I went to Reno-Tahoe WordCamp yesterday and had a glorious day of nerdiness. It was such an amazing day with awesome presentations. Going into it, I thought, I sure hope this is worth my Saturday. And it was. Tenfold.
I’m a nerd, a geek, a dork. I’ve embraced it. I love learning, being challenged, talking about science and code. Yep, I’m pretty much awesome. But not quite as awesome as some of the people that I met yesterday. In my office I am hands down the nerdiest person. I once freaked out on the Marketing Director for not knowing who Nikola Tesla is. What? You don’t know who he is either. Read this. Immediately.
Yesterday, I felt like a novice. In a room of people my age (some younger, a handful older), I pulled out my mini legal notepad to scribble down everything while a lot of the folks around me pulled out Macs, PCs, and iPhones.
Ummm, A) I have a hand-me-down ThinkPad because the technology Gods have not smiled upon me yet (for fear of people asking me what antique store I purchased it at I will not bring it out in public) and B) I still believe in writing (Ms. Handt, my third grade teacher, didn’t teach me cursive for nothing).
I’m not going to apologize for this since I’ve always claimed to be a hybrid. Not a complete web geek. Not a complete snobby marketing person. I’m a little of both. I like trouble shooting code and buying shoes (preferably not at the same time, too much to focus on).
The high I felt yesterday after leaving WordCamp was awesome. Part of me would like to become a WordCamp groupie and follow these around the world. It made me feel connected and excited, part of a community and stoked to go out to the real world and apply everything I had learned.
After a day of having my mind blown, Travis and I had dinner with some friends at Jazz. The food is good, the service is good and if you go make sure to try the Beniets. They are awesome.
I can’t wait to start on the redesign of The Durtty Bride.