I have always wished I could find time to read more often than I do. At night, a time where most can relax for a few moments and get lost in a book, I find my eyes are too tired from staring at a computer screen all day.
I have discovered audio books from Audible, an Amazon company (http://www.audible.com/). What an amazing product! The narrator not only makes the words more exciting, I feel it brings the story to life even more so than the internal narrator in my head when I am reading the paper copy.
Now when driving or working out, I find myself wanting to jump right back into my audio book. If you have never auditioned an audio book before, I highly recommend it! You will quickly see how convenient they are and how much more free time you will find to continue “reading”.
A few years ago, I co-developed the software and hardware setup of a system that tracked walkers in large scale events with the use of RFID technology. We integrated social media (Facebook) to allow for viral marketing as well as demographic/event tracking of participants in real time. It was a really fun project that allowed us to work on some very challenging issues.