Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Three

[Sleep Might Be Difficult Tonight]

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I never thought I’d be super excited to go work out.

But I SO TOTALLY AM.

I’m especially super chuffed to see my personal trainer cause she’s awesome and she’s guaranteed to make me sore and she’s so totally going to get me fit again.

With my help.

Over a longer span of time than just, say, one hour tomorrow morning.

But first the news:

I even went on a super long walk today and totally got ten thousand steps in!

What is happening, Warriors?

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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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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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Passing The Torch Without Dropping The Ball

A replacement plan is a great resource, even when you’re not being replaced.

A year ago, as the role of OpenStack community manager at Red Hat was moving from one person to another, we started thinking about what needs to be in place to effectively transition a role. More generally, we started thinking about planning, and documenting, for your eventual replacement.

We’ll talk about what worked, what didn’t, and what had unexpected benefits for the larger community.

This presentation helps existing and new community managers take a hard look at their roles within their projects to delegate tasks, encourage future advocates, and facilitate the evolution of their community role.

That is the abstract from DevRelCon London 2018 – and I’m totally SQUEE that it was recorded / transcribed / published in this month’s DevRel Newsletter.

Here are my absolute favorite quotes along with some of my fav images used during the actual talk.

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