Those of you who have children will laugh at me now, but I have to say that I don't function properly on a mere 4 hours of interrupted sleep. Which is something close to what I got yesterday. I spent every minute of them dreaming of filling my shitty, noisy neighbours apartment with concrete, with him and his loud speaking friends strapped inside. As I woke up, more dead than alive, I made sure to position my radio facing the bedroom wall before climbing into the shower. I don't need to be the bigger person all the time, sometimes it is liberating to give in to these tiny pleasures.
I made it to the Geek Girl Meetup IT un-conference in time for lunch, and took a seat next to a group of cool Swedes from every corner of the internet. I snug you some cropped-to-the-point shots of the all-female universe. In a way it is surprising that I was surprised how the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming. But then it is not often that you enter a room of 150 women, and feel like you can walk up to any one of them and start a conversation. It may actually be a first for me. But definitely not last.
Camille with the swan tattoo.
Are you a blogger too? I asked. No, I am the web editor for the Swedish National Radio.
Shadow of Camilla Ley Valentin, a tiny ass-kicking woman offering a great motivational speech. She made an interesting observation: despite our capabilities and the low start up cost of working in the IT business, only a microscopic percentage of Danish women do. Which does not make sense, because women are using the internet at least as much as men, leaving a huge unexplored market right there for the taking.
And La Glace heard I was stopping by...
Handrolled licquorice made on the worlds smallest liquorice factory right here in Denmark (you know I am a sucker for locally produced goods of a high quality, so we definitely have to get back to the liquorice man at a later point!). Golden chocolate covered sweet liquorice, yes, women have balls too!
But you already knew that. :-)