Fluffy, I’m curious if you have time to do us all the kindness to deliver a 15-20 minute keynote on the topic of your choosing for the upcoming IndieWebCamp East 2020 on Saturday, November 14, 2020 some time between 10 and 11 am Eastern? Given the online nature of the camp it will take place via Zoom to an international audience and, as usual, will be recorded for posterity.

I’m sure everyone would love to hear your thoughts and perspective about the space.

If you have any questions or special needs relating to logistics, please let us know. You can always reach me via my site, email, phone (in my h-card), or any of the IWC channels.

I look forward to your thoughts, and I’m excited to see what you might come up with for the day.



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OK   and , I have an official announcement.

John @whiskeydragon1 and I are getting married on June 19 2021.

There’ll be something virtual for those who can’t make it, and we’re still trying to figure out accessible wedding invitations because there is no way I am having a wedding that some of my friends can’t participate in.

We’re in the initial stages of planning, so we don’t have every detail worked out yet. But I am so happy and excited.

Best wishes Amanda! That’s great news!
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Brid.gy can handle that for you.
Watched Breaking the language barrier | Tim Doner | TEDxTeen 2014 from YouTube

Tim Doner is a senior at the Dalton School in New York City who has studied over 20 languages. His interest started at the age of 13, after several years of French and Latin, when he began learning Hebrew and soon moved on to more obscure tongues such as Pashto, Ojibwe and Swahili. As he describes it, his goal is not to achieve fluency in each, but rather to learn about foreign history and culture through the medium of language. He spends much of his time perfecting his linguistic skills in different neighborhoods around the city, and to date his Youtube channel has received over 3 million hits. Tim has been interviewed (in English, Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi, among others) for media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, The Today Show, Reuters and The Economist. He is starting his freshman year at Harvard next year and plans to study linguistics.

A nice hook to pull one into some of the reasons why one would want to pick up languages as well as how to do so.

8:44 method of loci (locorum)

10:02 Learning words in groups based on related sounds.

11:22 Why learn languages? Some useful motivation here.

Language represents a world cultural view. This is particularly poignant because a language (and its methods of thinking, viewing the world, and usually lots of associated culture) disappears from the world every two weeks.