Fruit of 2 Weeks Sabbatical: Board Avatars

Two weeks ago I left my job for a 6-month Sabbatical to work on whatever the fuck I want – A big experiment on myself: What will I do when left to my own devices? Actually do stuff or slouch on the couch, eating pralines?

I’m happy to report that I did in fact accomplish something. It’s an app to create nice looking avatars to put on whiteboards, even if you’re not a designer and don’t have graphics software:

Board Avatars

I’ve had a lot of fun creating it and learned tons of new stuff. I even did the only-medium-fun parts like Security and so-not-fun-parts like cross browser testing. (Cross-browser = Firefox, Safari, Chrome. Not IE. Life’s too short for supporting IE 😉 Nah, just kidding, I’ll check IE10 sometime this week. Wish me luck!)

It probably helped that after a year as a project manager I was starved for producing something.

I hope you like Board Avatars and that they help make whiteboards nicer somewhere 🙂

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Corinna Baldauf has filled every Scrum role there is and then some. Currently she spends most of her days writing and occasionally facilitating retrospectives. She's interested in lean, agile, coaching, leadership & UX. You can follow her on Twitter, subscribe to her (Retromat) newsletter and buy her books.

6 replies on “Fruit of 2 Weeks Sabbatical: Board Avatars”

  1. Nice! Also a good argument for having physical SCRUM/Kanban boards instead of digital-only ones like Trello or Youtrack 🙂

    It is also my impression that most people will still work on interesting projects even if they don’t have to. You can only sit around doing nothing for so long before becoming bored. Having goals and meaning in one’s life is a basic human desire.

    So good luck with your further projects, I’m looking forward to what might be next.

    1. Haven’t watched Mad Men, yet. I’ve added it anyway. Creates very nice avatars!

      Thanks for the tip 🙂

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