last weekend rootmix and i started the sunday project as is the wont of awesome ladies with tons o’ ideas and little time to get crackalackin’. sadly, i am best motivated when i am guilted into taking care of business. a kick in the pants is what they call it. the sunday project picks up what i lack in self discipline. so far, so great.
so last saturday, i had the distinct pleasure of volunteering with Black Girls Code. it is a wonderful organization started by Kimberly Bryant designed to encourage black girls to pursue programming. i first heard about them at the women’s communities event after the Fluent conference in may. i cannot even begin to articulate how much fun and how inspired and rejuvenated i was after spending time with these girls.
i was part of a group of volunteers designated to work with the 9-11 year old girls and it’s funny how much i forgot what it was like to be a young girl at that age. there’s so much awareness of the world and imagination. needless to say, i was sufficiently charmed by the girls and wowed by the experience. the entire time i was there, i was thinking to myself, now this is why i am here and not in boston. this is what i’ve been missing.
just created a vCard QR code from http://goqr.me/. i’ve been finding myself at a lot of networking events lately without a business card and one of the cool ladies i met at a Black Girls Code event had one and it was so handy. at goqr.me you can buy t-shirt, keychains and stickers. neat business model.
so i spent another weekend pretending it was the mid 90s. went to see Sebadoh at the bowery ballroom in nyc.
i’ve been trying desperately to make things happen in my life. i needed a catalyst for change and now change is trying to happen.
two major things that i’ve been working on:
- making stuff with my new old sewing machine
i made a porter bicycle bag to be carried on something like the velo orange porter rack. in nyc, i picked up a bunch of additional trimmings to complete my project. will be done with it soon and sending it to someone that actually has a porter rack on their bike.
- getting my open source project underway. details to remain shrouded in mystery until it’s closer to completion
i’m hoping to be much further along on those 2 endeavors in the next couple of months. particularly my open source project. upcoming sewing projects include, but are not limited to: curtains for my sister julie and sundresses for my niece mia. hopefully it’ll be and stay sunny soon.