Last year’s Philly Women in Tech Summit was my very first speaking gig — the kind where you have to submit a proposal & wait by the phone (or your inbox as it were) to find out whether the organizers think attendees will want to hear what you have to say. The panel I participated in was all about how career paths look different for everyone. It was a pretty big deal for me to be up there talking about that topic, as I’ve experienced more career-path angst than almost anyone I know. I learned a lot, and it helped me reinforce to myself that not everyone has the same goals, does things in the same order, or sticks to a predictable, linear road.
This year, I wanted to do something a little bit more technical, but not so technical that I’d get flustered live coding in front of an audience (though I have done that & it wasn’t a disaster!). I’ll be leading a workshop on Sublime Text, a text editor. I’ve been using it for years, and I know that there’s a bunch of really great, life-changing (for me, at least) things it can do that I’m not taking advantage of. So, I’m going to spend the next month and a half finding out what those things are, putting them into practice, and then writing a workshop to share them with others.
Do you use Sublime Text? Do you have favorite tips or packages that you use? I’d love to hear about them, and I hope to see you there on April 18! Tickets sold out already, which is crazy, but if you’re still interested in attending, hop on the waitlist.