Our Massive Halloween Trick-or-Treat Blowout

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Nov 02, 2015 | Category: Personal

I think we might have out-nerded ourselves this Halloween.

Our neighborhood does Halloween big. Almost every house has been decorated since the first week of October. A block over, they close off the street for a street party, and one of the houses hosts a family-friendly band that plays until ...

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What I Learned From DjangoGirls

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Oct 13, 2015 | Category: Django DjangoCon

In September of this year, in conjunction with DjangoCon 2015, I helped to organize a DjangoGirls event in Austin, TX.

This isn't meant to be a comprehensive overview of the class - many other organizers in other cities have done just that already, and summed up the joys and ...

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Coming Back From Burnout: Video

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Sep 20, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon

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Coming Back From Burnout

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Sep 03, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon

Coming Back From Burnout

I have some bad news. I'm not a self-help guru or a motivational speaker. I don't have any magical solutions. All you're going to hear from me is plain common sense. But if you're here and you're identifying as suffering from burnout, you probably already ...

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Public Speaking for Nerds

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Jul 21, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon Personal PyCon

I was not born with an abundance of natural self-confidence.

I barely spoke to anyone at the first few conferences I attended. Hallway track? Nah.

Naturally, I was an avowed non-presenter for years. I swore that I was too nervous, too shy. I could never do it. I'd leave it ...

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