There are Many Paths – This is Just One

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When choosing to respond to events, both negative or positive, because, yes, it’s a choice – we are not animals driven by instinct, but people with intellect and experience and #CHOICES – when that moment comes, you have infinite choices.

Perhaps, yes, you can let emotions drive, resulting in variable reactions and while, yes, I have no idea where this is coming from, maybe I’m reading too much of a particularly verbose author who writes with the long words and says not much at all.

I recently had some bad news.

Twice.

And I could’ve let it drive me down. It hurt. It was heartbreaking, really, from one of the sources, that I well and truly would’ve LOVED to work for and with – yes, I’m talking about interviews and opportunities and new horizons – but it wasn’t meant to be.

We’ve opted to go in another direction.

#DamnIt

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That’s My Secret, Cap. I’m Always Angry.

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TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.

After that last post, going through security and passport control, and walking ten forevers to get to the gate, I’ve had a low grade fever without the exhaustion. Which tells me I’m having a hot flash. One of the longer lasting ones, sure, but still a hot flash.

Before I can find another excuse to procrastinate, I’m going to dive into the next secret.

I’m the Hulk.

Angry.

All the time.

Sure, there’s a lot to be angry about. And, let me clarify, for this one? I’m not going stream of consciousness. Cause there’d be a lot more cursing. And all caps. And throwing laptops off of buildings.

Big breath in. Big breath out.

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Common Pitfalls & Labyrinths: A DevRel Choose Your Own Adventure

You’ve arrived at a crossroads. Do you turn left or right? Just like the classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, in this talk, the audience will decide which path to take through the jungle of common DevRel pitfalls and labyrinths, led by their experienced tour guides: Jeremy Meiss, Mary Thengvall, and yours truly!  

Kicking off DevRelCon London’s Unconference, this talk offers an opportunity for audience members to choose the topics of discussion – letting attendees and online guests guide the presentation. The topics will include a round-up of the most popular DevRel questions of the day, addressing everything from metrics to org charts to budget. The conversation will be led by a trio of DevRel professionals who have 40+ years of combined experience.

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PyCon Sweden 2019 Wants YOU!

PyCon Sweden is happening again and they want you to speak!

Thanks to the great response last year, PyCon Sweden is back AGAIN. It will be TWO full days of talks, activities and fun.

The conference is October 31st and November 1st at Munchenbryggeriet in Stockholm. If you are not based in Stockholm, it’s a great time of year to visit!

Early bird tickets are open for sale and you can get any kind of ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pycon-sweden-2019-tickets-64625067316

And how super awesome is it that Shammamah Hossain will be the keynote speaker. She is a McGill University alumnus with a joint degree in physics and computer science. Since June 2018, she has been working at Plotly as the main engineer for the Dash DAQ and Dash Bio libraries.

Last but not least, PyCon Sweden now accepting proposals for talks – please submit your proposal at: https://forms.gle/Bo1VDmcikcJDf85A8

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