You will have lifetime access to the program.
Plus, as we update the curriculum and continue to provide resources for the workshop, you will continue to have access to those updates.
As we update the curriculum and continue to provide resources for the workshop, you will continue to have access to those updates.
For sure! We have so many examples to show, and they are starting to make their way onto Youtube.
You'll see Designers. College Students. Marketers. Interesting Thinkers. Writers and 1000-page novel Worldbuilders...and that's just for starters. This is a handy public reference for you.
Their full Capstone Presentations, along with their Q&A's are available only to workshoppers.
While this workshop isn't course on how to use a specific piece of software, you're surrounding yourself with people you can help, and surprisingly, like to help a lot!
That said, please have a basic understanding of how to make links and how to make tags. This is not a course on teaching you Obsidian!
Now as far as the workshop, all the examples are shown in Obsidian, and the fancy advanced features are not needed. I'll talk about some cool hotkeys from time to time, but the focus is squarely on how we can work with link-based notes. These are timeless fundamentally no matter the software.
This ties nicely into the next question....
No. You'll just want to use something that allows you to link notes quickly.
So that would be something like Obsidian or Roam or Remnote or Athens (I wouldn't use Notion because it's a bit too clunky for the speed of ideas) but anything that allows for link-based notes can work.
Yes! Because the principles are based on linking ideas.
We had a few people use Roam in the previous workshop. They found the MOCs in particular to be very empowering.
It depends. The minimal time you should be able to commit to make this thing worthwhile is probably around 1-2 hours per week.
For the expected experience, try to budget around 4-6 hours per week—that includes the live sessions of course.
For the best experience, just attend the live sessions (or watch the recordings as soon as they are available), go through the lessons, make comments, read what others have shared, and be an active part of this amazing gathering of inspiring thinkers!
"Like a string of beads, it is our unique differences and intricacies that make us so appealing and attractive." — Lindsey Lunsford, M.E.M., Second Edition DEI Fellow
It would break my heart if the reason you can't attend is because of where you were born. That's not just. It's important to me—and crucial for all of our thinking—that we have a diverse mixture of perspectives. This means not turning a blind eye to how the price point can immediately exclude valuable voices.
That said, there are no scholarships or special deals for the Guided Programyou can apply for a scholarship for this live workshop.
If you are unhappy with the program, let us know and we'll talk. You'll need to go through the entire program before we can assess your situation.
Enrollment - May 17, 2021
LYT Guided Program starts on June 1 and ends on July 14, 2021.
Orientation starts at Tuesday, June 1 at 09:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7).
June 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and July 6 - Live Sessions
July 13, 14 - Showcases & Closing Ceremony
My opinion is this: It's more important and valuable to attend the workshop now—at the start of your journey—as opposed to later, so you do things the right way at the very start. You'll avoid a lot of pain years down the road.
During the Summer Workshop, Manuel was completely new to PKM—just like you.
He wrote up a very nice testimonial. I'm sharing it ALL below, but definitely read the bolded words. Hopefully it helps bring clarity for you.
Manuel's Testimonial about the LYT Workshop
I’m a student from Porto, Portugal, currently studying Computer Science.
Before the LYT workshop, one of the problems I had with my digital notes was being able to structure my notes in a way that would help me quickly find a "place" to store a new note or to have a safe and fast way to recall notes that I had previously written.
Because of that I often found myself having notes in duplicate, which made it quite difficult to organize everything.
I was invited to the beta group of LYT from Nick. My main concern was that I thought that PKM being something new to me, would make me fall behind others that were already familiar with it. But even though there were such people I quickly realized that the workshop was built in a way that even someone who is only slightly familiar with PKM could understand.
After joining the workshop, I feel much more comfortable with my system as I feel I can fairly quickly find something that I've written, and there's barely any struggle to find where to write/save a new note.Another difference was that I found myself thinking more with my notes, I started noting down ideas that I either read or popped up in a conversation to see if I could gain anything from it. Eventually I started connecting those ideas in several (sometimes quite different) contexts, and seeing it in different perspectives is very interesting just by itself but can even improve what I know about the idea.
Something that even though it was mentioned in the workshop I hadn't really thought it through was how I could step away from my notes for a while (days/weeks/...) and came back to it later, being able to in no time get familiar with how most things were organized just by spending some time just browsing in it. I really believe this comes from how I now structure my system.
I learned a lot in the workshop itself of course, but I learned a great deal "just" by hearing and seeing how other people dealt with their problems (in PKM), some were things that I saw as an obvious improvement of what I was doing, and others just new ideas of what I could implement on my own.
Having a place built from these concepts/structures can really improve how you do many of your daily activities. You would definitely be surprised by how fundamental it can be in so many of the things that you already do. It's so pleasing to have a place where you can save and then quickly find many of the things that I want to remember.
Student of Computer Science
I do my best to provide MASSIVE amounts of free value on Youtube. But even that content can't compare to the value you get in the workshop. The workshop is hands-on, focused-work, with people solving the same problems that you're trying to solve...that's how you accelerate your growth! Instead of walking down the wrong path for several years (like I did in Evernote by over-collecting), you can quickly revise and iterate your knowledge management system in "real-time" so you not only build a system that remains useable and scales with your ever-changing needs—but you also ensure that your digital notes remain a source of joy.