I have a notebook for my Ideas, and Dreams, and Goals.

Here’s one of my Ideas.


I watched a very inspiring keynote at That Conference, and I decided I wanted to be the person at the front of the room, giving a keynote, inspiring the audience.

Achievement unlocked: on Saturday, April 29, 2017, I’ll be the keynote speaker at Chicago Code Camp 2017! This event, in its ninth year, is a free, volunteer-run, day-long conference in downtown Chicago. There’s a huge list of technical sessions, ranging from React to Machine Learning to Docker.

My keynote is “Busy is a Four Letter Word”. I’m tired of asking people, “How are you?” only to hear, “I’m so busy.” What I want to hear is, “I’m learning a new skill or language”, or “I recently had this great adventure”, or “I’m content with my life.” How do we, as over-worked, over-scheduled, over-tired people get to that state? I’m going to share what I’ve learned about how to be less busy – how to say no, how to set a priority, and how to enjoy being bored again!

Register today to attend this free event and get a great day of technical training!