Tonight I’m working on my list of the hour:
- Watch Psych
- Print maps
- Tweek problems over current website project
- Pack for the ROW Summit/Drupal Camp for the weekend.
This was one of the first web related conferences I had ever attended. It was actually only a year ago. I had all of about 10 youtube videos on web code under my belt and no actual experience. I thought, “Hey, they have a ‘Beginner’ track.” Yeah. ‘Beginner’. Apparently I wasn’t even a ‘Beginner’ yet. I was like a pre-teen, or maybe even a toddler. I seriously left the first session having only took in about 30% of the information… and that percentage progressively dropped with each session that followed. It was like reliving my high school freshmen year. I was surrounded by ‘seniors’ who were all talking in their lingo… laughing at their inside jokes… and there I sat… typing… slowly. By the time the last session came I just sat in the hall licking my wounds. I was pretty beat up. There was so much I didn’t understand.
So here I am again, printing off my maps and schedules. I am signed up for the ‘Beginner’ tracks for a second time and am hoping/expecting better results. My attitude is positive. I feel that I’ve come so far since the last time I was there, but I also know there is still so much more to learn. So I am keeping my goals simple:
- Listen intently
- Cram my brain will everything I hear
- Be inspired
- Meet some awesome people
Looking forward to writing the update post…