I'm finally over my jetlag and my landsickness (True fact: if you go on a boat trip for three days to the Great Barrier Reef, you can completely avoid sea sickness but suffer from LAND sickness for a week when you come back!)
RubyConf Australia was amazing. Siena covered most of the highlights in her blog post, but I wanted to reiterate how lovely the conference was (and not just because I got to hold a koala).
I'm not going to lie- preparing a conference talk was a ton of work! But it was totally worth it for me. I'd definitely encourage anyone who is on the fence to try it and see how it goes! If you're thinking about giving your first conference talk or in the throes of prepping one, here are a few things I found worked for me and one thing that didnt. (But obviously YMMV!)
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone had a restful holiday. I spent time with family in LA and Seattle and played a lot of Pokémon Sun. I'm about 80% of the way through completing the Alola Pokédex.
At the beginning of this year, I made and actually kept several New Year's resolutions for probably the first time ever: knit a sweater, catch all the Pokémon, and submit to speak at a conference on a technical topic (and hopefully get accepted)....