This post was written by Lianna Patch, author of The English Maven blog.
New Orleans’ tech-networking community held its annual TribeCon gathering at the City Park Peristyle yesterday.
Despite a glowering sky, insane wind, and the allure of Halloween pre-gaming, the Tribe managed to kill a giant pot of jambalaya, drain a keg of beer and share some interesting ideas on the intersection of technology and art.
Here are the top five quotes from TribeCon 2013:
1. On the creative process and the necessity of creating bad work:
“When I see someone with an immaculate sketchbook, I don’t trust that person.” – Kody Chamberlain
2. On the idea of “digital homogenization”:
“The Internet is really good at telling you what everyone cares about, but it’s really bad at telling you what you care about.” – Ron Goldin
3. On asking for help:
“Everyone wants to be part of something great.” – CJ Hunt
4. On following your passion:
“The type of work you do is the type of work you get.” – Ron Domingue
5. On listening to the voice of your customer:
“It’s not about: ‘How can we get more likes?’ It’s about: ‘How can we get more people to like us?’” – Thomas Knoll
Other highlights: Time-killing jokes from highly bearded emceeChris Trew, “Workaholics”-inspired bear coats made by Colin Grussing and an introduction to Quintron’s Drum Buddy.
What was your favorite part of TribeCon? Share it in the comments.