Thoughts, feelings, and confessions of a sports uniforms geek

In this whimsical talk, self-proclaimed uniforms geek Trayton Miller compares and contrasts famous team uniforms from across the decades to describe what ultimately makes a great sports uniform.

Trayton Miller is a junior at the University of Oklahoma hailing from West Columbia, South Carolina. An advertising major, Trayton is involved with Lindsey+Asp, OU’s student-run ad agency, doing creative work and graphic designing. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to ska music, watching sports for the uniforms, petting cats, and getting emotionally invested in soccer matches only to be let down.

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James Simpson Explains the Power of Social Gaming

James Simpson is the CEO and Founder of GoldFire Studios, an Oklahoma City-based HTML5 game development startup focussed on real-time, community based gameplay. He began developing games and entertainment-related websites at the age of 13, selling his first game a year later. Since then, his products have reached over one hundred million people from around the globe, including one of the world’s 100 most visited sites. James earned a degree in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Oklahoma in 2011.

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Ken Parker On How Community + Technology Enhances Education

A lifelong learner and optimist, Parker developed software for Martin Marietta Aerospace and JPMorgan. He then co-founded financial risk technology company, RiskMetrics Group, unique among Wall Street with the mantra: Change the World, Have Fun and Make Money — In That Order. His next move? He is now CEO of a tech startup called NextThought, an education platform built to connect learners with quality content, a social community, and an environment that encourages and enhances collaboration.

Jeremy Short Talks On His Graphic Approach To Higher Education

Jeremy Short has taken his love of writing graphic novels and has developed it into a teaching tool through graphic textbooks. “I’ve yet to encounter a single soul who can recite a line from a textbook.” Instead, he is looking to mix things up by escaping the “snooze-fest” associated with most textbooks. Short was named Researcher of the Year in 2010 for the College of Business at Texas Tech University prior to joining the faculty at OU.

Jason Roberts Shares How To Create a Better Block

Opposite to the ‘top down’ concept of urban design is BETTER BLOCK, founded in Dallas’ Oak Cliff by Jason Roberts and Andrew Howard. The Better Block project is a demonstration tool that temporarily re-visions an area to show the potential to create a walkable, vibrant, neighborhood center. The idea and the charrettes to realize it have quickly spread to cities like Memphis, St. Louis, New York, and Boston. National media coverage includes NPR, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.