From creating a twitter account for the first time to writing Blogs, there were a lot of first for me in this course. It’s the first class where I saw not only peoples career backgrounds coming into the conversation but everyone’s interests also showing through the conversations, discussions, and presentations. In my first Blog I was wondering what the hype around digital transformation is all about. I can say I understand it a bit more now.
One class that stands out for me is the blockchain class. I know more than I did before but I’m more confused than I was before too haha I admire everyone who is super invested in the topic. Maybe with enough passion, I can learn more about this topic as it’s becoming prevalent. But in the meantime, this is my take on it:
I would read some of the blogs and it would hinder more curiosity in me. I would often research the topics further. I experienced writers block for the first time too perhaps. It was hard to come up with what topic to write about each time it was my groups turn. My boyfriend would be sick of me asking him what I should write about haha. But eventually there was always a topic that I was interested in and that was not already covered. The comments on the blog were all encouraging and kind; I was not expecting that. I was almost expecting brutal honesty because quite frankly I sometimes felt my blogs could have been better when I re-read them.
The layout of the course was unique (as we were warned on day 1) but I think it works really well for the course. Had this not been the layout it would be impossible to keep up with everything that’s going on in the ever-changing digital world. I do agree with he feedback that we discussed a lot about the FAANG companies, and it would have been nice to see other smaller companies or start ups coming into the picture. I think we missed that aspect of digital transformation during our class discussions.
I enjoyed the group sessions in class; it was nice to get to know some of the classmates a bit better. It made the class a lot more enjoyable and engaging. The content posted for discussions was well thought out and informative.
My favorite speaker has to be the Amazon Alexa speaker. He was great and had rich content to share with the class. After that session I ask Alexa what she heard every time she lights up for no reason. I also asked it erase all of her history haha #Paranoia.
I found myself often getting into conversations revolving around topics we discussed in class with people at work or friends as well. The twitter feed definitely helped me keep up to speed on a lot of what was happening in the digital/tech industry. I hope to continue following the #ISYS8621 hashtag (only took a semester to memorize the hashtag) and the Blogs.
I want to end my blog with the feedback that we were doing for the presentation. I would say the class format was great (particularly snack time – my favorite was the pumpkin scones and charcuterie board!). I think improvement in bringing in more smaller companies and innovative companies into discussions would be beneficial. And lastly, would love to hear more on which twitter topics stood out to Professor Kane every week. With that, thanks everyone for a very fun and enriching semester.