What would you like to hear from me at BlogHer?

At every annual BlogHer conference I’ve given one (or several) talks and workshops. I’ve always gotten a lot of great feedback from my workshop sessions on coding and debugging, blog security and privacy, and other technical how-tos, as well as talking about politics, women’s history, feminism and identity, and how our writing online ties into … Continue reading “What would you like to hear from me at BlogHer?”

Civic fictions at conferences

Because of the Amina and Paula Brooks controversies and my part in unraveling them, I spent the last few weeks talking with media and giving talks about online hoaxes, identity, sockpuppets, and astroturfing. I did an impromptu lightning talk at Noisebridge‘s 5 Minutes of Fame, making my slides right there on the spot. That was … Continue reading “Civic fictions at conferences”

Geek Lab at BlogHer 09: Hold my hand please!

Can’t wait for BlogHer! I’ll Be Geeking Out Mostly I’ll be in the Geek Lab area, so look for me there and say hi! Lately I’m having a little trouble with mobility even in my ultralight wheelchair, so I will be asking people for a push or a holding-hands tow, whenever I can! If you … Continue reading “Geek Lab at BlogHer 09: Hold my hand please!”

Every day is Men's Day

At BlogHer, when Jocelyn Harmon from Marketing for Nonprofits stood up during the keynote panel to ask Carol Jenkins how we can make stories, and news, and politics, more complicated around race, gender, and class, there were women cheering all over the room. Now, we didn’t get deep into that subject but I also didn’t … Continue reading “Every day is Men's Day”

Liveblogging take two: BlogHer Boston

Our workshop was for Blogging Basics: personalize, polish, and promote your blog. Danielle Henderson, Alissa Kriteman, and Meghan Garnum joined me on the stage. Kristy got us in touch with Elliot, the hotel employee setting up the projector, who found all the stuff and the cables and hooked everything up. Also, NeoOffice worked like a … Continue reading “Liveblogging take two: BlogHer Boston”

BlogHer Boston, liveblogged

Morning:I hit the breakfast and the swag. Scored: fresh pineapple, pastry, coffee, starbucks jar ‘ o coffee to carry around (very handy for a wheelchair user!) Scored a laser pointer usb drive ballpoint pen, Springpad notebook and good conversation about social media and “personal project management”, tiny cute retractable cord mouse, I entered about 5 … Continue reading “BlogHer Boston, liveblogged”

BlogHer in Second Life

The BlogHer Conference is coming up next week! We’ll have tons of people in BlogHer in Second Life where there will be an entire conference track. Take a look at Erin’s outline of the BlogHer Second Life Conference schedule. Would you like to transcribe one or more of the voice sessions in 2nd Life for … Continue reading “BlogHer in Second Life”

People I met at BlogHer; and the swag

Here is a giant bigass post with links to all the people I met at Blogher. It was often a blur of meeting people who recognized me because I am recognizable with the purple hair and all. But then I would forget their names unless they had badges on or I already knew them from … Continue reading “People I met at BlogHer; and the swag”

In which I am cranky and grateful about access in Chicago!

(I wrote part of this before BlogHer but forgot to post it!) Anyone other people with disabilities going to BlogHer, by the way? I have not tried to mobilize to find out, but I’m wondering. I am going to be able to get around town pretty well with regular taxis. My wheelchair folds up and … Continue reading “In which I am cranky and grateful about access in Chicago!”