We were at MakerFaire last weekend and had a ball talking to old and new friends.
We had the Magnify2 front and center, and also showed of the new GIGAmacro Viewer (we moved from Flash) with a wide selection of images. We know that insects are very popular and hence we tend to use them as examples. But many other subjects have been imaged on GIGAmacro systems and we wanted to show the versatility of the system. So we had images of a burger patty, oil shale, bee hive frames, a settling plate at Exploratorium with live marine animals, snail eating beetle (see we had to have one!), the back of a 2 dollar note, and a fish fossil. As you can see, a huge variety of images!
During the day Gene and I talked to a few journalists – as well as lots of people who wanted to know what we did and how. Well the team from TESTED (the guys from Mythbusters) talked to me and I thought no more about it. Turns out that they published a close to 5 minute segment on their YouTube channel and we had almost 27,000 hits and close to 900 likes on the first 24 hours.
I had no idea till I started seeing G+ comments landing in my mailbox this morning. We had an absolute ball and though I hate seeing and hearing myself, I have to say that (apart from one mistake – can you spot it?) it went well and it tells the story of what we do well.
I have always dreamed of working with a bunch of smart folks who work on challenging problems that make a difference. I have to say that being at GIGAmacro is pretty close to living that dream! Being at MakerFaire amplified that; when you are doing something you love, with people you admire and customers who are enthusiastic there is little that can be better.
Graham has worked as a business and marketing leader in high technology, aviation and not-for-profit large and small organizations. He jumped out of corporate life in 2007 to ‘have more fun’ and does so helping small companies with strategy, business, and marketing as well as traveling and taking pictures.
He loves working with smart groups of people to solve challenging problems.
Gadgets of all sorts (especially anything to do with aviation and flight) and photography have fascinated since early childhood. He is also an accomplished photographer who exhibits regularly and a former competition aerobatic pilot.
Graham is a transplanted Brit (hence the humo(u)r) who has lived and worked in CA since 1996.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.