Life at Red Hat: DevNation Day 2, Red Hat Summit Kickoff

devnation2015_day2_IMG_5418It was a packed day as we headed into day two of DevNation and the kickoff of Red Hat Summit in the evening. I had a full day of sessions, including three amazing keynotes, a book signing for The Foundation for an Open Source City, and a dinner with the winners of Red Hat’s Women in Technology Award.

I was up early again with a lap around the Charles River, a shorter running route than yesterday, but I had a busy day ahead of me. After some breakfast, I headed over to the Hynes Convention center to get the day started with DevNation. Continue reading

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Life at Red Hat: DevNation Day 1

devnation2015_day1_20150621_175533My day started with a 4.5 mile run along the Charles River before the DevNation kickoff. I ventured out on a somewhat humid morning to get some exercise in before a long day sitting at the conference. I know how these things work out and I function better after a morning run. At the end of my run, I found a nice coffee shop called Pavement that had a decent breakfast I brought back to the room to get the day going. Continue reading

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Boston Fun on Father’s Day Weekend: Aquarium

ne_aquarium_IMG_5339Storm a comin’. Seriously, the remnants of a tropical storm were coming through the North East today. And Boston just happened to be a place where the rain bands were squalling all day long. I found a break in the storm to get in a five mile run. Parts of it were during a light mist, and the humidity reminded me of North Carolina. Continue reading

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Boston Fun on Father’s Day Weekend: Waterfront

June has been a busy month. I helped with a book launch, CityCamp NC, and now this…

boston_travel_20150620_132554June started off with the launch of The Open Organization, a new book from Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst. My role has changed over the last few months, and while I’m still working on Opensource.com, I’m now leading the effort to build community around the book. This means that we are exploring how leaders lead in an open organization and what makes them successful. Continue reading

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How to Give a Tech Talk at TriLUG on May 14

POSSCON_2015_keynote-jhibbetsOn Thursday, May 14, I’ll be attending the Triangle Linux Group to take part in a panel discussion on how to give a tech talk. Brian Gerard, Daniel Farrell, Sandi Metz,
and Chris Collins wiling be joining me on the panel. More details about the event are below, borrowed from the TriLUG mailing list (credit: Bill Farrow). Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: From Surf to Snow

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 5

rincon_pr_day5_IMG_5069It was our last day in Puerto Rico for Spring Break. We had a completely different second half planned to go snowboarding and we were off to Denver later in the day. But first, we had to soak in as much sun as possible before heading to the airport. We enjoyed our remaining time on the beaches near our condo. Continue reading

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Surf, Sailing, and Sun in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 4

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Another beautiful day in Rincon was on tap. An early morning surf session with some of the leftover swell was a great way to start the day. Then the family was all geared up for a morning sail on the Katarina and some snorkeling in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. This was day four of our Spring Break and our last full day on the island of Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: Snorkeling at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

rincon_pr_gopro_day4_GOPR0323Explore the reef at the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in Rincon, Puerto Rico with our GoPro as we take you below the surface. The family went snorkeling with the crew from the Katarina and enjoyed viewing all the sea life that was very active on the reef, some schools of fish swimming in the warm waters, and lots of amazing fan coral. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 3

rincon_pr_day2_IMG_5008It was another good day of surf in Rincon, leftovers from the big swell were still coming in. Spring Break was in full effect and I was up early and in the water before 7:30 am. The rest of the day had more in store for us, including a trip to the Rincon Beer Company. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 2

rincon_pr_day1_IMG_4969It was our first full day in Rincon, Puerto Rico after spending most of Friday traveling. The first order of business after cooking breakfast at the condo was to acquire a surfboard. Little did we know that the surf was cranking, but we’ll get to that in a moment. Continue reading

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