stylized silhouette of a head showing a brain connected to a larger graph network of knowledge.

I spend a lot of time these days thinking about how to turn data into information, and information into knowledge. I work as an independent consultant and help my clients with knowledge management and the architecture and implementation of knowledge systems. I do a lot of R&D in the knowledge graph space and I’ve long dreamt of applying these ideas at personal scale to manage my own knowledge portfolio that allows me to not only capture what I learn, but find it again when I need it.

It turns out, the idea isn’t exactly new, and available technology today makes the dreams of the visionaries who first imagined what technology could do for human cognition are now ready for us to adopt. Applying these to my life and workflow has been transformational! Let me share the tools and techniques I’m currently using.

For years I’ve been experimenting with various tools to organize my knowledge and connected with a few like-minded thinkers on the NoFluffJustStuff Conference Tour. It’s through this group that I was first introduced to Logseq and Building a Second Brain. I had started writing a talk to launch in 2023 and was about 75% complete as ArchConf 2022 was about to kick off. Matt Stine was scheduled to give a similar talk entitled “Digital Knowledge Management for Architects” but was not able to attend. Matt and I collaborated to finish my talk and make sure we cover the key points originally highlighted in his abstract and the talk was a resounding success.

Here is the recording in its entirety. I’m please with the result and I hope you find it helpful.

Note this is only a first cut, and I’ll be evolving the content considerably over the next 12 months. Check out my conference schedule and see this talk live in a city near you!