Tomomi Imura joins John and Ward to talk about drawing as a way of learning and teaching. They talk about what inspired Tomomi to create cat based error messages, how sketch notes help to learn and teach complex technical topics, and how Tomomi finds inspiration for a new talk or idea.

Casts as a Service

const podcast = { 
  episode: 105,
  title: 'Cats as a Service',
  topics: [ 
    'cats', 'error messages'
  guest: 'Tomomi Imura'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa','Dan Wahlin'

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Tomomi Imura @Girlie_Mac

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  • 01:41 Guest introduction
  • 05:48 What inspired you to create these?
  • 11:06 Sponsor: Nrwl
  • 11:48 Sketch notes
  • 18:12 What is sketch noting?
  • 22:58 What tools do you use for sketch noting?
  • 34:26 How do you start crafting a talk?
  • 36:23 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 37:34 Final thoughts


Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.