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Do ask questions or, how we had a stereotypical conversation at a conference about being welcoming

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I was recently at a conference I really enjoy, but had an interesting interaction that’s generalizable to any event, so here we go! In front of the information table there was this tape reading “DON’T ASK DUMB QUESTIONS” and then below it, “RTFM.” Some friends had just come from a talk they found interesting, about […]

Global Diversity CFP Day Recap (Philly edition)

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This past Saturday, Sarah Gray and I organized the Philly edition of the first Global Diversity CFP Day. Sharing some post-event thoughts. #gdcfpday is underway in #Philly! pic.twitter.com/yblxBAS7l8 — Pam Selle (@pamasaur) February 3, 2018 Why do it? It’s not something I oft say publicly, but I don’t frequently do “diversity work” anymore. For years, […]

Strange Loop 2017 in Review – Day 1

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It’s a few days since Strange Loop 2017 wrapped up, wonderful as always thanks to the tireless efforts of the herd of organizers (Alex, Bridget, Crystal, Nick, Mario and Ryan!!), volunteers, and thank you sponsors for your 💰. Strange Loop is one of my favorite technical conferences ever (and I’ve been to quite a few). […]

Thoughts from Google I/O 2017 (Day 1)

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I thought I’d do some reporting on my experience here at Google I/O. This is my first one (ticket courtesy of the Google Developer Experts Program), and so I’ll collect my thoughts/learnings/experiences here. Getting in/Registration Fairly easy. I’m splitting an AirBnB with a fellow GDE who is attending his 8th Google I/O, so I have […]

The Serverless Revolution for Everyone

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I just gave my talk on “The Serverless Revolution for JavaScript Developers” at OSCON but one of the first things I did was clarify that while my code samples were in JS, serverless architecture is really a cloud architecture trend that everyone should be aware of, if not adopt somewhere in their architecture. Here are […]

Thoughts on Cory Doctorow’s Keynote at HOPE XI

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This past weekend, I (finally!) got to check out the HOPE conference. I missed two years ago to various work nonsense (mostly being guilt-tripped about requesting funding for a “weird community conference” … whatever haters!). Totally worth it! Had an excellent time, met up with some Recursers, and frequently visited the Cinnamon Snail. I took […]

Clojure Conj highlights

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I have a bunch of notes jotted down from Clojure Conj, the conference I went to this week despite having never written a Thing in Clojure (but I did learn Common Lisp this year, so I could read pretty much everything). It’s interesting to go to a conference as a “new” person, and Clojure Conj […]