I Totally Get Paid To Be A Skellington Today

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Twenty Four]

I’m ludicrously chuffed to speak at Software Circus today, although, I’ll admit, even if I weren’t speaking, I’d still dress up to watch.

Cause #CostumeContest

And while I already wrote about this in New Mic Who DIS I completely forgot to add an actual link to the conference.

But first the news:


A (Scary) Cloud Native Virtual Festival
29th October, 2020

In the Clouds no one can hear you scream…
Back in May we followed the White Rabbit and reached the clouds of Wonderland… But it looks like our bunny has other plans this time 

Join the Software Circus spirits on a journey through your worst cloud native nightmares, wear your spookiest costume and learn how to bring your projects back from the dead!

All nightmares will be live and available for free! Register HERE

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New Mic Who DIS

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighteen]

I’m giving a talk next week with Software Circus and I could not be more SQUEEE.

I saw them back in June when they did an Alice in Wonderland theme and it was just BRILLIANT.

I think every sentence in this post is going to end with all CAPS.

But first the news:

The conference itself is around cloud infra thingsess, but then they have a theme that they absolutely embrace from the speakers to the tracks to the talks to the marketing to the social events – and next week the theme is HORROR.

If you know me, you know I’m ludicrously STOKED.

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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.


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.


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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Sixteen

[Let Them Eat Cake]

I’ve got all kinds of delicious goodies for you today, Warriors.

Office pics? YUP!

Cloud cakes? Oh YEAH!

But first the news:

Today was the #HybridCloudBakeOff care of the #DevRel group at Packet Host.

And it was DELICIOUS!! !

Want to see my contributions?

And, sure, my office, too.

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