MileHiCon 2017 Schedule

I’m a bit late in getting this up, but if you want to see me this upcoming weekend at MileHiCon, swing by the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Denver Tech Center. I figure I’ll be getting there right around noon-ish, and I’ll be around the hotel until mid-afternoon(-ish) on Sunday. Outside of the programming I’m on (see below), I’m not entirely sure exactly where you can find me.

I hope to cross paths with old friends, make some new friends, and have a good time at MileHiCon this weekend!

Here’s the programming that I’m scheduled for:

Friday, October 27 at 3 PM

Session: Author 201, Subtle Self Promotion

Room: Wind River B

Other Panelists: N. Lowell, E. Mah (moderator), C. Weaver, C. Winters

My Take: Why me?!!?! Anyone that’s met me in person knows that I’m anything but subtle. I hope to be able to give great advice to the attendees that won’t lead them astray. Maybe I’ll tell stories about what not to do. 🙂

Saturday, October 28 at 5 PM

Session: Panning for Gold in SF’s Golden Age

Room: Mesa Verde C

Other Panelists: V. Calisto, S. Jackson, K. Spriggs, J. Stith, (I’m the moderator)

My Take: I’m glad I’m the moderator. I get to ask questions about this era and make everyone else look smart by answering them. This is actually a topic I’ve had to research a bit just to not make my questions look foolish.

Sunday, October 29 at Noon

Session: Girls and Women Who Totally Compute

Room: Mesa Verde C

Other Panelists: C. Kay, S. McClune, C. Weaver (moderator), M. Ward

My Take: I’ve been in computing for 30 *cough* something years in pretty much every field imaginable. I feel qualified to talk about this based on my experiences, but since I’m not a woman….. I hope I can get up here and talk the talk without embarrassing myself too much. My angle is going to be how to encourage, support, and open door for women than other folks may be slamming in their face. In other words, “Don’t be that guy, be a better guy.” We’ll see how it goes.