But I’ve found it harder to find my professional voice without in-person events as a laboratory since 2020. Finally found the inspiration today — thanks to Kevin Fleming who was bold enough to call me a respected member of the worldwide open source software community 😉
In the process, I found myself reflecting on my career, including all six years of my tenure with Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the intense one and a half year I spent as a volunteer Campaign Manager for the Blake Hooper for Supervisor 2022 campaign.
And… Wow. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and how I did it.
It’s a good feeling, which I believe will set me up for even greater success as I step with confidence into my new-ish role and resume attending in-person conferences (but only those that are #PHPledge compliant).
I look forward to sharing more about my role in time. But right now, I’m focused on laying a strong foundation in a practice that is new for both me and Tidelift.
Now I just need to update my professional headshots. Those are six years old at this point. Eek!