There were some great sketching opportunities at Microsoft MVP Summit this year. Most content is under NDA but here is some sketchy content including great sketchnoting tips and info that I can share.
Me as a Sketchnote
As part of MVP Summit, many of us in the community answered the call for pictures and videos about us and our MVP story. It’s a quick sketch with voice over, about me, my MVP journey and what I love to do. Thanks to our Community Program Manager, Shiva Ford, for encouraging me to create it.
Nitya’s summary of Jeff’s keynote
The event keynote was presented by Jeff Sandquist, featuring his doggos just off camera. Nitya Narasimhan captured his keynote in sketchnote form.
SketchTheDocs Session by Nitya
On the last day of MVP Summit there were 2 community sessions presented by Nitya. In the first session Luise Freese joined to moderate and share her sketchnoting journey. I joined Nitya in the second session to do the same in the APAC timezone. The following deck contains her great tips for using sketchnoting to tell stories.
Visual Storytelling for Tech: Let Me Draw You A Picture – Nitya Narasimhan
Cloud-Skills.dev – Nitya’s sketchnotes
I love it when you can see multiple sketchnotes of one presentation, to compare and contrast how people interpreted it visually. Even more so when it’s all meta and people are sketchnoting in a presentation about sketchnoting!
Here are some of the sketchnotes created and shared during both of the sessions.
Dr Neil chose to go digital for his sketchnotes (OneNote at a guess) and made great use of colour and icons, among the other elements he has taken away from Nitya’s sesssion.
Laura has sketched on paper in portrait format using a lovely variety of containers to highlight ideas and some eye catching icons.
Elaiza has also sketched in her paper notebook in landscape, her popcorn / brainstorm style layout really makes her key points clear, and I love the iconography across the top.
Éric used a paper notebook in portrait. I love that he has focused on key messages with clear containers and connectors.
My SketchTheDocs sketchnote
I sketched along with the rest of the participants using Procreate on iPad. I love Procreate because I can export and playback the sketches as little animations.
Here is a list of resources shared during the SketchTheDocs sessions at MVP Summit:
The Doodle Revolution – Sunni Brown
Draw Your Big Idea – Heather Willems