Notes I took/tweeted and some of my favorite live-tweets by others during his presentation follow.
On getting into work on the web:
On working with clients:
On navigating the workplace:
Also: first impressions last! He says switch jobs or divisions within a company when you think you should be promoted but haven’t been. Once people see you as a certain thing (like an assistant), they might struggle to re-imagine you as a person with a different (higher up) position.
On getting involved in the community:
He recommends going to meetups to hang out with people in similar careers/with similar interests. He says even if you don’t talk the first few times… You will eventually! (Most people don’t open up right away, and that’s okay.)
On the importance of blogging:
“Everyone in this room start blogging.” He says it helps you get your ideas out & be more confident in talking about your work and your understanding of things. (I agree & recommend WordPress.com!)
And one last bit of advice:
More notes on other sessions soon. I’ll link them all in a list on this page.