Here's where I'm going to be next:
- August 27th: Async.JS, Brighton. James and Alastair have worked tirelessly since last year so I move my lazy noble parts from London to Brighton and go talk about something.
- 9-10th September: NordicJS, Stockholm. Very excited about being back in Stockholm!
- 15-16th September: SmashingConf, Freiburg. Me in a SmashingConf!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAH!!!
- 22nd September: SmartWebConference, Bucharest And back to Bucharest in less than a year, but this time I get to walk on the city and not just use its airport for a connecting flight! Wooohoo!
Yes, there's no JSConf.EU on the list. I've been going to Berlin in September for the last two years and while it's great, I don't think I can make it for the third year considering how busy my previous weeks will be. I have events in October too, and I would like to be able to make it to them in one piece. I'll see you all somewhere else, I'm sure :-)
Also: three free tickets to SmartWebConf for students and underrepresented developers
As Debbie Millman says:
you can talk about making a difference, or you can make a difference, or you can do both
So I've also decided to convert my speaker fee from SmartWebConf into tickets for students and underrepresented developers who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend the event. To apply just email contact at smartwebconf.com telling why you want to go (and if a student, attach a copy of your student card). More info here, as well as a picture of the one and only Bruce Lawson with last year's students.
I hope this makes a difference. I also like to remind myself of Anika Lindtner's "a simple gesture from your side can change somebody else's life" (watch her talk). Who knows, maybe these tickets will have a way greater effect than any of us can predict!
And I was also in Manchester last week. Sorry if I didn't announce it, but I've been superhyperbusy lately.