I'm part of the Keynote at Drupal Camp NYC 13

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I have been invited to the wonderful opportunity to come speak as part of the keynote address for Drupal Camp NYC 13 this weekend. You should come too, at least if you're in New York, and you have an interest in Drupal, or just want a chance to watch me make a fool out of myself on stage.

I have been invited, presumably, because of my work with the Media project of Drupal. Although I would question their choice, as my work would not have been possible without the work of the giants on whose shoulders I stand, not to mention the work of countless other developers who have and continue to contribute to making the Media project as awesome as it is. I am, as the saying goes, but a drop.

But regardless of my thoughts on the matter, I'm the person they've chosen to come chew your ears for ten minutes on Saturday, July 13, in the evening, following Larry Garfield, one of those giants I mentioned. So please, come to Drupal Camp NYC 13, to experience what it means to be part of the Drupal community, to learn from some of the giants in some of the many offerings available in the sessions over the weekend, to help make history in one of the sprints following the camp, or just to hear an old fool pontificate because the organizers didn't know what they were getting themselves into.

By the way, I've been told that 100% of the proceeds from the camp after expenses will be donated to the Special Needs Trust that has been set up for my family and me, because of my ongoing struggles with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Just one more reason you need to be there. Plus, you'll get to hear me do my Stephen Hawking impersonation with the speech assist device I'll be using. Now if only they could make a speech-writing assist device...

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red sole

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RED BOTTOM

This article is really good fun, I hope to express some of this article.

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Cool!

Grace's picture

Dear Lynn

What an awesome conversation!

Great family, much respect.

Rock on, Aaron!

siliconmeadow's picture

Giants?

commits by aaron on d.o : 2172
commits by krell on d.o : 1598

just sayin...

Lynn Winborn's picture

Not old, and definitely NOT an old fool

Son of Mine, I enjoy reading your blogs, but this time I must take issue with one thing you said. As your mother, I think I can safely say, you are not old, and definitely NOT a fool! But I love your self-deprecating sense of humor, and will be excited to hear your speech and your imitation of Stephen Hawking. I'll be watching and listening to the streaming of the event, using the Internet you have worked with for so many years. You were so right, when you were just a little boy, seven years old, and made a cardboard model of a computer and said someday everybody would be using them. You grew up with computers, have been on the cutting edge, and now are reaping the benefits of Computer Technology, in so many ways. It's truly a Brave New World, and you are an important part of it. I am proud and happy to be the one who introduced you into the world, your Mother.

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Thanks for all.

Thanks for all.

The Society for Venturism has chosen me as the recipient of its charity for this year, to hopefully offer me cryonic preservation when the time comes. And this month, Longecity, an excellent forum for the discussion of issues related to extending the lifespan of humans, has offered up a matching grant of up to a thousand dollars to help out! So help out! Please.