Kscope Konnect Sessions

Artboard 1konect icon.png    We have built in some fun sessions during the ODTUG Kscope21 Virtual Event! Each day from 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. EDT, you will have the opportunity to take a break from learning and have some fun.
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The lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth.

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Challenges players to draw ridiculous prompts on their smartphones and tablets.
games_0002_Layer 1.jpg Answer Battle
wo teams compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions.

Fun Presentations-Demonstrations

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Debra Lilley presents:
The Real Deep Dive 
Do you dive? Seriously? Once on Holiday? Always wanted to? If you fancy a fun 30-minute discussion of what I love to do, then join me. I'll share some terrible photos and explain how I combine diving with another passion of helping those with mental health challenges.

Opal Alapat presents

Turn Your Hobbies into $$$ with Etsy: Etsy 101
Looking to start a side hustle with your maker hobby? Learn the basics of starting up an Etsy shop in this Kscope Konnect session!

Ferment Anything!
Probiotics are a path to a healthier gut and a healthier you! Join this Kscope Konnect session to learn the basics of fermenting—both food and drink will be discussed.

Prep for ODTUG Kscope22: Eat Your Way Through Dallas-Ft. Worth
Are you ready for the incredible food available in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex for next year’s *in-person* ODTUG Kscope? Take a tour of Opal’s best foodie cuisines in DFW! 

Jorge Rimblas presents: 

Let's Talk Photography
An informal chat for aspiring and established photographers alike.

My Self-Guided Journey to Learning to Play the Piano
From zero to (well, definitely not hero) personal musical enjoyment.

Susan Welton presents:
Cake Decorating for Beginners

If you’ve always looked at cakes at the grocery store and thought, I wish I knew how to do that, join me for this fun class where I’ll share some basic techniques you can apply right away. You will learn how to pipe a shell, one of the most versatile icing decorations and a common border for a cake. The same tip used to pipe a shell can be used to make a star. Depending upon the size of the star tip used, you can frost cupcakes like a professional. Once you master how to pipe a shell and star, there are so many applications. Lastly, I’ll show you to how to do more than write with the round tip. With a few simple tools you can do it yourself! Click here for a materials list if you want to follow along!

Jim Czuprynski hosts:

Smack-Down 2021: Boomer vs. Millennial

In the spirit of late night television, Jim and his team will have some fun at their own expense. With Liron Amitzi (@gotodba) as their inquisitor, Jim and Jessica Sharp will bridge the baby boomer vs. millennial generation gap as they play “What Does @SharpDBA Know?” and “What Does @JimTheWhyGuy Know?” Jim and Jessica will try to stump each other with questions about technology and pop culture from their respective generations. Will Jessica finally get to tell Jim “OK, Boomer!” or will Jim get to award Jessica her mandatory participation trophy? Watch, laugh, and cheer them on!

So a DBA, a Developer, and a Penguin Walk into a Bar

You don’t need a sense of humor to work in IT…but it helps. Jim, Liron, and Jessica team up to tell some of the funniest jokes related to IT and technology that you’ll ever hear, submitted by our talented ODTUG Kscope21 speakers and contributors. Best of all, you’ll get a chance to vote on which jokes are the funniest, and their submitters will win a prize. So join us to chuckle, groan, and maybe even laugh out loud. (Note: ODTUG takes no responsibility for any spit-takes that may occur.)

The Toastmaster, Akhtar Malik hosts:
The “Impromptu Speaking Challenge”, in which members of the audience give a two-minute speech on an impromptu topic. This is a great opportunity for ambitious ODTUG Kscope presenters to practice their speaking skills. At the end of this session, the audience will vote for the best speaker.

Celebrate Boston

New England Aquarium Giant Ocean Tank Virtual Encounter
*pre-registration required visit our FAQ page to learn more.

Go on a 30-minute deep dive with a behind-the-scenes tour through the food prep room and then the splash room before entering the giant ocean tank. You’ll get up close and personal with sharks, rays, eels, turtles, and a variety of fish. Plus, the staff will set up a shark feeding station and answer audience questions.
Celebrate Nashville

The Real Nashville –Dawn Beyer LIVE Concerts

Join country music singer songwriter Dawn Beyer LIVE! Dawn Beyer is an independent artist paving her own way in the music industry. Just four years ago Dawn was sitting on a stool in downtown Nashville singing for empty chairs and selling pretzels at the Franklin Main Street Festival. Now after multiple viral videos and commercial radio song cuts, Dawn Beyer has quickly become an online sensation and is booked year-round playing her own original music under her own label, “The Real Nashville”.

Celebrate Dallas

Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures Virtual Tour
*pre-registration required visit our FAQ page to learn more.

Liven up your day with a chance to meet amazing animals from around the world! The Animal Adventures Tour includes 30 minutes of meet and greet with a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles plus live Q&A via chat with the handlers!