THE FIRST LIMERICK OPEN COFFEE meets in the Absolute Hotel at 11am on January 5, 2012, and I am looking forward to catching up on conversations that might continue from 2011.
I need a Mindful Productivity t-shirt for my real birthday. But first, I'd like to know how many colours of ink are used in a Mindful Diary. And are any visible under subdued light of an "after dark" session (#LOCCAD).
I'm taking a question to Miriam. "What is the youngest student you've trained with Superhands Baby Sign?
I think James Corbett will be near the coffee dock and I'd like to know MissionV's viewpoint on 3D video. Does it enhance the immersive learning experience? And there's a natural conversation about ICT in Education awaiting Pam O'Brien.
I haven't had a Frank McCourt story from Pat Carroll. Maybe the January 2012 LOCC session is the place to start. I need to pull more Americans into Limerick and the McCourt Museum is a worthwhile place to visit.
I have a ticket open with David Quaid concerning camera-facing moments students can make to enhance their employment prospects.
Ronan Skehill's pinpoints technology is the most elegant use of the electronic maps I carry in my pocket. Every time I meet Ronan, I learn another way of making location-based services more intelligent.
We need to bring exciting coding opportunities to teens in the Limerick region. Gabriela Avram has been bashing away at a few options, including Coder Dojo and Codecademy. I'd like to hear how things are unfolding.
Graham Royce, from his perspective in the Hartnett Enterprise Centre, always has a first-hand view of where the creative economy is heading. I've have third level graduates coming out of the pipeline who need to learn more about LEAP, perhaps by making a walk-through that we might co-ordinate during LOCC.
I would ask Patricia McGovern about the importance of positivity and the role OpenCoffee plays in keeping things focused in a positive way.
Limerick Open Coffee attracts up to 30 people every session. I doubt the first meet-up of the new year will be more than half that number but every time I go, I get peer reviews of apps I'm using and programmes I'm considering.
Adam Singer -- "12 Industry Leaders Share Advice For Marketers Starting Out In 2012", January 3, 2012.
Mindful Productivity asks, "What are your intentions for 2012?"