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Working the coast

Written by David on April 14th, 2010.      0 comments

I have spent the last three days in Greymouth.  I had been invited down to the Westcoast by Gurden Consulting as a result of them seeing one of my presentations at Ulearn last October.  I flew into Hokitika on Sunday in what has to be the smallest commercial aircraft I have ever travelled in!  The first officer was doing everything, welcoming us on board, closing the doors etc.  It was a narrow, short, noisy turbo prop plane that did its job and flew me from Christchurch over the southern alps to the west coast.

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Once in Greymouth, via Hokitika airport I have been working every day.  I have run four student workshops on Gamemaker and have also run a single workshop on Pencil Animation.  In addition I have also given two presentations, one to the local community and business leaders of the Greymouth district and one to a cohort of local teachers.  My presentations can be seen on the wiki that  I have made for the occasion.  My exploits on the coast have also made it into the local paper the Greymouth Evening Star!

After my final presentation today, I have been driven up to Westport to repeat the program again.   I love this part of New Zealand and it was a real treat to drive up the coast as the westerly whipped up the surf on the Tasman and watch the sun go down.  I am normally driving, so this time it was a treat to look and not concentrate.  I saw plenty of Weka on the way up.  It is a magic drive.

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Tomorrow we start again.







David has been a specialist in the field of elearning for over 12 years. He has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His consultancy work includes education and business clients. READ MORE


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