It's important to give back, and here's why I do it.
This year, I decided early on that I would attend WordCamp Montreal no matter what. It's only a two hour train ride, I'm friends with a lot of the Montreal WordPress community, and it was their 10th anniversary. Of course, I applied to speak - and I was honoured that I was selected for the [...]
I'm in my AirBNB, on my last day in Southern Florida, and I can't help but reflect on this past weekend. I was lucky enough to be one of the 70 speakers at WordCamp Miami, which I'm told is the 3rd largest WordCamp, only behind US and Europe. Over 1000 people attended this three-day conference. [...]
Achieving balance, and gaining strength. Refocusing my 2018.
Well, hi there! We're two weeks into 2018, and so far, so good for me. I have been confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Miami, and I will also be speaking at a local event called She's the Change. Both of those are in March, so that will be a busy month. The latter event [...]
In my last post, I spoke of my first passion, karate. Today, I’ll speak of my newest and more challenging passion, ballroom dance. Let’s go back to June 2010. I had just earned my first degree black belt, and I wanted to cross-train in something. I was about to go sign up for judo, when [...]
Sitting here, my mind goes to karate, to which I celebrated my ten year training anniversary this summer. I don’t think I ever shared HOW I got into it, and WHY I stay. Let’s flash back to May 2007. I’m visiting my uncle in Winnipeg, and he’s taking pictures of me as we go around [...]
As you may have read before, this is the year of me “spreading my wings”, in terms of increasing my participation and visibility in the WordPress community. Having had such empowering and pleasant experiences this year speaking at both WordCamp Ottawa, and WordCamp Montreal, I went out on a whim, and applied to four other [...]
No doubt, as you have read, it's been an exciting year for me and WordCamps. A spur of the moment idea for a Women in WordPress panel, and an excellent reception of the panel this past July at WordCamp Ottawa, has lead to newfound confidence, and applications to different WordCamps. While doing a Happiness Bar [...]
So, as you may have read previously here, I have gone down the rabbit hole with WordCamps this year. I was one of the organizers, and a speaker at WordCamp Ottawa. I spoke at WordCamp Montreal as well. The panel I was on, Contributing to WordPress, has been published to WordPress.tv. Building on that momentum, [...]