk includes chips, laughs, and stereotypes about women. Improv and acting give people a chance to tell their own story and be who they want to be.

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From Siberia to Texas: Uncovering My Family’s Immigration Story One Recipe at a Time

BY MARY KALTENBERG
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Mary Kaltenberg best introduces her story herself:

"It started during a blizzard storm the first week I arrived back in the United States early 2016. As an activity for my mom and I during this cold snowy day, we gathered recipes and started compiling them into a cohesive cookbook. I asked questions about the origination of the recipe and through each recipe lived a different story. Translating and transcribing developed into a documentation of our family history, rich of funny, suspenseful and adventurous stories. One recipe at a time I uncovered the story of my Jewish, Russian, Polish family - how they became a family, survived in Siberia, were deported and stripped of citizenship and the humor of eventually adapting to American culture."

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.