02.06.09 by Jeff

My Pecha Kucha!

As promised, here is my presentation at Pecha Kucha here in Vancouver. I was a bit nervous as I don’t normally speak in front of 500+ people and it was tricky to do it without any control over the slides but I survived!

jeff hamada pecha kucha presentation talk vancouver 6

View the video below!

iPod-compatible video. (Right-click to download)

Listen to the audio. (Right-click to download)

Huge thanks to Bruce Sharpe for filming this and putting it online – he’s got a great video archive of Pecha Kucha presentations on his blog.

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://howtodisappearcompletely.blogg.se/ Eric

    That was so funny!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha thanks eric!

  • Grace.J

    hahahahaha love it!

  • http://www.corygibbons.com/blog/ Cory Gibbons

    i’m sorry i missed it.
    glad to see the video though

  • http://www.wyendrys.com Wesley Yendrys

    haha, good stuff!
    congrats on the huge success in just one year! well done.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      cheer wesley! hopefully things continue into year #2!

  • Shinead

    It’s finally here! great talk!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada


  • sierra

    hey – you did a great job of keeping it entertaining and balancing with insight into who you are and what you do. I’ve been to these in chicago b4 (there was one tonight i guess but i no longer live there…) nicely done.
    p.s- thanks for upkeeping an inspiring blog!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      thanks Sierra! it really ended up being a lot of fun!

  • http://www.charliehagan.com Charlie

    Wow, Jeff!
    That was so engaging!

    You are one funny dude!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      thanks Charlie!

  • http://sradnidge.com sr

    wicked! that Trevar Linden drawing should be a Basement Clothing T-shirt!


    i have a tiny toy of that pig-in-the-pickle-car

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      where did you get the toy? i am on a mission to collect Richard Scarry’s books but never thought about the toys


        hmm ive had that toy since i was litle so im not exactly sure where i got it, but it think it might’ve been from mcDonalds~ hmm

        ohman AND i remember we had “the busy world of richard scarry” video game for the sega genesis. i miss that.

  • http://www.sorryzorrito.com Manuel

    Yeah, cool pecha kucha!

  • http://www.shapesofsweetness.com Corey Thompson

    That was dope man. You dropped some knowledge.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      thanks corey!

  • http://kingofallmonsters.com nelson

    that was great :)
    “DON’T COME TOO CLOSE” will stay with me forever.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      i should scan in all the drawings from that one sketchbook they are hilarious

      • http://www.shapesofsweetness.com Corey Thompson

        I think you should do a post about your drawings from that sketchbook. It’s always nice to see work from when you were young.

  • Ann

    jeff hamada, good man. :)

  • Corinna

    Haha I liked that, you’re funny Jeff :)

    Your first drawings made me smile, cause some of them were very similar to mine that age..

    good job!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    thank you both! maybe my whole presentation shoulda been the drawings haha

    • Corinna

      the rest was great too 😉

  • http://www.greatbritons.ba.com Jon

    Great stuff!

  • http://www.phillipjorgensen.com Phillip

    Yeah, talented speaker. I’m glad you mentioned Denmark heh.. I believe that’s not very often that country is mentioned in the US heh..

    And funny to see the face behind this website heh..

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      im from Canada actually – the talk was here in Vancouver

  • Rebeca

    there was a pecha kucha night in my city once, very few were as entertaining and funny as you, superb job :)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      thanks rebeca

  • http://coroflot.com/cwbenfung Cho-Wai Ben Fung

    Hi Jeff,

    Yeah, it was a great talk. It is also great that you are honest about yourself, how you approach you work and above all you expressed the humble character that most successful people have.

    I too get nervous when I have to present.

    Good for you for helping the people in Sri Lanka to build their homes after Tsunami. You took many meaningful and beautiful photos.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      hey thanks for the kind words Cho-wai! my trip to Sri Lanka is probably the thing im most proud of and maybe the best experience of my entire life so far. i’d like to go back there actually

  • http://www.phillipjorgensen.com Phillip

    sorry.. ofcourse.. canada heh.

  • http://coroflot.com/cwbenfung Cho-Wai Ben Fung

    Yeah, that is a good idea.

  • Kyle

    Nice job, this is a great video and captured the evening very well.


  • emily

    – but it has made me really want to see some of your ceramics work

  • Gretchen

    You were pretty awesome. I think everyone who presented was nervous. Your presentation was funny and you inspired a lot of people. Cheeeesy but true!

  • http://twitter.com/thecarol Carol

    PKN is a fantastic event, I’ve been to the origin place in TOKYO and had a lot fun! :)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      thanks Carol – i’d love to go there at some point, somehow i’ve been to Japan and not Tokyo.

  • pandora

    terrific job! very inspiring!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      thank you!

  • http://nerdski.com/blog nerdski

    Ha good stuff, very inspiring. Richard Scarry takes me back. :)

  • http://sararawr.deviantart.com/ Sara

    woah, for some reason i thought you’d be a woman…

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