This is the official start of “Bill’s Big Picture”… my take on the whacky world of creativity, problem solving and general out of the box thinking.
Today is a good place to begin… I’m on my way to the New Jersey Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament, where I volunteer as a Team Attribute Judge. Read more about this at my guest post blog here.
Recognizing that very few people will be reading this post, I’m now going to do a little name dropping in the interest of learning how to create links and other basic blogging procedures…
I heard about FIRST nine years ago, when legendary engineer Dean Kamen (inventor of the Segway) pitched the program from the TED stage, and invited the audience to come see the world championships that Spring, which were being held in EPCOT Center that year. I loved the idea, my 13 year old son Sam loved the idea when he heard it, so we made the trek to Orlando and had a blast. Sam ended up interning for Dean’s company DEKA, in the Summer of 2008 and now works for TED, so that worked out pretty well!
Well, I’m reaching the end of my time at Union Station, my Amtrak train beckons. Trenton, here I come!