My sometimes sexist and alltimes horny friend had this to say about me coming to She’s Geeky:
“Oooh, will there be a pillow fight? ”
I chided him a little and had him expound on that idea just in case I was misreading it (and him), and he did, gladly and with obvious relish.
“I can’t help it. It just makes me happy all over thinking about a roomful of geeky-glasses-wearing women having a monster pillow fight. It wouldn’t bother me if they’re really smart and scantily clad too… <digging deeper… oh, well.> A man can dream…”
You know, really, this is more than I needed to know about his fantasies.
Now: I am excited to be here. Most of the people I remember from last year are here again, and quite a few more. They are all so different, and so interesting. I’ll probably be the oldest one there, but I don’t think it matters too much. I can still absorb new things. Most of the women are from the Silicon Valley area, but some are from my stomping grounds. There’s a great woman, about my age, who works in Sac for the state doing social network developing. She has lots of good ideas and knows how move things through the channels to make them happen. Good project manager. I’m going to try and eat dinner with her one night.
Lots of cool people, cool topics. I’m not going to present because I don’t know anything (although, actually, I could do some of the planned presentations – just didn’t know that anybody was interested … !) but I will participate in other ways.