Another weekend of tech craziness. LA is smack in the middle of it's geek event explosion. I've got mixed feelings about all the events.
On one hand, it is awesome to see the popularity, the success, the desire and thirsting for this tech connectivity. On the other hand, my biggest concern, my biggest fear is too many tech events are happening with participants spread thin. Back on the other hand, I'm excited and delighted that so many leaders are taking the torch. On the other hand, how do I know they are looking out for the community? On the other hand why is it up to me to decide what's good for the community? It's not. I just had the vision last year and have been carrying the torch. The diversity and different methods, attitudes, goals and people make for a diverse vibrant community that serves the community. That's all good.
But I've worked so hard, for what feels like often nothing, to get here. To this place where these events are even happening - I'm not the only one carrying the torch. I don't want them to be flash in the pans. I want them to be successful, sustainable - for each organizer/leader and the community. But for them to be sustainable, they must each hold on their own, and within the community. And I'd like to hope that all events contribute the building and visibility of the LA tech community.
Why do I even care? A couple years ago I only wanted to blow shit up, express myself and make my life the most awesome thing in the world. What's the difference now? (Maybe I've blown enough stuff up, expressed myself enough and have a dream life - and teach you too how to have a dream life.)
Because I see the need, and I have a bigger vision.
But let's get beyond the big vision and talk about today. I'm thinking about chucking my online branding with bonus enlightenment preso, for a guide on blowing things up in a fire or do-ocracy or how to get your heart's desire. Which is more interesting? Or should I cram all 4 into 1 sessions called the heathervescent show?