Category Archives: The Big Picture

Forking and Dongle Jokes Don’t Belong At Tech Conferences


Photo credit: “Vivian and Daddy on the Laptop” by Qole Pejorian

Have you ever had a group of men sitting right behind you making joke that caused you to feel uncomfortable? Well, that just happened this week but instead of shrinking down in my seat, I did something about it an here’s my story…

Yesterday, I publicly called out a group of guys at the PyCon conference who were not being respectful to the community.… Continue Reading...

Plancast Joins Pinterest: How Social Networks Can Leverage Existing Relationships Of Relevance

A bit confusing to see one social network join another.

A bit confusing to see one social network join another Screenshot 2 23 13 11 35 PM

There should be a tool in place to help these notifications be more graceful and suggest to Pinterest users the value of following the other social network account on their Pinterest service.  They could take it one step further and brainstorm with the other social network to create initial boards and pins to attract users.  Here are two I thought of relevant to my life:

Hi Adria!

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Surround Yourself With Positive People Birthday Wish [VIDEO]

Every year I make a YouTube video for my birthday.  I spend the day reflecting on my life and what I’ve learned in the last year.  I especially focus on what I’m grateful for.  Last night I thought about what had added the most value to my life and a sense of well-being came over me.

Why?  Because I have  fantastic people in my life who are doing awesome things, achieving their goals and helping others.  … Continue Reading...