On Friday night, my sister and I took my dad to a fancy Italian restaurant for a belated Father’s Day dinner. Our meal – including wine, an appetizer, entrees, desserts, and tip – was almost $300.
Unfortunately, our experience was really frustrating and disappointing, and it was because of the way that the restaurant’s staff treated my dad.
I’m super thrilled to be speaking at Do Good Data 2015 this May! This is the third year for the conference, and it’s been improving and growing every year. It’s a great conference for nonprofit professionals who are interested in learning more about data, how to collect it, and how to analyze it.
My mother’s father is Armenian. As a kid, the fact that I was 1/4 Armenian made me feel extraordinarily exotic and cool. When we had to do projects in school where we researched our heritage, everyone else was stuck with Italy, Poland, and Germany, but I got to talk about how I was Armenian so I was special and different.
Last weekend, I received my Masters of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago – or rather, I should say, I received a nice leather folder with an advertisement for purchasing graduation photos inside of it.
A lot of things have changed for me professionally since I decided to apply to graduate school in 2010.
I have a rather strange, stalkerish obsession with reading about the tools that people use to get work done. Lifehacker’s How I Work series and The Setup enable this obsession by letting me geek out about what computers and gadgets and knickknacks people (mostly in tech) are using to do stuff.