Last week, I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Minneapolis. It was inspiring, intense, vibrant, and information-rich, and gave me a lot of fire for the year ahead.
Like several other conferences before it (previous GHCs, Open Source Bridge, and unconferences here in Portland), I met a bunch of interesting, engaging people. I also got a bunch of business cards from those same people.
Unlike every previous conference, however, I actually reached out to every single one of them within 12 hours of getting back home.
This made me feel like a wizard, and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I feared it might be.
Overwhelmed by the very idea? You can do this, too. Let’s talk about how.