Angel Demirev

Business Scholar at the University of Utah

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A better method for training

When I first started my internship this summer, production efficiency for the teams I was working with was calculated by recording output on a whiteboard and crunching numbers on a calculator every 15 minutes. I developed an automated tool to track production in a quicker, more accurate, and more precise way using Google Forms and Spreadsheets. As the internship came to a close, my primary goal became ensuring that the system I developed would be sustained when I’m gone.


In teaching how my spreadsheet works, I discovered that very few people had a working knowledge of Excel! I decided to create a development plan for one of the natural leaders [we’ll call her Kate] in the team. She had never before used Excel and wasn’t too familiar with computers in general; I wanted to create a quick, effective training on spreadsheets and the inner workings of the spreadsheet I had created. My...

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Protecting a DSLR at a Festival of Colors

There are a ton of posts that’ll have you scared to take a DSLR to to a color festival or run. I want to share my own color-proof seal for the Holi Festival of Colors in Utah that managed to keep my DSLR completely clean for under $15.

Shopping List

  • Lens Filter (I chose a cheap $10 lens filter)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Gallon Ziplock Bags (I chose Freezer since it’s thicker than Storage)
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Rubber Bands

I wanted to protect the entire camera from all color particles and leave only the cheap lens filter and lens hood exposed to color. I experimented for hours to find the best way to seal my gear, and this is what I came up with -

Take the lens hood off and tighten the lens filter onto the lens. The filter adds a few millimeters to the height of the lens, and you’ll want to take a piece of plastic wrap (the length about 1.5x the circumference of the lens, the width being about the size of...

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