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Happy Solstice, everyone! I've had my windows open several times this week, which is a rare treat in San Francisco. I hope everyone else has had an enjoyable and productive week as well.

I don't know about you, but I'm simultaneously in disbelief that July starts on Monday and also in the throes of planning my fall schedule. As the weeks start to fill up, I'm having to be more deliberate about prioritizing tasks and making sure that the work that I'm doing is not only urgent but important. My travel schedule is starting to come together for the fall as well and I'm hoping to run into some of you while on the road! Here's my current list:

  • OSCON - July 15-18; Portland, OR. Use discount code FRIEND to get 20% off your ticket!
  • Abstractions - August 21-23; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • CMX Summit - Sept 5-6; Redwood City, CA. Use discount code join-me-at-summit for 10% off registration!

Feel free to reach out if you'd like to meet up in person and I'd love to hear about the additional events you'll be at as I finish fleshing out my calendar.

One last tidbit for this issue: I'm working on a new blogpost and would love to hear more about your pre-DevRel background. I have a journalism background and I know that it gives me a unique perspective when it comes to Developer Relations -- I'm always on the lookout for an interesting story or a problem to solve and I love being able to tell a story in a way that helps other people understand a situation that's outside of their experience. How does your background influence your work? Shoot me an email or keep an eye out for a tweet to reply to in the next few days.

Mary (@mary_grace)
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p.s. Thanks to our new sponsor, IBM Developer for their support! They'll be rolling out interviews with their Developer Advocates over the next few weeks, giving us a glimpse into DevRel life at IBM. Take a look at the first interview below and stay tuned for more interesting stories soon.

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