Quick post this week, just to keep posting. With starting a new job this week, I haven’t had the time to really work on an idea for a post. That being said one thing did cross the Twitterverse this week that I wanted to weigh in on.
Seems there is some controversy over a shirt worn by someone presenting at a conference. The shirt which had a woman in a more sexual pose (boobs showing? I could not see the picture well) has again divided the community. The big thing here is that most people I know do not see a problem with the shirt in a general sense, the deem it inappropriate to be wearing while on stage in front of people speaking on a topic. Agreed unless the shirt directly related to the topic being discussed. As a speaker you are representing yourself (and possibly the company you work for as a lot of speakers put that information in their slide deck), and this shows poorly on a professional level. Sure, it might be a small hacking con, and in the world of hackers who cares. Reality is different though. When speaking show some decorum please. It makes it easier for people to take you seriously. I am not saying you need to be dressed up, t-shirts are fine. Just something that is not going to cause a fuss or embarrassment to your employer or to the con. It is not that difficult to do.
Now that I have gotten off my soap box, those going to CircleCityCon this weekend, have a great time. If things go well I will see you all there next year.
I also recently did put in a CFP for DerbyCon so we can see if that flies. If not, I will do it again next year. While constantly trying advances to date someone is frowned upon, constantly trying in a lot of other things in this world is smiled upon. This talk I put in for is not a technical talk, but a soft skills talk so it will be interesting to see if it gets accepted.
Until next time, remember this time!