Back in the States, ‘rush hour’ refers to one of my favourite Jackie Chan movies as well as the hell that is a morning and evening commute to and from work made only slightly less miserable by the sweet soothing sounds of NPR while here in the Netherlands, rush hour TRAFFIC is so lame that you’re never actually STOPPED on the highway AT ALL.
Even if there’s a giant flaming bus by the side of the road and all cars are diverted to side roads.
Strangely specific example is strangely specific.
Los Angeles California and Atlanta Georgia COMPETE for Worse Traffic In The States and not only did I used to live and WORK in Atlanta, but I once had to change a flat tire on a Dodge Dakota Club Cab on the bottom highway of Spaghetti Junction DURING RUSH HOUR.
But in the Netherlands?
Rush hour ALSO refers to the chaos of the morning and the evening that exists when One Has Children.
And YESSSSS it is Exactly That Bad.
Continue reading “Navigating the Rush Hour”
Spoiler Alert: communication is key.
I’m putting together an abstract with a couple of fellow #DevRel liaisons on how we managed to pass (and drop!) responsibility of an open source community. We’ll submit to a couple of upcoming conferences over the next year and see what happens.
Cause you never know until you try.
We’ll talk about the exact tips and tricks we used to get the knowledge WRITTEN DOWN. What’s one thing we learned from each other. What’s one thing we totally dropped the ball on – D’OH!
And a bunch of other brilliant things.
To My Fellow Collaborators,
I’m excited to live with you. And laugh with you.
To cry with you.
Continue reading “How To Pass The Torch Without Dropping All The Balls”
Okay, so I’m back at work one hundred percent which means a couple of next steps are happening within the next six to twelve months.
It’s time to apply to CFPs again.
A few in particular are kickass / relevant / on my radar / wouldn’t it be super keen to do / omgomgomg.
But, here’s my question.
Do you want to see the process?
How to choose a conference? How to write up an abstract? How to ask for feedback?
My super sekret method for WAITING FOR A RESPONSE?!?
My lucky tat?
Continue reading “So Then What’s Next?”
P is super sick today, I’m working from downstairs AGAIN because connectivity is absolute ASS at our new house, and I’m officially off of sick leave / maternity ramp up.
No big deal.
Okay, but seriously, can we take a second to celebrate that?
OMG I’M FINALLY ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AT WORK AGAIN
IT’S BEEN LITERALLY YEARS
KERMIT FLAIL!! !
Continue reading “Making It Up As I Go Along”
This morning, first of all, I woke up at FOUR FORTY FIVE because of birds singing the songs of their people.
And second of all, if you’d like to see what it looks like to sprint up to and then BOOGIE ACROSS THE FINISH LINE…
Continue reading “Woke. Up. Sore. As. Fuuuuuuuu”