Oh my god, David Bisset made gifsets out of me (and all the speakers) talking.
I promise I wasn’t saying “Look at all the fucks I give about code!”
Thank you Kari, for this photo of me and Andrea.
I used to have a photo album thing for all my WordCamp type events. I since moved it into an old Moleskien so it basically looks like this:
And I really like it. It’s kind of cool this way and I’m happy I did it. I can flip through and see notes etc.
I’m going to try to start sketching in it. It’s already half filled, and that’s just from 2011! My first WordCamp was Montreal 2011 you see. I actually am missing a few stickers. I had most of them but I finally found out what the TSA took from my bag on my last trip. My WordCamp Europe stickers.
But hey, now I have a book to show off. If I meet you at a WordCamp and you can art, I’ll let you draw in it.
A few photos of when I was in Japan for WordCamp:
This post is not about the WordCamp, but about Las Vegas. Yes, I went there because of the WordCamp, but this is not about that at all. What happened at the WordCamp stays on WordPress.tv after all.
I flew in on a flight that gave me a bizarre panic attack, which is later identified as being because of Taffy. The last time I was on a SouthWest flight was the day she died, and I was coming home from AdaCamp in San Francisco. The flight was also the same length of time my Chicago-Cleveland runs used to take, and finally the only time I’ve been in Vegas before? With Taffy. Once that was sorted, I felt much better, and took a cab to my hotel.
The drive in did not make the trip any less surreal. I watch CSI, of course, and I like the show, even now when it’s old and grey. I have a vested interest in the show one might say. I saw the mountains and my brain started playing the normal SFX they use on the intros. The mountains are pretty by the way. At the hotel, when I (finally) got my room, I did my normal poke and prod to see how I liked it. Soap smelled bad, meh, I have my own, oh look a big window! The first thing I thought was “I could kill someone, leave out the window, use a string to re-tie the latch, jump down to the roof of the garage, and slip out by the pool.”
I may watch too much CSI.
The rest of the trip was just surreal. There was a rotating billboard that had ads for brothels followed by ones telling me I’m going to hell for gambling. I burst out laughing at that. The city is insanely bright without ever making you feel like it’s light out. I walked down Fremont Street, and then the strip. I saw the Bellagio Water Show and pretty much enjoyed the architecture. I have no interest in smoking, drinking, or gambling, so for me it was putting a face to the place I’ve known for years.
And I did enjoy myself. But Vegas is weird, man. It made me realize that CSI wasn’t doing a whole lot to make up the show, it really is that strange a place!
After Fremont Street, we went to the Bellagio.
Yes, I know it’s pretty much a mess of pictures people have done a million times before. I liked it.
At WordCamp Las Vegas, I went for a VERY educational walk around Vegas with Michelle from Mark Time Media, where we talked all about design and UX in relation to Las Vegas.
The Elf at WordCamp Las Vegas, talking about curating and managing your community. And doing the glad hand.