Published on Jul 4, 2019

Today was my last full day in work today. I have a half day tomorrow and I'm off on Friday. I'm headed to Brighton Ruby in, well, Brighton!

6 of us from work are going. We're heading down on a mid-afternoon train, hoping to arrive before 19:00. We'll be having "train beers", we're that team...

I've not really been a conference like this before. I want to get involved, but I'm not great at mingling. I think I'm pretty good at talking to people, but I'm not good at initiating the conversation. It's something I want to improve. Any tips?

We'll be staying at the Malmaison hotel, just under 2 miles from the venue. Staying over for just one night and heading home after the event. We still haven't really arranges what time we're going home. My guess is that we will miss the last train and be stranded over night (quiet sobbing).

I still plan to keep up with my goal of going on my MWF runs. A colleague has expressed they will go on a (slighty shorter) run with me before the event... in the morning (quiet sobbing). I should definitely do it. I want to. I just don't want to carry sweating gym clothes around all day...