I spent my weekend immersed in the geeky frenzy known as FullCodePress. SitePoint were an official sponsor of the event so I was a member of the judging panel. It was a fantastic weekend and the quality of the sites that were produced under duress was phenomenal, not to mention inspiring. It did make me feel slightly sad about the fact that I’m no longer in the development game. But only slightly. And only for a few seconds. After all, there’s nothing like community…

On the subject of community, there is just one more day left for voting in our Official SitePoint T-shirt Competition, so if you care what you wear, make sure you get on over and have your say now. I am finding the results somewhat surprising. The current front runner is a bit of a dark horse. I have to admit, my favourite doesn’t look like it has a hope in hell of winning, but with the number of people that have said that they don’t think it would look good on a woman, it’s probably just as well.

And because I’m all about the community, I’m pleased to see that our community book project is proving to be a popular idea. If you like to write and know your stuff when it comes to any particular aspect of web development, then make sure you sign up. There are still a few weeks in which to put your name down and then you’ll have three months to get in your draft.

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We have a special new project up our sleeve for our Facebook fans, so if you want to make your mark on our fan page, make sure you keep an eye out for more details. But that’s all I’m saying for now.

And I think that’s about it – it’s a short one from me today because I’m still recovering from the weekend.

Hot Topics This Week
With our latest book Photography for the Web about to be released, I thought I’d celebrate by drawing your attention to a thread that I quite like in the Photography forum. June is all about Juxtaposition.

There is an interesting thread in the Graphics forum about how to make an Access GUI accessible.

A thread that caught my eye is this one about how much bosses get paid. You’ll find it in the Careers and Education forum.

In General Chat I’m interested to hear what job you would choose if you could do anything except what you currently do!

Feature image by Chris Roberts from Digital Precision

Formerly a developer in the corporate world, HAWK (known as Sarah by her mother) said goodbye to the code and succumbed to the lure of social media. Community Manager for the SitePoint network for several years now. If you're a member of our community you'll be familiar with ^hawk.

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