Can't we all just get along? (And not only that, connect and network and mentor each other?) That was the sentiment expressed by what seemed like an under-represented group of BlogHers.
I'm talking about the geeks. (Hmmm? Forgot about us?) :D
The highlight of the entire BlogHer Conference for me was the Deeply Geeky session -- and I'm not just saying that because I was on the panel. This was a session full of passion and insight, and I really feel like people walked into the room as individuals, but walked out with a sense of, if not solidarity, than connectedness. We are not alone.
"How many of you consider yourselves geeks?" Nearly everyone's hands go up.
"How many of you are self-taught?" Again, nearly everyone raises a hand.
"How many of you were mentored?" Five, maybe ten hands, out of a room of, what, 70 or 80 women.