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Gnomedex’s Chris Pirillo on Our Individual Power to Create

on August 23, 2010

Gnomedex 10 launched last Friday in Seattle. For those not familiar with the conference, attendees refer to it as “TED light,” because it’s a fraction of the cost, yet still has great inspiring speakers. While this popular tech conference has no pre-planned agenda, by the time Chris Pirillo, the founder, books the events with speakers, a theme emerges.

While at the conference I talked to Pirillo about this year’s theme, which Pirillo said is “the power of the individual.” We each have the power to do and to create without anybody asking. You just have to do it and technology has become the enabler. Most of the Gnomedex presenters have such a story to tell. They created something without anybody’s approval, and gathered interest as a result of it.

This inter­view is part of a series of videos I pro­duced at Gnomedex 10 in Seat­tle this week­end as I was report­ing for Dice and Dice News. They’ve got a fun con­test to win an iPad on their Face­book page. Just explain what makes you a true geek and you’re entered to win (August 31st is the dead­line). Plus, check out Robert Scoble’s tips for get­ting started in social media and Adria Richards’ tips for using social media and events to get your dream job.

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