conventions or training classes, but not always. Books remain a low-cost (and my favorite!) way of obtaining information, especially when coupled with a discussion group. Blogs, listservs, and podcasts are all excellent methods of finding new viewpoints and new voices in the community. A more social way of getting exposed to new ideas is to join a local organization such as a user group or technology incubator. Attending a BarCamp gathering is another great community learning opportunity. After all, meeting new people can be just as rewarding as understanding a new concept!Watching my kids rejoice in their summer vacation I'm struck by the irony of our situations: as children we all disliked school; as adults we crave new learning opportunities. In the workforce, this usually means either
While my boys are excited they don't have any more homework for a few months, I look forward to my next opportunity to learn. What do you do to acquire new knowledge?