So yesterday evening, I got the chance to go to a talk with the creator of Tumblr, David Karp and Fred Seibert, the creator of Adventure Time! It always amazes me how down to earth they are and how much they have to tell us. Of course, the audience was also very good at asking them all the right questions! In addition to the talk, we also got free food and drinks, as well as cake in the end!!! Here’s some of the most important things I’ve learned from them:
1. Fred Seibert credited their success to the fact that they were “Too stupid to know it’s impossible”!! Oh Fred!
2. On the topic of barriers: “The only barrier you now have is you” -Fred again.
3. What I learned from David Karp (!): YOU DON’T NEED PERMISSION FOR ART
INSPIRATIONAL AS FUCK GUYS.
Anyway, the best part is :
I made David Karp and Fred Seibert hold my pine cone!!! I found it on my way to the talk because it was cool, and without thinking I just asked them to hold it in the group photo and they agreed!!!! Both of them were very nice about it, and if they thought I was weird, THEY DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING. THEY ARE FANTASTIC PEOPLE I LOVE THEM.
(You can see the wtf look on David’s face though)