Re-post of Publication written for On Dit: If they can’t say no, they can’t consent.

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This piece was written for publication by Adelaide University student publication On Dit Issue 85.1, read the whole edition here

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#StartUpAdelaide: day 1

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Pre-start up beginnings, upstairs preping while people were registering, and eating hotdogs

My weekend is pretty much going to be filled up running around with the social media crew for #StartUpADL. And what exactly is StartUp Adelaide you may be wondering…

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

In Adelaide we’re about to see our fourth Startup Weekend, and this time round its happening at The Hawke Building, UniSA City West, 57 North Terrace in Adelaide from Friday (today) November 29th to Sunday 1st of December.

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This is the hashtag that will be covering the event for the weekend, if you’re curious take a look.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

 https://twitter.com/StartupADL/status/406310251512623104

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I’ve made it, professional tweeter. My role in all of this is basically cruising around the with the social media crew, interviewing, filming, taking photos, tweeting etc.

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An ocean of potential in the sea of people: movers and shakers, creatives, white collar business types, marketers, techies, nerds, hipsters, people with ideas

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putting myself in the shoes of someone going for the 1 minute pitch, x marks the spot right?

Piecast Live 2.0: Gayer than average

In the words of Mark Tripodi:

Hey buddies! Hey Guys!

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Today is a special day, because today my friend Mark will be hosting the live recording of the Picast Live 2.0: gayer than average.

23rd Nov 2.30pm at the Rhino Room 13 Frome St

$10 entry & there will be free pies.

You can RSVP to the event on facebook here

There is a 3 guest line up, and I tell you I am stoked to (fill in because Lori Bell couldn’t make it) participate!

There’s gonna be three guests, following the same format as the previous live show, and I’m very excited to be able to announce that I’ll be joined by guests, both friend and unknown. They are as follows.

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Shaylee Leach is one of my guests, and I’ll be glad to have her on. Our Pride and Prejudice rapport will surely make for entertaining banter.

Geraldine Hickey is a comedian who is hella hilarious and a grand example of the kind of bogan all bogans should strive to be.

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Brendan Maclean is a man I am a great fan of. He’s a musician, twitterer, and many other things.

Also, you out there, hopefully. 

Join us for the delicious celebration of the end of the year.

Come listen to the banter, watch my excitable face as I share the stage with a couple of my favourite tweeps, watch me try to find Mark a boyfriend. Or don’t, but then at least have a solo pantless dance party in your kitchen, or in the hub, or where ever you are reading this.

The Anatomy Of A Good Attitude

Thought Catalog

Good attitude takes you far. You may not know it, but where you are right now in your life has something to do with how you deal with it.

Attitude is not just mere behavior or even a set of virtues. Attitude is how you look at life and how you live it. Going beyond that, one’s attitude has a domino effect because it affects how one connects with other people.

Good attitude is not simply represented by flashy heroic deeds; most of the time good attitude is very subtle that we are not aware of practicing it. It is about starting and ending your day with a smile and filling your time with positive vibes. It is about being patient about results and outcome. Good attitude is about honesty and transparency: it is not just being true to others but being true to yourself. It is not about giving…

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