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+layout: post
+title: This Year
+---
+
+So I basically stopped blogging this year, more or less since I started
+working for [GitHub](http://github.com). I've been busy, what can I say? I
+wrote a technical book through APress publishing called [Pro
+Git](http://progit.org), I've traveled all over the world speaking at dozens
+of conferences on Git and GitHub, and my wife had our first child, Josephine.
+
+I think writing the book is what really killed the blogging. I was writing for
+hours every day or two, then spending hours each day the next week reading
+over comments telling me how I was both technically wrong and generally bad at
+writing in English. Sitting down and writing a blog post wasn't really what I
+wanted to do after that.
+
+Travel-wise it's been a pretty amazing year. According to
+[Tripit](http://tripit.com/people/schacon), I've traveled 74,360 mi to 31
+cities in 11 countries over the course of 80 days this year. That's almost a
+quarter of the year on the road. This year alone I've been to Shanghai, Tokyo,
+Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Berlin (twice), Poznan, Stockholm, Oslo, London (twice),
+Barcelona, Madrid, plus San Diego, Boston, Vegas, Chicago, New York, Virginia
+and Honolulu.
+
+Physically I've changed kind of a lot, too. I got more or less in shape again
+this year, mostly due to a simple routine of running and the [hundred
+pushups](http://hundredpushups.com/) program. Though I haven't quite yet made
+it all the way to 100 pushups in a row, I can now do about 70 or 80, which is
+pretty cool. I also lost about 30 pounds this year, from a high of about 195
+when my baby was born to about 165 now.
+
+Finally, there is Josephine. When the year started, Jessica was a couple
+months pregnant and now we have a little 5 month old baby girl. I was never
+really a fan of all the "it changes your whole life" comments, but it really
+does. It is by far the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me.
+She even has a little passport already and has traveled to Hawaii and Spain
+with us.
+
+Overall, this has been one of the most amazing years of my life, and I'm
+really quite sad that I didn't write more during it. I will definitely try
+to reverse that trend over the coming year as I have more amazing trips
+coming up (for example, Australia, New Zealand, Paris, Ireland just in the
+next few months), and there will be no shortage of baby stories and GitHub
+amazingness.
+
+Looking forward to this year, everybody. Skál!
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+title: Scott Chacons Talks
+layout: master
+---
+
+h2. Upcoming Conference Talks
+
+<table width="100%">
+ <tr>
+ <th>When</th>
+ <th>Conference</th>
+ <th>Where</th>
+ <th>Talk Title</th>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Feb 2010</td>
+ <td>Symfony Live</td>
+ <td>Paris, FR</td>
+ <td>Introduction to Git</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Feb 2010</td>
+ <td>PyCon</td>
+ <td>Atlanta, GA</td>
+ <td>Git and Hg</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>April 2010</td>
+ <td>Palmetto OSS Conference</td>
+ <td>Columbia, SC</td>
+ <td>Git and GitHub</td>
+ </tr>
+</table><br/>
+
+h2. Conference Talks I've Given
+
+<table width="100%">
+ <tr>
+ <th>When</th>
+ <th>Conference</th>
+ <th>Where</th>
+ <th>Talk Title</th>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Jan 2010</td>
+ <td>LinuxConf.au</td>
+ <td>Wellington, NZ</td>
+ <td>Wrangling Git</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Nov 2009</td>
+ <td>Conferencia Rails</td>
+ <td>Madrid, Spain</td>
+ <td>La Diferencia Git</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Nov 2009</td>
+ <td>Erlang User Conference</td>
+ <td>Stockholm, Sweden</td>
+ <td>Git Talk Intro</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Oct 2009</td>
+ <td>Kung Fu Rails</td>
+ <td>Shanghai, China</td>
+ <td>Intro to Git and GitHub</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Oct 2009</td>
+ <td>Aloha on Rails</td>
+ <td>Honolulu, Hawaii</td>
+ <td>The Birth of Git and Hg</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>July 2009</td>
+ <td>OSCON</td>
+ <td>San Jose, CA</td>
+ <td>3-hour Git Tutorial</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>July 2009</td>
+ <td>RubyKaigi</td>
+ <td>Tokyo, Japan</td>
+ <td>Intro to Git and GitHub</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>May 2009</td>
+ <td>RailsConf</td>
+ <td>Las Vegas, NV</td>
+ <td>Smacking Git Around</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Mar 2009</td>
+ <td>Scotland on Rails</td>
+ <td>Edinburgh, Scotland</td>
+ <td>A Smattering of Git</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Mar 2009</td>
+ <td>ApacheConf BarCamp</td>
+ <td>Amsterdam, NL</td>
+ <td>Introduction to Git</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>Nov 2008</td>
+ <td>RubyConf</td>
+ <td>Orlando, FL</td>
+ <td>Git from Ruby</td>
+ </tr>
+
+ <tr>
+ <td>June 2008</td>
+ <td>RailsConf</td>
+ <td>Portland, OR</td>
+ <td>Getting Git</td>
+ </tr>
+
+</table>
+
+Tech Talks : The Guardian, SAP, Loopt, Digg, Yahoo, LinkedIn, EA, Google, Pivotal Labs

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