The Real EPIC Slides

As the last presenter at this year's fabulous Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), I was super excited to talk about my work studying startup accelerators and Lean and share what I thought were some great potential takeaways for us as a community.

BUT . . . an epic slidefail ensued.

A missing font on the presenter laptop not only made things ridiculously abstract, but also potentially a bit obscene. I have no idea what the odds are that the face silhouette icons I was using would change to the letters f and k out of every other potential option, but they have to be astronomical. Despite bursting into laughter a couple times, I managed to get through the entire talk. But then a fire alarm went off during my q&a, forcing everyone to evacuate. In short, I think I broke the conference.

I had a great time chatting with those who stuck around after the fire drill. For those who missed it, here are some Twitter posts to illustrate the ridiculousness. For those of you who were there, I've put my original slides and paper at the bottom of this page, which hopefully are more informative.

You can find my paper and more at the EPIC People site.


This is what the actual slide I created looks like:

This is the original slide.


And here's what happened: 

In the end, though, all good. 


EPIC Presentation


EPIC Paper