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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Moves to 7-Year High

PopTech 2009 attendees, day 2 – 36
Forex Analysis
Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: with rare exceptions, I don’t know the names of any of the individuals photographed in this set. If you know of them, please feel free to add a "tag" on the Flickr page; or if you know anyone who attended Pop!Tech this year, please tell them where they can find the Flickr set, so they can see whether they’re included among all the photos…

Note: this photo was published in a Nov 27, 2010 blog titled "Forex Market – Finding A Classy Forex Broker." It was also published in a Dec 16, 2010 blog titled "Texas energy deregulation Offers Open Choice for All." And it was published in an undated (mid-Apr 2011) blog titled "Forex Brokers." It was also published in a Jun 26, 2011 Begin Forex, with the same caption that I had written for this Flickr page. It was also published in a Jul 20, 2011 blog titled "Forex Blog Introduction and Benefits."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jul 18, 2012 blog titled "How do i check the legitimacy of a European Forex Broker?" And it was published in a Sep 17, 2012 blog titled "4X Your Foreign Exchange Profit With These Tips," as well as a Sep 24, 2012 blog titled "Online forex trading- the trump card of forex market." It was also published in a Dec 5, 2012 Wealth-Building Onling blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written here on this Flickr page.

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 6, 2013 blog titled "Need Help Learning Foreign Exchange? Check Out These Tips!" And it was published in an Apr 6, 2013 blog titled "Currency Traders Read On, These Tips Could Help You!"

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For approximately the sixth time since 2001, I attended the annual Pop!Tech conference in Camden, Maine; it’s always held in October, and this year, it took place on Oct 22-24. People often ask me what Pop!Tech is all about, and the simple answer is that it deals with the interaction between technology and society — most often in the form of lectures and presentations about the innovative ways that people around the world are using today’s technology to make a positive impact on a wide range of social problems. But rather than depending on my summary of what it’s all about, I recommend that you visit the Pop!Tech web site for more information.

Unlike previous years, I photographed almost every Powerpoint slide presented by each of the speakers throughout the conference. Combined with the photos that I took of conference attendees, that resulted in some 600 images on the first day — which I whittled down to 450 on this Flickr set, but that’s an overwhelming collection for anyone to look at.

For the second and third day of the conference, I decided to separate the photos of attendees from the straightforward photos of speakers and their Powerpoint slides. This set contains about three dozen images of attendees, and it will give you a good sense of the kind of people who invest their time and money to trek all the way to Camden, Maine to sit on uncomfortable seats for three days indulging in a sensory overload of materials from dozens of impassioned speakers. The attendees are from all over the U.S., and from several other countries too; they include both young and old; men and women; students and professors; academics and practitioners.

Aside from the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to social change (with or without technology), the other thing that is obviously shared among all of these attendees is the gadgetry they use to stay in touch with the world. You’ll see a predominance of Mac laptops in these photos; and you’ll also see a lot of iPhones and other "smart phones." Keep in mind that people were not chatting on their phones during these presentations; instead, they were using their smart-phones to email, Twitter, chat, and browse the Web.

Conference attendees from the third day of the conference will appear in a separate Flickr set, as soon as I can get them organized; and the speaker/presentation slides from the second and third day of the conference will also appear in separate Flickr sets.

A couple of technical notes: I used a Nikon D700 for all of these photos, mostly with a 70-300mm zoom lens. I sat in the balcony section of the Camden Opera House, where the conference took place, so I was primarily photographing other people in the balcony section. An equally large number of attendees were seated on the main floor of the building, but I didn’t see much point in photographing the tops of their heads. Because I could increase the ISO setting on the camera all the way up to 6400, I was able to get reasonably good images without a flash. The lights were turned on while I was photographing, but it was fairly dim in some areas; I did my best to compensate with an appropriate "white balance" setting on the camera.

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