I’m currently attending a program called Escape the City which “helps mainstream professionals make proactive & entrepreneurial career changes.” We’re part of the “Founding Members” cohort as the first iteration of this program stateside.
I’m not looking to leave my current job, which I’m pretty happy with. I definitely did want to meet other ambitious people and unconventional thinkers. A mentor who had done the program in London, where Escape started, said I’d benefit. I have been loving it so far. I’ve found it beneficial to being more present, proactive, and creative at work and outside of it.
One of part of the program we did last night was the Un-Conference, where individuals in the program presented on different topics: everything from Learnings from Training for Endurance Races, Self-Acceptance and How to Love Yourself, Web Development 101, Relaxation with Origami, to name just a few.
As part of building on my knowledge and sharing it, I did a talk on Simple Design with a Data Visualization Crash Course below. I hope my fellow participants found it useful, especially since many of them are thinking about starting and pitching their own businesses.