My 9-month-old's been sick all week with a cold, which started last Friday before Week 2 of class. Of course she proceeded to pass the cold to me, then her big sister. After that, right before he had to leave town for work, my husband started to feel sick.
For those who aren't parents, this means I haven't slept all week.
Then Wednesday came along, when one speaker canceled due to a mix-up with the date that resulted in a scheduling conflict, while another one fell through because of a last minute project. In addition, because I've been focusing primarily on running the pilot and not fundraising, I still didn't have a lunch sponsor for the week.
Yeah, I almost lost it on Wednesday.
But there's a happy ending to this sad story.
By Thursday night, after some intense scrambling, I managed to land 3 fantastic speakers and a lunch sponsor for this week. Whew! And with crisis averted, I even got to spend the day (Friday) at the first-ever Lesbians Who Tech Summit, an AH-mazing event for which we were an official partner. (Hey, we're official, y'all!)
So thank you, Ipsheeta Furtado (@ftwipsheeta), co-founder of FTW Group, for coming tomorrow to speak about UX/UI design, and for dragging Soo Moon (@SMoonTweets), UX consultant extraordinaire and co-founder of Dreamcatchr, with her!
Thank you also to Ina Yosun Chang (@Yosun) for coming to do a Google Glass demo for us! Most of us aren't cool enough to have seen one up close, so we're super stoked about your visit and look forward to learning about the apps you're developing for it.
And a special shout-out goes out to the Tech Lady Mafia for saving my a**. I sent out an S.O.S. email early Wednesday afternoon and got responses from Ipsheeta and Ina by Wednesday evening. What an incredible network of talented and generous technologists!
Lastly, thank you to my friend Christina Yang, owner of Taqueria Dos Amigos in San Francisco, for donating lunch to us this week. (Tacos, baby, tacos.) She'd already done her part by sponsoring lunch at our launch event, so this is just above and beyond. Thank you for always having my back, sis, and for letting me come back to this well again.