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“Hi, I’m Hakki”: A Radiant Tale of Triumph, Resilience, and the Unconquerable Human Spirit

Venture into the enchanting realm of documentaries, and you’ll uncover a trove of narratives, each a mosaic of emotions waiting to be unveiled. Amidst these hidden gems, one story gleams like a beacon, casting a resplendent light on the very essence of human existence— “Hi, I’m Hakki.” In the hands of the visionary creator, Hakki Akdeniz, this documentary transcends mere storytelling, evolving into a living testament of unyielding faith, boundless compassion, and the unwavering resolve that resides within the human soul.

A Radiant Victory: Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival 2023

The profound and moving documentary film titled “Hi, I’m Hakki” is a masterpiece that showcases the remarkable power of the human spirit. The film revolves around the life of its creator, Hakki Akdeniz, who overcomes numerous challenges with unwavering determination and self-confidence. Throughout the documentary, themes of faith, compassion, and the innate resilience of the human spirit are interwoven to create a powerful symbol of hope in a world filled with obstacles. This inspiring and uplifting experience is a must-see for anyone seeking to be motivated and inspired by the incredible potential of the human spirit.

Through “Hi, I’m Hakki,” Hakki Akdeniz aims to ignite a spark within those who grapple with their own trials, offering a lifeline of encouragement to keep moving forward, no matter the odds. The documentary also acknowledges the power of unity and collaboration, thanking the organizations and individuals who rallied behind its potent message.

The Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival 2023 has recently recognized the exceptional success of a film that has captured the hearts and minds of viewers worldwide. Titled “Hi, I’m Hakki,” this powerful story of resilience and unity has left an indelible mark on audiences, demonstrating the immense impact that storytelling can have in illuminating the path forward, even during the most challenging of times. Its ability to resonate with individuals from all walks of life makes it a truly remarkable and inspiring work of art, one that will undoubtedly continue to be celebrated for years to come.

The documentary “Hi, I’m Hakki” has captivated audiences with the story of Hakki Akdeniz’s remarkable journey. This inspiring tale has garnered top honors at the Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival 2023, and it is not hard to see why. Through Hakki’s life experiences, viewers are shown the power of resilience, faith, and the unyielding spirit of someone who dares to dream beyond limitations. 

The impact of “Hi, I’m Hakki” goes beyond the screen, as it has the potential to inspire hope and renewal in a world that craves it. This documentary serves as a shining example of the transformative power of personal stories. It takes audiences on an emotional journey, reminding them that no challenge is too great and no dream is too bold. It is a true celebration of Hakki’s legacy, and we are honored to be a part of it.

For updates and insights, follow Hakki Akdeniz on Instagram and Facebook. Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring narrative of “Hi, I’m Hakki” on YouTube, and dive deeper into the journey on the official website.

How AI Is Changing the Onboarding and Up-Skilling of Talent: A Sit-Down with Josh Irmler, Founder of Landdai

Generative AI is simplifying how we approach tasks that used to take hours to do. While schools, perhaps rightly so, remain concerned about how artificial intelligence will impact the quality of a student’s work, the outlook is more positive among the nation’s  workforce, whose productivity is increasing because of the technology. To understand this new trend, we dropped in to talk with Josh Irmler, the founder of Landdai and creator of its three generative AI apps that generate onboarding sessions, organizational materials, and presentation decks through the click of a button.

“We are seeing a real shift in how HR and L&D professionals do their jobs, all because generative AI is speeding up the creation of high-quality resources for onboarding and up-skilling talent,” says Irmler. “This is exciting on several levels: first, it’s just flat-out easier for them to produce engaging materials, and second, with the extra time during their day, they can either get ahead on other projects or optimize their departments.”

This is possible, he explains, because AI solves two issues commonly experienced by content developers, professional development managers, and instructional designers: creativity and design.

“In the past, you spent hours deciding on which order slides would go in, which colors would be used, and how words would be placed on the screen – and that’s if you knew what to write, which is a challenge for many people no matter how talented they are,” Irmler says. “The result was that presentations took a lot of time to make and didn’t quite click with new employees or truly communicate a company’s values. That’s all changing with Landdai’s AI program.”

Irmler, who has an extensive background in organizational development, spotted the problems and decided to use AI to solve them. To pinpoint the solution, he first collated a large amount of HR data and then consulted with top HR leaders, L&D experts, and instructional designers to train Landdai to create and deliver high-quality content. 

