Three Thankful Things

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty Seven]

In the interest of brevity and going to bed within the next seven minutes, three things that I’m oh so totally thankful for in the past year.

Plus the negative is, well, SO much.

So fuck that shit.

But first the news:

The New Job

I knew that I wanted to work within open source and within #DevRel and I knew how much I wanted to be paid, but, if I’m honest, I didn’t think I’d actually get there this year. Especially in light of COVID.

But I did.

I found my forever home at Equinix Metal – I love the team, I love the products, I love the projects, I love the company, I love the culture, and, yes, I love the pay.

Finally.

I’m doing what I love and I’m not stressing about money.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Three

[The WHY of DevRel And Other Tales From the Community Pulse Podcast]

I joined a couple of virtual races to help motivate the daily cardio thing and mapped out a couple of loops so I’m sort of aware how much distance I’m doing.

Which means a LOT more podcast action.

But first the news:

ASIDE: Those are ALL in all caps because nltimes.nl was the ONLY person that posted recent, relevant news this morning. *SIGH*

Today I did one of the ‘new’ loops I just mapped out – by the way, it runs BY A LAKE that I DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED – and I’m catching up on Community Pulse and one of hosts or a guest says something along the lines of, “We know HOW to but often times we don’t know WHY we DevRel.”

And immediately I have a brilliant thought which was a perfect little WHY of DevRel that was SO AWESOME that I stopped walking for half a second and then I continued on and I didn’t write it down and I completely forgot it and now it’s LOST FOREVER.

Apparently there are going to be plenty of ALL CAPS today.

OMG I JUST REMEMBERED!! !

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Twenty Four

[Stoked to Join OpenDev Hardware Automation and DevRelCon Earth Next Week!]

Photo by Jaime Lopes on Unsplash

I am joining not one but TWO events next week because I MUST DO ALL THE THINGS!

But first the news:

I also should probably STOP doing two events in a single week as it means on Tuesday night when I’ve done the second thing I’m going to super CRASH.

And have really wonky dreams.

But I LOVE LOVE LOVE these two events SO MUCH!! !

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Nineteen

[Why Did The Farmer Receive An Award?]

Because they were out standing in their field.

But first the news:

I’m working with a Life Coach to be more proactive, rather than reactive, to my career. I love what I do, but until now, have been following the guidance of the department / company / project to form my path rather than taking a step back and considering my opinions / needs / desires.

While it’s worked out mostly fine – it’s time to take the wheel and not only drive, but consider where I’ve been and where I want to go.

Chart a course and follow it.

Mostly.

I realise that anything can happen along the way to shift, delay, or completely derail one’s goals but I haven’t actually done anything like this before.

Wait, that’s not true.

#dance

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Two

[Podcasts and Streaming and Tech Talks, Oh MY]

Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and a few projects I’ve been involved in are publishing the recordings.

Exciting stuff, eh?

But first the news:

I was a guest on a live episode of the Community Pulse podcast and was a live AMA panelist for OpenShift Commons Gathering and was a speaker at StackConf Online.

Wanna see?

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