That’s right…me and my talk, Algorithms in CSS (a.k.a. Algorithms of CSS) are going on tour this summer!
Translation: I was invited (milestone!!!) to speak at CSS Day in Amsterdam, and had planned to keep it at that, but then I attended Global Diversity CFP Day (one of my favorite events) when I was visiting NYC. That event and the people I met boosted my confidence and ambition, so I spent several Saturdays during the winter submitting my talk (from two different angles) to a lot of conferences. My proposal was accepted for some (not all) of them!
Here are the tour dates:
- May 23, CodePen PGH Meetup, Pittsburgh, PA
- June 1, WordCamp Montclair, Montclair, NJ
- June 13, CSS Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- July 17, CSS Camp, Barcelona, Spain
- August 12-14, JSConf US, Carlsbad, CA
- August 21-23, Abstractions II, Pittsburgh, PA
The talk is ~90% new content, and I’m sure it will change even more throughout the summer as I learn new things and meet new people at all of these great events. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!! But for real, I am! I love working on this talk!!
(Please note: I still experience moments of panic and imposter-y feelings about speaking, but I’ve figured out a good system to keep them at bay, for the most part.)
Not only will this summer be a test for the new talk content (which touches on some big ideas), but it will be a test for me, too: I’ve never done this many conferences in such a short amount of time. Will I like it? Will it be too much travel? I just moved to Pittsburgh and am so happy to be here, but I’m going to be traveling so much and focusing on my talk and working a full-time job. I’ll have to miss a lot of the fun Pittsburgh stuff I moved here for…but Pittsburgh will still be here in the fall, right?