Mark Hoekstra Pecha Kucha Award
One year ago, Mark Hoekstra passed away unexpectedly. Mark was member Nieuwe Garde-lid, Bright-blogger and most famous for Geektechnique.org. Mark also brought Pecha Kucha tot Groningen, and was very close with the founders of Pecha Kucha. Yesterday, the lovely people of Pecha Kucha released this:
MARK HOEKSTRA PECHAKUCHA AWARD
Mark liked to ‘get his geek on’ and his blog GEEKtechnique.org showed the world how to get it’s collective geek on. Whether a iPod charger for his bicycle, a love-toy made from hacked Ikea products or his iNoPhone collection – Mark inspired many with his amazing creativity which he so generously shared. PechaKucha Night met Mark, as you would, expect online and shortly after PechaKucha Night Groningen was born with the first event held in October 2006. PechaKucha Nights were held all over the city in old churches, department stores – Mark and PechaKucha even made onto national TV. Sadly and very unexpectedly Mark passed away on the 20 September 2008. He was 34.