After the demo goes well

Today we gave a demo to some potential funders of our research. The demo went really well. I mean seriously really well.

But more important than that was what we learned from the reactions of the people we were demoing to. Suddenly a lot of things that had been fuzzy made a lot more sense.

You can spend weeks trying to figure out what direction to take your research, but there’s nothing quite like actually showing your work to people who might use it in the real world. In moments, a lot of things become crystal clear.

It’s not until you see those people watching your demo that you know — deep in your bones — what is important versus what is not important. Now we know exactly what to do to make our demo even better. And it’s a great feeling.

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