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
  2. I've been working with the web professionally for ten 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. But I 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.
  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. Three years
    2. Two webhosts
    3. Nothing done
  5. But This Was Going To Be The Year. Really.
    1. Finally got a web host I liked (pair.com FTW!)
    2. Sketched out ideas
    3. Less about freelancing, more about telling people who I am and what I can do
  6. Then I got sick
    1. Sinus infection
    2. Cold
    3. Sinus infection
    4. Really, really nasty cold
    5. Laryngitis
    6. Pneumonia
    7. Oh, and the sinus infection was still around
    8. I was on one of those antibiotics where the list of potential side effects is four pages long and includes things like
      1. Liver failure
      2. Kidney failure
      3. Boils
      4. Tendon ruptures
      5. Death
      6. And oh, dizziness
  7. So, it never really got done.
    1. Yup, I'm a failure.
    2. But I'll keep knocking at it until it is.
  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. Which I decided to go to this year instead of some other conferences because it's in town
    2. I mean, honestly, never underestimate the value of sleeping in your own bed
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. And there are a couple other ways to contact me
    1. Flickr
    2. Facebook
    3. FriendFeed
  14. And yes, I'm part of the No News Is Bad News project
    1. Event #1 was a success
    2. Event #2 was OK
    3. Event #3 isn't being done by me but by awesome local web geeks -- GonzoCamp
  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