I mentioned already, didn’t I, that it’s a good year for blogging conferences? And I did seriously consider writing a single, multi-purpose “meet and greet” post so that anyone I may meet up with at any of the conferences this year would know a little about me. But then I reconsidered, and decided that each conference is going to be a big enough event in its own right that each one should have its own meet and greet. (I reserve the right to use the same photo though…)
Cybher is being held in London on the 12th May, and its organisers are describing it as the first all inclusive female blogger event of its kind in the UK. I’m looking forward to it because the combination of focus on blogging and geek-stuff will be perfect for me I think! So if you’re going along I hope I’ll get the chance to say “hi”, and here’s a little about me so you can get to know me before the event:
Name: Ruth Arnold
Height: about 5’6″ I think
Hair: shoulder length, ginger and curly. The colour and curl are both natural by the way, although I harbour a secret desire to try enhancing the colour with henna at some point…
Five things you should know about me:
- I met my husband online, in the days before the Internet existed as we know it today. We “chatted” for hours over the University network system before meeting in person.
- I didn’t want kids until I was in my thirties.
- I was a Microsoft Certified System Engineer in the days of Windows NT4
- I appeared (briefly) in an episode of “Songs of Praise” when I was little. It was a special edition that featured my Dad’s jazz band, and the film crew filmed him driving me to school. This was wrong because (a) he never took me to school and (b) I lived within walking distance of school! So for the benefit of the cameras we just drove the car around the block instead!
- I’ve eaten a meal with the late, great Humphrey Lyttleton. I talked about this in one of my recent audio blogs – you can hear it here.
Are you going to CybHer? Please say hi, and head on over to Sian’s blog to see all the other lovely people who are going.