Peka-Chu’s, Chupacabra’s and Pecha Kucha Night Worcester

The question may be rolling around your head with that title, “Has Al finally lost whatever was left of his mind?”

And my reply is “YES!”

But it shouldn’t be the title that gave that away.

Sunday night, September 14th I attended and volunteered at Pecha Kucha Worcester Night 2.   First of all Michelle, Cindy and Scott did another amazing job.  Their hard work certainly showed!

“Pecha Ku-Waaa??”

I know it’s a strange looking, and even stranger sounding name, but trust me it is all too cool!

It’s pronounced Peh Chah Kuh Chah, or at least that’s what I heard people calling it. 

Whatever you call it, Pecha Kucha Night has become something my wife and I are amped about.  We are so excited to see how this event impacts our community.  We attended the Pecha Kucha Worcetser 1st night and we were so pumped by what we saw, heard and experienced that we were determinined that we would be at the next one and the one after that, and…Well, you get the idea.  Basically, it rocks!

Pecha Kucha is the community driven offspring of Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham.  It started in 2003 and created “as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.”  Check link for a descriptionand history of Pecha Kucha.

Last night’s showing was amazing.  There were photographers, painters, and type setters (I had no idea what that was until last night).

The highlight of the night to me was the Stu “Dr. Gonzo” Etsy’s presentation on community. It was perfectly fitting for that night.  I had a blast, I laughed, I was challenged, and walked away thinking about some things.  I have been asking myself since, “how am I investing, impacting, and changing my community for better?”

Make sure you get off your duff and get down to the next Pecha Kucha night, January 24, 2010.

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al