Note: This is a fangrrl post. If you aren’t a web designer, and aren’t into web standards, you will just need to bear with me. Because I am, and it’s my blog. *grins* Here goes…
T – 2 weeks. The Penn State Web Conference is officially on in less than two weeks. At that time, the godfather of web standards, Jeffrey Zeldman, is keynoting the opening day of the conference. This is a huge opportunity for this conference, because this guy is the essence of what we should be doing on the web. Zeldman has been about standards waaaay before anyone was really paying attention–or even understanding why they should be paying attention. This is a huge opportunity for me, because it will be the first time I’ve seen him speak in person. I’ve desperately wanted to go to his amazing traveling series, An Event Apart, but have never been in a position to attend. I almost won a free ticket to a Boston event last year, but almost doesn’t get me in the door. This time, however, I’m ready. I’ve got a slot at the conference, and I’ll be in the front row. Probably taking pictures and notes. Because I can.
Yeah, I know. A little obsessive. But the guy is a legend, and I am a fangrrl. How much of a fangrrl? Here’s a sample, taken from Twitter during the SXSW conference in Austin this March, yet another conference I’m dying to go to. Remember, read from the bottom up (and excuse the icon; it’s from the #scream theme week).
So he won’t be here long; really only for the keynote and a book signing. But you’d better believe I’m bringing my copy of Designing with Web Standards, 3rd edition (I have all three editions, doncha know) for him to sign. And I will probably try to kinnear him so I don’t look like a total stalker. Just idiot fangrrl.
Have you registered yet? It’s the last week to do so. I’m betting it’s a new high for our Web Conference, and I can’t wait. Especially to finally hear Zeldman.