[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seventy]
As told at Short Stack Conference this morning!
Trigger Warning: This talk contains information about sexual assault and violence which may be triggering to survivors.
I’d like to pretend that you’ll never need to know how to help a friend because we all live in a world without war, violence or abuse. Without trauma. But. Just in case my pretend world doesn’t exist and you find yourself needing to help someone.
Or to help yourself.
Recovering from trauma feels like a roller coaster with rumination, flashbacks, depression, anxiety, and hypervigilance.
I’d like to invite you to get off of the roller coaster and board Leander Air where we’ll learn how to help our friends who have experienced trauma.
Hello and thank you for flying with Leander Air. A few announcements as we begin our talk. There is no safety card in the seat in front of you, unless you’re watching this from a flight in which case, where are you headed today?
Continue reading “Put On Your Own Mask First”
[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Sixty Six]
This MAY or may not have been why the past few weeks have been super sketch – stress is a BEAST, yo.
But first the news:
This morning I am absolutely over the moon to give the very first presentation of Getting Started: Embrace Your Inner Child at DevOpsDays oNLine!
Continue reading “Two Talks This Week!”
“On the road to becoming a unicorn, you need to go backwards to make progress. As we get older, we forget how to fall down, how to play, how to explore and be curious – and these are necessary skills to becoming the best unicorn you can be.”
[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Sixty Five]
Hello and thank you for flying with Leander Air.
A few announcements as we begin our post.
There is no safety card in the seat in front of you, unless you’re reading this from a flight in which case, good on you!
Please keep your seat belts fastened whenever the seat belt light is on and / or whenever you’re in a moving vehicle and / or whenever a seat belt is available to use.
We recommend your seatbelt stays fastened whenever you’re in your seat, just in case there is unexpected turbulence.
Take a moment to look around and find your closest exit.
This may be behind you.
Continue reading “Put Your Own Mask On First”
[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Sixty Four]
On the road to becoming a unicorn, you need to go backwards to make progress.
I know what you’re thinking right now, “do I want to be a unicorn?”
Of course you do.
And now you’re thinking, “but my inner child is pretty messed up…”
But your inner child is also REALLY smart.
They know how to fall down and get back up, how to be brave, how to play, how to explore and be curious – how to be a unicorn.
How to conquer the world.
Continue reading “Getting Started: Embrace Your Inner Child”
[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty]
It was my absolute pleasure to join Alex & Mackenzie on their podcast, Developing Communities: The DevRel Podcast, where they discuss emerging trends and talk with experts in developer relationships to unpack this growing field.
But first the news:
“In this episode, we speak with Tech Evangelist and Open-source Advocate Rain Leander about their journey that lead them to become an advocate, the skills they have learnt along the way and specifically what it is like to be a advocate in open-source organizations.
Rain started life as a dancer and first found tech only as a way to finance their dancing career, advocacy to them was a unique way to combine their love for tech and performance which is clearly seen in the enthusiasm they bring.”Episode 3 with Rain Leander – Advocacy in open-source organizations
Dear future self:
Don’t start the podcast with “…yeah.” Try “Hello!”