FYI – A Is The Oldest Child

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I’m sitting at a cafe across the street from a physical therapist here in Haren and I completely forgot the doctor’s referral that I need to make an appointment for the tension headaches.

At home. Again.

The extra clothes that belong to A’s after school program that need to be returned have been sitting, clean and folded, by the back door for literally weeks. I remember to return them before school (when they’re closed) and when it’s time to pick him up, I forget them there.

Every. Single. Day.

I’d like to write every single day and yet I haven’t thought about what that’ll look like logistically within the current rituals that happen on a daily basis, rain or shine.

#FocusLeander

There are always ‘puzzles’ and looming #ToDos on the horizon wearing us down and sticking in the back of the brain and it all boils down to not prioritizing it.

Or a lack of focus.

Or something.

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Call For Outreachy Mentors

Outreachy is looking for open source communities to provide mentors for their internship program. Community members should sign up to participate by February 18.

If you know of open source communities who could provide mentors and funding for at least one intern ($6,500 USD), please forward this email to them.

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Applicants – I know you’re curious about the schedule for the May to August internships. The TLDR; is that initial applications will open on Jan 20, and are due by Feb 25. The schedule is available at https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/.

Sage Sharp

Go, apply, and ROCK this!

Figuring This Shit Out

One of the things I’m Working On Right Now ™ is this whole blogging thing and social media and becoming an influencer and thought leadership and how many more buzz words can I fit into one boring sentence. #CanIGetAnAMEN

And part of figuring out some of those things is blogging regularly again, so here we go, with a totally mediocre and that’s okay posting of hello hi and here’s what’s going on in my life RIGHT NOW.

I just noticed that I’ve used ‘right now’ two times already and now three times and that’s exactly where this post is headed.

You’ve been WARNED.

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My Notes From Adam DuVander’s Developer Content Marketing Workshop At DevRelCon London

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:

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Are You Digital Or Analog?

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.

But, still.

Totally analog.

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?

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