So, I was at the WordCamp US party for speakers, sponsors and volunteers, and three times over the course of this evening I was introduced as the woman who was the Blue Screen of Death at WordCamp Philly in October.
Back in the spring I gave an impromptu talk on web content at a WordPress Philly meetup. Someone suggested it would make a good WordCamp talk, and someone else encouraged women to submit to WordCamp US this year … and, well, here I am.
WCUS is only 10 days away and my talk is ready to go.
One of the things I’ve been up to the past year is serving as one of 10 co-organizers of WordCamp Philly 2017, which was October 28 and 29 at the University of the Sciences. We’re winding down for 2017 and looking ahead to next year.
To get started, we’re again offering an opportunity for members of the WordPress community to join the organizing team.
If you’d like to be a WordCamp Philly 2018 co-organizer, apply online before January 1. Along with the application you’ll find information about what to expect in terms of time and activities. You don’t need to be a WordPress expert to get involved in planning a WordCamp. Communication, design, organizational and people skills are just a few of the assets that are more important than knowing code when it comes to planning an event.
Today’s the day. If you’re an American citizen and haven’t voted yet, please exercise that right in a year when the outcome promises to have real consequences for civil liberties, national security and pocketbooks. If you voted already, thank you for being on top of it.
For those still unsure at this point, I’m not going to comment on the candidates or parties. Instead, I offer this: think of yourself as part of a review committee recommending the finalist for the most powerful and difficult job in the world, and weigh your options accordingly.
So, yes, I’m working from home for a few weeks as a favor to my boss. Once or twice a year, as the university processes retirements, promotions and new hires, there’s an office shuffle — basically musical chairs but with no music and boxes of papers instead of chairs.