The past three weeks have been crazy. Week 1 - Barcelona Week 2 - Packing house Week 3 - PHPNW Now - Moved in So lets just recap, I keynoted at Barcelona, packed up my flat, spoke at PHPNW and then moved house the day after. I’m shattered, mentally and physically now. I’ve got a few blog posts in draft about both DrupalCon and PHPNW which I’ll put out when I get chance. For the time being I have to tether of my phone and I’m loving snuggling on the couch with Hannah so I’m scaling back my online access...
One of the questions I was asked as part of my keynote Q&A was what can we as a community do better at the conference. My answer came in two parts: Quiet areas for when we need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the conference. Coordination with the local (or a world wide) mental health organisation and provide them with space on the exhibition floor. I understand that these two things require extra organisation which is already very difficult considering how busy people are at these conferences but I still think it’s a really important thing to...
WOW where to actually start. I’ve been totally blown away by all the discussions and feedback I’ve had over the past week here in Barcelona, it’s been truly amazing and I’m so lucky to have been a part of it. #Sunday I arrived in the evening which sucked a bit. Luckily I bumped into Steve Parks while checking in at the Princess Hotel. He invited me out with a few other Wunders for a “quiet” drink and tapas. This made things a whole lot easier for me since I was pretty nervous about being there on my own. #Monday Sprinting...
For a long time I wanted to contributed code to Drupal, I have a few times but no where near as much as I thought I was going to do. I’ve been thinking about what this really means to me and where my contributions come from. I’ve only just come to terms with the fact that my contributions don’t lie within code but belong in contributing to the community. Over the next few months I’ll be doing a few things: Working with Adam Hill to make communication in the Drupal UK community a bit easier. Helping Phil and Eli to...
This week I’ve found out I run a ridiculous amount of chat apps.
Here is a run down of what I have on my macbook:
Hipchat - for work
Skype - for dad and freelance work
Airdroid - for my phone
Pidgin/Adium - for hangouts, mostly to contact Hannah and Eli
Slack - for NWDUG community
Limechat - for #drupaluk and #phpnw
Steam friends - not often used
All these apps fall into specific categories; work, social and play. It seems very excessive.