Julie Cameron

Web developer, yogi, beer & wine consumer, pet lover, Beyoncé fan.

Creating space for new opportunities

GDI Ann Arbor Chapter Leaders & Organizers at the 2-Year Anniversary Party
Girl Develop It Ann Arbor Chapter Leaders and Organizers
at the 2-Year Anniversary Fundraiser

There’s a tendency to begin posts like this with the phrase, “with a heavy heart,” but to start out that way today wouldn’t be the truth. My heart is not heavy, but rather light, and open, and inviting, and free.

And so it is with a light heart, that today I must announce my stepping down as Chapter Leader of Girl Develop It Ann Arbor. My heart is not light because I am free of some burden or struggle, but instead because of the excitement that I have for the future of the chapter and it’s members, as well as the exhilaration that comes with the prospect of new opportunities and endeavors.

My career, my hobbies, and my interests are steering me down new paths and in my heart I know that space must be created for these new paths and their destinations to be fully revealed.

It has been a pleasure and an honor building up this chapter along with my fellow leaders – Ronda, Emily, and Sara – and all of our dedicated organizers and volunteers. I couldn’t be prouder of all that we’ve accomplished, the lives we’ve impacted, and the community that we’ve grown through many hours, and years, of hard work.

I am SO excited to see ALL of you – leaders, organizers, volunteers, and members – continue to grow and evolve with the chapter. And have no worries, this isn’t goodbye forever! I still plan on remaining involved as an instructor and volunteer, and as a member and advocate.

So finally, let me say thank you. Thank you to all who helped bring this dream that Ronda and I had almost three years ago to life and to success. GDIA2 has surpassed all of our grandest wishes and expectations, and is something I will forever consider as one of my greatest accomplishments.

So, I ❤️  you all. I ❤️  GDI. Keep on kicking ass! And I’ll see you around soon…

I just spoke for 18 hours over the course of 7 days.

Wow. So, last week was CodeMash – every MidWesterners favorite tech conference. Back in the fall, I submitted 4 talks to the CFP. Much to my surprise, they accepted 3 of them – an 8-hour “Precompiler” workshop, and 2 1-hour talks. Well, IMHO, I kicked ass in all three of them – especially my new […]

2014 : A Year of Professional Focus

Well, it’s the first day of 2015 and that means it’s time to reflect on the last year and set some goals for the new one! 2014 was a year of significant professional growth for me. It was a lot of hard work, maybe more than I wanted to bear at some points, but I’m […]

OOCSS & Modular CSS Lightening Talk

Last month, I was invited to give a lightening talk for our local JavaScript meetup group, SEM.js, at their 1-year anniversary celebration. They wanted to switch things up a bit, so the topics were on a wide range of things mostly unrelated to JavaScript. They asked me to discuss OOCSS. And so, in under 8 […]