Dylan Wilbanks

  1. Hi, I'm Dylan.
    1. If you can't already tell from the header at the top.
    2. Which you already did.
    3. Nevermind.
    4. Wait, have you read this already? Then here are some links you may be looking for:
      1. blog
      2. Twitter
      3. Flickr
      4. Portfolio
    5. Oh, and this is the 2012 version of this outline. The 2009 version is over here.
  2. I've been working with the web professionally for twelve years.
    1. At least I think I'm professional.
      1. I'm paid.
      2. And I do web stuff.
      3. And it's my main job duty.
    2. Whether my work is professional is another discussion entirely.
      1. And you can have it offline, with me.
      2. Preferably, though, without me. Because I'm a sensitive type who apologizes for finding a font tag in a ten year old page that's not even public anymore.
    3. I used to work at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
      1. The one in Seattle.
      2. Not the one in St. Louis.
      3. Or George Washington University
      4. Or Washington High School.
    4. And now I work at Apptio.
      1. Which you've never heard of.
      2. It's enterprise cloud service costing.
      3. Wait, don't run away!
  3. And this is my website.
    1. Not much here, is there?
    2. Yeah, there's a story behind it.
  4. I'm been working on moving my site into one centralized place.
    1. Six years
    2. Two webhosts
    3. Nothing done
  5. But This Was Going To Be The Year. Really.
    1. Third straight year of this would be the year.
    2. Seriously. This year.
  6. Then I got busy
    1. Work.
    2. Work.
    3. Work.
    4. Work.
    5. Work.
    6. Work.
    7. Work.
    8. And then when I got home, my routine went something like
      1. Stare at computer
      2. Stare at wall
      3. Find wall more stimulating
      4. Sleep
      5. Wake up and back to work, work, work, work....
  7. So, it never really got done.
    1. And let's be serious, it probably never will get done.
    2. Not until I break down and outsource it.
    3. And I won't, because This Will Be The Year and I Have Too Much Pride In My Work.
  8. You're probably reading this because you read my business card
    1. Nice, isn't it?
    2. It cost me serious money. So please like them.
  9. Or you saw me at SXSW
    1. Where I did a CORE CONVERSATION on the web and higher ed
    2. and said one unkind thing about faculty
    3. and all the faculty in the room just about killed me
    4. which I shrugged off until I had dinner with a SXSW worker who said, "Oh, I HEARD ABOUT YOUR TALK"
    5. Because news travels fast in Austin, apparently.
  10. And just possibly you met me at An Event Apart Seattle
    1. One of the three times I went in Seattle (2007, 2009, 2010)
    2. Never underestimate the value of sleeping in your own bed with conferences
  11. Or you saw me speak at Webvisions or HighEdWeb or BarCamp Seattle
    1. Have slide deck, will travel
    2. Tho, again, never underestimate your own bed and all that
  12. If you need to get a hold of me, I'm on Twitter: dylanw
    1. Really.
    2. I'm kind of addicted to it.
    3. Which is strange considering I thought Twitter was the stupidest idea ever at SXSW 07.
  13. And I have a blog
    1. I'm getting content there, don't worry, eventually, when I finally get time
    2. Sorry it's so spare, excuse the dust, I promise it's asbestos-free
  14. And there are a few other ways to contact me
    1. Flickr
    2. Facebook
    3. FriendFeed Whatever happened to that?
    4. Pinboard
  15. And hopefully a REAL site will rise here soon
    1. But don't bet on it
    2. No one has ever gone bankrupt betting against me