Verge Message Board › A Few Tickets Available for Design-focused Meetup with Pattern and Tech+Fash
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"I never let my schooling interfere with my education."
Mark Twain penned that, probably aboard a steamboat ambling down the Mississippi. But today, as the education bubble grows, the sentiment still very much applies.
Peter Thiel, who cofounded PayPal and Palantir, agrees with Twain's assertion that practical experience is learning. That's why the Thiel Fellowship pays young entrepreneurs to skip college and pursue their innovative projects full-time. Wonder if it's working? Come see for yourself.
For her Thiel Fellowship, Maddy Maxey is focusing on optimizing the clothing patterns and the enterprise software that make our current garment industry inefficient. Her goal is to make domestic production profitable by integrating software, not just hardware technologies, more fully into our manufacturing system. I can't wait for Maddy and her pioneering partner, Mari Kussman, to share what they've learned through their work in technology, fashion and design on projects like Crated, a 3D-printed jewelry line, and more.
This is your chance to catch Maddy and Mari at Verge before they speak at SXSW V2V and an upcoming Amex OpenForum. You can still get a ticket for the meetup, but they're moving fast!
AND in celebration of the technology and fashion communities here in Indy, Lyft has donated a Pebble smart watch for one lucky attendee!
To enter to win, just tweet a pic of your favorite "Power Accessory", mention @VergeIndy and @PatternIndy, and tag it #IndyDressCode--the most creative submission will win! Please note: you must be present Thursday to win.
I hope you can join me, the rest of the awesome Verge community and Pattern for a night of learning and connecting around technology, fashion and design. Maddy and Mari will be there. Maybe Mark Twain will be in spirit, too.
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PS: You're all invited to the Lyft launch party tomorrow night, too.