An interview with Naomi Ceder, Trans*Code event co-organiser
Naomi Ceder has been involved in the Python community for 16 years. Currently she serves on the board of directors of the Python Software Foundation.
The workplace should be carefully designed to offer social exchange, interactive drama and debate, intellectual and emotional stimulation, wow and aha moments, and yes, even entertainment.
Tim Leberecht is the Curator of House of Beautiful Business, a pop-up event taking place before and after Web Summit. The purpose behind the event is to provide a community for meaningful conversation about technology and humanity.
When he's not spending his time creating beautiful memories for attendees, he writes on Medium. In this installment, he talks about conference spaces and the influence they have on places of work.
Wigstock was a New York-based festival for Drag Queens in the 1990s.
This was at the height of RuPaul's gender-bending music career which made way for the lyrics, "It don't matter what you wear, they're checking out your savoir-faire. And, it don't matter what you do, cause everything looks good on you, Supermodel."
Through a more apolitical exploration of gender than drag (my undying passion for RuPaul's Drag Race aside), I've spent my whole life trying to figure out what being a woman means.Read More
When Maria asked a selection of our customers what topics were important to them that we could research and write about, two topics came to the fore: sponsorship and diversity.
These two topics aren’t surprising. Both are challenging areas to get right. As a conference organiser, I’ve struggled with both of these. But they are tough in very different ways.Read More
We continue to work feverishly behind the scenes on the next version of Tito but in the meantime here are some pulls, tugs and tweaks to our existing app:
To a majority of participants, networking events make them feel vulnerable and insecure, so schmoozing or putting up a front is an easy reaction.
Instead, push yourself to be authentic. Talk to a networker like you’re talking to a friend. Ask questions that do more than assess someone’s level of helpfulness or status. My strongest networking connections have come from being my weird self.
The Financial Diet boasts a lot of articles discussing ways we can tactically and ethically advance in our careers.
Here, a contributer explains how to get over an uncomfortable necessity: networking.
The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.
- Captain Jim Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series
As my previous efforts with the Tito blog would imply, I love words. And, as with most romances, there's a twinge of jealousy attached to my ongoing affair with language.
That is to say, I can't code.
I find the concept of figuring out how to use CSS declarations about as easy as learning the periodic table by heart. In Basque. Backwards. And I'm on fire.Read More
In a previous life, he was the Territory Manager for French sales at HubSpot, so he professionally grew up with a deep appreciation of how marketing affects salespeople’s ability to close business.
With that in mind, I wanted to talk to Matthieu (pictured below) to see what the value of events can be, even if almost no one buys something after attending them.Read More
Our total bandwidth estimate for the first three hours of an event with an expected 20,000 people in attendance is now 400Gb per hour.
This will not be the only traffic generated by your guests. Average data usage by US mobile subscribers is currently 100Mb per day. If 80% of that data is spread between the hours of 8am and 10pm that equates to 6Mb per hour per user. Total traffic of another 120Gb per hour.
That brings us to a total of 520Gb of network traffic per hour in the first three hours of the event.
I've been looking around for a good breakdown of numbers surrounding internet traffic at events. This post, penned by event WiFi company Tour Tech, breaks it down step by step.
As well as that, they were so good as to a) bring up the nostalgia that comes with Pokémon Go and b) provide ways to avoid internet overload at events that aren't just "use our services."
For the whole article: https://www.tourtech.com/6-steps-to-avoiding-internet-overload-at-your-event/
Babies laugh, on average, 400 times a day; people over 35, only 15.
- Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review
For me, the end of the week is usually a blend of exhaustion and euphoria; I've cleared a lot off my plate and am about to reach into the infinite potential of two days that I haven't made a schedule for.
Friday, in short, is a time where my brain can only really process tying up loose ends, planning the bulk of what I need to do the next week, and finding terribly great jokes on the internet.
Why don't you join me?Read More