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Living Dead Week

#MPD2 Management and Professional Development Track

Room 106B


Google has their twenty percent time and Apple has Blue Sky but what are you doing to foster growth and innovation in yourself, your colleagues, and your organization? Within one group at Purdue, affectionately known as Living Dead Week, designers and developers are given time each semester to work on something that they believe will help move the university forward. We all have a job to do but what would happen if we deliberately pushed aside the unending list of prioritized projects handed down to us from on high and did something we truly wanted to do? In other words, if you were your own boss, what would you spend your time doing? During this presentation Jason Fish will explore how this is being done within his group at Purdue University. He will share the experiences that have made Living Dead Week successful for the past three years. Lessons learned, guidelines, culture, and both good and not-so-good projects will be discussed so that you can jump start something similar when you return home.


Jason Fish
Manager of Application Programming, Purdue University

Jason Fish is the manager of application programming at Purdue University where he is responsible for providing development in the areas of teaching and learning. His experience includes development, project management, and driving new and creative Web and mobile strategies. The work of his group has been featured by the New York Times, CNET, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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