I know what you’re thinking right now.
“It’s been umpteen weeks since you’ve written on this blog and THIS is what you’re going to write about?!?”
Yes, I totally used quotes because THAT is EXACTLY what you’re thinking.
Yeah, that’s right, THIS is what I’m writing about – so sit back, buck up, and get ready for a totally bumpy ride.
First, let’s focus on the AUDIENCE
1. Where do they work?
2. What languages do they use?
3. How how much experience do they have?
4. Do they tinker on nights / weekends or only at work?
Do you have multiple audiences what are the differences?
Starting with the last question, just to be contrarian, I…. wait. No, my brain just melted off. Because am I answering this question as a Red Hat employee? As an IBM employee? As the RDO Community Manager? As the OpenStack Liaison? Or as Rain the Dancing Engineer Fierce Woman?
When I talked with Adam about my melting brain he suggested focusing on the similarities among them to find the buckets OR to go ahead and entirely separate out personal from professional.
But this is being published HERE; therefore, my audience on groningenrain.nl is:
Continue reading “My Notes From Adam DuVander’s Developer Content Marketing Workshop At DevRelCon London”
On the one hand, yes, of course I CODE, therefore, I must be all digital all the time, right?
But, no, I love my moleskine everything – okay, just an agenda and a notebook.
I love the feel of WRITING notes with a pen and paper and then referring to those notes on pages. And flipping through a calendar to look at upcoming appointments.
Now, pause for a second, I also LOVE writing morning pages on 750words.com and nowhere else will do.
So am I digital or analog?
Continue reading “Are You Digital Or Analog?”
As I’ve been rebuilding this site. In case you hadn’t noticed. I have.
Cause of the hack.
And this is what I’ve learned so far…
Backups Aren’t Necessary UNTIL THEY ARE
If I had been maintaining regular backups (which the hosting company is totally happy to do for just a few euros more per month), it would’ve taken a few short hours (minutes? let’s hope I never find out.) to rebuild. Instead it’s been days. And it’s going to take at least another week to smooth out all the wrinkles.
So now I use Vaultpress, a WordPress plugin that interfaces with Jetpack, for daily backups.
Continue reading “What We’ve Learned So Far”
Five weeks ago I did a talk for a research group at the local hospital and had an absolute blast.
I’m starting to think I might be good at this speaking thing.
And this training thing.
And other things.
Continue reading “Ready to Talk?!? The Science of Presenting Your Research”
Tonight at Toastmasters Groningen I talked about how a fear of heights led me to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
And one of the points of my kickass speech evaluator was that I needed to incorporate more facts. Which is true. I am *really* good at telling a story. At leveraging emotions. At entertaining.
And I am a total chicken shit when it comes to facts and statistics and dates.
Continue reading “What Scares You?”