Showing posts from August, 2017

Action items

Action items Follow up with

Need to cull for videos and writeups related to medical devices

Community Gathering

Community Gathering There has been much talk that many of us go to DEFCON to see our friends, and it's gotten too large.
There is a desire to gather our people/tribe together in a smaller group, that is quieter (no loud music).
Things tossed out, cruise, a faux con so the business would pay, a unconference with no amplification just discussions.

Silly idea of mine - standup con / scrum con
What have you been working on, what are you going to work on, what blockers are you hitting?

Silly idea of a friend (will ID you if you want) badges that indicate if you are being too loud (turn off/deactivate)

Does this interest you?What are the most important factors?Can it conflict with another convention? (aka would this be on top of for you, or a replacement to)What price range? (aka figure out of cruise or cost a key factor)Anything else?Would including meals be a benefit or a negative?


All inclusive resort with large gathering spacesCruise where everyone was part of one group (for…

Hooking Up

Hooking up I don't hook up with anyone while traveling. I am worried I will end up hurt or dead. If I were traveling with friends who could check up on me I might consider it.

He has and it went well for him but I (sexist?) feel that's because males are less concerned about getting hurt when hooking up with someone.

How do you feel about this? (and are you female identified)


Drinking I had the following discussions with my partner, am I unusually paranoid?
I do NOT accept drinks from strangers, I mix my own or get from a bartender or a trusted friend only.
He thinks it's no big deal.

How do you feel about this? (and are you female identified)

Post Con Feelings

Con-Drop I have been trying to articulate and failing what con-drop is to me.

Below are my conflicting feelings about post - convention feelings.

The tweet summary was:
"Con drop hitting. Didn't see everyone. Saw many people I love. Too many muggles. Too long & short in Vegas. Too much & not enough seen/did"

For those who have never experienced this (burners call it decompression)

You have a "high" while at the event. It is new and exciting.Your tribe, your people, your community, you are surrounded by them! Instead of a small group among the crowd, they are the crowd!Your friends are there, so many friends (the longer you have been in the community). You mostly get quick meetings with them, and don't get to see everyone because you all are trying to do all the talks, events, and see all your friends.You are excited and always "ON", especially exhausting for introverts.You learn so much, talk about so much, it's hard for your brain to p…