Conference presentation post-mortem

I finally did a presentation as part of a conference panel.1 I kind of feel like I am too old to be hitting this very modest professional milestone, but I also feel like I ought to mark it because it is a Thing I did, and it’s not like I’m the only career-changer out there.2 So I have my little speaker ribbon, I did a Thing, and now I never again have to do that Thing for the first time.

This was a very short presentation and a good way to finally do the Thing. I felt uncomfortable, I think the results were mixed, and I have a useful punch list of things to work on in the future.3

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Twitter takeover

On July 1st, I took over the Chemical Heritage Foundation Twitter account to talk about my work digitizing materials for the Beckman Legacy Project. In case you a) missed it, b) care, and c) want to catch up in a reasonably user friendly layout, you can check out the Storification.