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Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

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Leading Design San Francisco 2023

My upcoming appearance at An Event Apart next week to talk about declarative design isn’t the only upcoming trip to San Francisco in my calendar.

Two months from today I’ll be back in San Francisco for Leading Design. It’s on February 7th and 8th.

This event is long overdue. We’ve never had Leading Design in San Francisco before, but we were all set to go ahead with the inaugural SF gathering …in March 2020. We all know what happened next.

So this event will be three years in the making.

Rebacca is doing amazing work, as usual, putting together a fantastic line-up of speakers:

They’ll be sharing their insights, their stories and their ideas — as well as some of their pain from past challenges. It’s all designed to help you navigate your own leadership journey.

I’ll be there to MC the event, which is a great honour for me. And I reckon I’ll be up to the challenge, having just done the double whammy of hosting Leading Design London and Clarity back-to-back.

I would love to see you in San Francisco! If you’ve attended a Leading Design event before, then you know how transformational it can be. If you haven’t, then now is your chance.

Early bird tickets are still available until mid December, so if you’re thinking about coming, I suggest making that decision now.

If you know anyone in the bay area who’s in a design leadership position, be sure to tell them about Leading Design San Francisco—they don’t want to miss this!

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

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Whoops! Sorry about that—should be fixed now. Thanks for the heads-up!

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Checked in at Dover Castle. Monday night session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Dover Castle. Monday night session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

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You betcha! How about you? Got a banjo that travels well?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Beach, sea and sky. Clouds reflected on the wet sandy beach. Jessica in front of the waves at sunset. Sand and surf under cloudy skies.

Saint Augustine Beach, mid November.

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Flattery will get you everywhere, Tejas! 😚

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Yeah, I picked mine up from the man himself when I was in Braga, Portugal a few years back. I use it as my travel mandolin and I’m impressed with the sound given its affordable price!

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Yay! 🎉

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Going to Saint Augustine. brb

It was an honour and a privilege to MC the in-person portion of #Clarity2022—I had a blast!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Kim and Jessica in a hall filled with airplanes from World War Two. A selfie of me, Kim and Jessica with planes in the background.

Got a sneaky tour of the National WWII Museum from our old friend Kim who’s a senior curator there!

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

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You’re quite right!


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Two men and one woman all dressed in black on stage behind a podium that reads Leading Design London.

Getting ready to introduce the next trio of designers at #LDconf.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

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The Imperial Radch series by @Ann_Leckie and the Teixcalaan series by @ArkadyMartine are both excellent. Oh, and the Machineries of Empire series by @DeuceOfGears. All good galaxy-spanning space opera.

Friday, October 28th, 2022

If you watch this video at 0.5 playback speed, it sounds like an angry drunk hobo slurring his speech has wandered onto the stage—so much better that way:


Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. Monthly session in The Nelson 🎶 map

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. Monthly session in The Nelson 🎶