My rubber duck charts a course
My rubber duck is not fully formed so I’m starting to write it down. It’s about:
- not just quietly raging about some of things which annoy and upset me.
- a desire to help my adopted home city of Sheffield improve and grow - particularly in the digital sector.
- wanting to support organisations/charities which use technology when reaching out and impacting on the lives and life chances of people.
- sharing and applying the knowledge I’ve gained from working through my mental health challenges.
As my destination is unknown I’m going to regularly chart a course and see where it leads me. It includes:
- Being a co-host of Agile Sheffield and aiming to make sure people feel welcomed to ask questions, share experiences and develop expertise.
- Discussing ideas about how different meetups can learn from each other, be inclusive and potentially raise the profile of digital skills and activities across the city.
- Attending Sheffield’s 1st Annual Digital Conference. I’m hoping to find out about activities and organisations which I could get involved with.
- Following up with all the people I met at the Google Digital Garage ‘Women in Tech’ Sheffield event a couple of weeks ago. It identified a few things I could do.
- Thinking out loud regularly on here and blogging after all the events/meetups I attend. I’m behind on this even though I’m trying to under-commit.
- Continuing to read and listen to all things agile, digital, Sheffield and mental health (yeah, that list needs a few boundaries or I’ll never leave the house).
- Attending Sheffield’s geekbrekky as often as I can.
It’s not a complete list and gives a good overview. If this fits with anything you’re doing or would like to do - it’d be great to know more.
And finally — my rubber duck? Via Twitter, I came across ‘Cracking Big Rocks’ and my first few cards got me writing this. I’m going to keep shuffling the deck and watching where my rubber duck floats next.