Denver ComicCon's Women in Comics panel on Saturday featured... no women. Let's have the allmalepanels Hasselhoff of approval, folks: When asked about this, the convention's PR rep responded with a prime example of how not to respond to questions about your problematic … [Read more...] about Pro tip: a “women in…” industry panel should include, y’know, women.
Not sure if you’re flirting or harassing?
Not sure if you’re flirting or harassing? Ask yourself if you’d be talking the same way if the woman were in a position of authority. If she were a police officer, who you knew had a gun and a badge, and happened to be off duty, at a bar, or a convention… You’re free to flirt, … [Read more...] about Not sure if you’re flirting or harassing?
Thoughts on the Hugo Ballot
First, let's get this out of the way: holy shit, y'all, Seanan McGuire is on the ballot FIVE TIMES. That's a record. And it doesn't include the "Chicks Dig..." anthologies, in which she has essays. I've burbled about her work before, but here's the thing: she's gotten so much … [Read more...] about Thoughts on the Hugo Ballot
SxSW: I am not there.
I've heard from a few people now who are looking for me at SxSW. Stop looking! I am not there. I had hoped to drive down tonight for the WordPress party, but I have a family trip this weekend as well, and I decided not to try to do both. I've been flitting back and forth all over … [Read more...] about SxSW: I am not there.
Tricky Migrations video from WordCamp Phoenix
The videos of all the WordCamp Phoenix sessions are now available, including mine, Tricky Migrations. It looks like some of the others are going up on WordPress.tv as well, including the excellent lightning talks. … [Read more...] about Tricky Migrations video from WordCamp Phoenix
WordPress Hidden Gems (OpenCa.mp presentation) on Slideshare
My presentation for OpenCa.mp this afternoon, WordPress Hidden Gems, is up on Slideshare. I'll fill in some slide notes later, since it's mostly screenshots and there's much text in the transcript. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about WordPress Hidden Gems (OpenCa.mp presentation) on Slideshare
August events [updated]
I'll be speaking at WordCamp Houston this Saturday. (It's sold out, but HostGator is giving away a few more tickets this morning, so hurry over there if you want them!) My topic is WordPress as a CMS. Hint: WordPress IS a CMS. It's all in how you approach your content! I'll talk … [Read more...] about August events [updated]
Arkansas Regional HighEdWeb
Last Friday, I spoke at the Arkansas Regional HighEdWeb conference. I had a great time! The organizers did a fantastic job -- no one could tell it was their first year. I really enjoyed the other speakers' presentations, too. Drew Stephens had some great ideas on using grid … [Read more...] about Arkansas Regional HighEdWeb
Another book giveaway; OpenCamp Dallas talk
Jeff will be giving away two copies of Beginning WordPress 3 during the 100th episode of WordPress Weekly. Mind you, the book hasn't been printed yet, so he'll collect your mailing info and I'll send them out as soon as my copies arrive, sometime around June 15. I'm speaking at … [Read more...] about Another book giveaway; OpenCamp Dallas talk
Going to WordCamp Fayetteville
Thanks to a last-minute change of plans, I'll be at WordCamp Fayetteville this weekend! I'm excited — it'll be my first WordCamp, and I'll get to hang out with several friends from the midwest HighEdWeb crowd. I'm looking forward to spending a little time in Arkansas before … [Read more...] about Going to WordCamp Fayetteville