“We developed three apps that break the logjam and make the creation of materials flow more smoothly: our Slide Deck Presentation Generator, which creates a complete presentation after a user chooses a template and inputs their prompt; our Training Program Creator, which generates an entire session or program after a user selects an L&D template and types in a prompt; and our Landdai GPT, which enables an HR professional to receive on-demand, customized content,” he says. “With these AI tools, users can create, personalize, and present talent development resources faster and at scale.”

His engineering team is currently working on Landdai Courses, a fourth app that will create entire training courses, including assessments, interactive up-skilling exercises, immersive content, and quizzes and evaluations. The app is scheduled to be released in September.

“The big question is where generative AI will lead these industries,” Irmler speculates. “If an employee can use Landdai’s apps to drastically reduce the time it takes them to create materials, they will be free to accomplish other tasks for their companies. That’s the power of generative AI and why you are seeing it implemented at scale across America’s workforce. It really is the future of businesses here and around the globe.”

Josh Irmler is the founder of Landdai, a B2B AI SaaS in the corporate learning and development space. Landdai uses generative AI to create customized, high-quality instructional and up-skilling materials for training coordinators, elearning developers, development directors, and instructional designers. Through AI, Landdai is on a mission to help 10 million professionals accelerate their career and become more holistically successful.

For more information about Landdai and its generative AI apps, please see

Cal Coast Companies Announce Exciting New Project at Monarch Bay, San Leandro, CA

San Francisco, CA  – Cal Coast Companies, is thrilled to announce their upcoming project set to launch later this year at the San Leandro Marina Park. This integrated master planned development, a public/private partnership with the City of San Leandro, promises to transform the 52-acre area surrounding the marina, into a vibrant and inclusive community space.

After a rigorous Request for Proposal (RFP) process in 2008, the City of San Leandro selected Cal Coast as the master developer for the ambitious redevelopment project. This redevelopment endeavor will encompass a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities, including a 285-unit multi-family apartment complex, a 220-key hotel, a 7,500-square-foot conference center, 200 units of single family housing and Townhomes, three new restaurants, a new community library, a 25-acre passive public park, and almost 2 miles of public promenade. These elements will seamlessly integrate with the existing restaurants, hotel, and marine facilities to create a cohesive and inviting environment.

The San Leandro Marina Park project holds tremendous promise for the local community and the region as a whole. It is estimated that the redevelopment will generate approximately 1,660 new jobs along the shoreline, providing a significant economic boost to the area. Moreover, the project’s emphasis on public amenities, such as the expansive passive public park and the public promenade, will create recreational opportunities and contribute to the overall quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

Rich Lamphere, recognized for his expertise in commercial and mult-family construction, expressed his excitement about the project, stating, “I’m honored and appreciative to be working with Cal Coast and the City of San Leandro on this transformative and ambitious project. The integrated master planned development at San Leandro Marina Park will not only enhance the local landscape, it will also create a vibrant community space that promotes growth, economic prosperity, and a sense of belonging.”

Cal Coast, known for their commitment to sustainable and innovative developments, is eager to contribute their expertise to this landmark project. Their dedication to creating inclusive and environmentally conscious spaces, aligns perfectly with the vision for San Leandro Marina Park.

The City of San Leandro is enthusiastic about the partnership and the tremendous potential this project holds for the community. The collaboration with Cal Coast promises to bring new opportunities, jobs, and a revitalized space for residents and visitors to enjoy. 

The launch of the San Leandro Marina Park redevelopment project is eagerly anticipated, and construction is set to commence later this year, or early 2024. With its integrated master planned design, the project will undoubtedly elevate the San Leandro community, offering a diverse range of amenities and contributing to the economic prosperity of the region.

For more information and updates on the San Leandro Marina Park project, please visit

About Cal Coast Companies:
Cal Coast is a leading real estate development company focused on creating vibrant, sustainable, and community-centric projects throughout California, particularly in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Committed to delivering high-quality projects, Cal Coast aims to foster positive change and enhance the well-being of the communities it serves.

About San Leandro Marina Park:
San Leandro Marina Park is a public/private partnership project in collaboration with the City of San Leandro, and Cal Coast Companies. The integrated master planned development aims to transform the 52-acre area surrounding the marina into a thriving community space, offering an array of amenities and fostering economic growth.

About Rich Lamphere:
Rich Lamphere is a highly respected builder known for his commitment to excellence and transformative projects. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Lamphere has built a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable developments that create a lasting impact.