I started writing this post back in January (an ideal time to do some yearly reflections and goal-setting). Then life took over. My whole team was laid off, I started organizing Abstractions’ program and CFP (call for proposals), and got a huge wave of conference acceptances. All of this took away time and sort of […]

Back in mid-August, I got the opportunity to speak at Self.Conference for my third year in a row. While a few things had changed this year, it still remains probably my favorite conference I’ve ever been to. What I’ve Loved About It On their website, they say “Self.conference is a mix of fantastic tech presentations […]

Geez, SO much has happened since my last “Last [Week/Month]” type post in January. I definitely can’t cover it all, but I’ll try to hit the highlights. Life The biggest thing is that I moved several states away! For 31 years I lived in Kansas City (with a small break in the middle for the […]

  Decembers tend to be my worst month of the year because a particular series of events happen and a certain set of memories come back each year. However, some amazing things have also developed this month, and so it deserves to be talked about. Work Interviews There’s not much to say about work anymore, […]

Last time I said “Wow. It’s been quite the month!” I feel like I should say “Wow, it’s been quite the month (or two, or three)!” but perhaps even more so. Work I normally put my Life section first, but some of that relies on work first. Long story short, I’ve actually been job hunting […]

Wow. It’s been quite the month! Life I have been catsitting not once, not twice, but three times in the past month. It’s kind of great because I miss being around cats a lot since my cat is no longer with me. Otis (in the picture above) and Ophelia are my friend Sunshine’s cats, and […]