I know this is a small blog and the audience is very limited. I don’t really go to programing conferences so my chances of meeting people that might read my blog are very slim, or so I thought.
Roll back to July 2014.
I was attending the Kodak DP2 Users conference, a 3 day long event full of learning, food, drinking, food, games and did I mention food? Kodak’s DP2 production software relies heavily in KPL a proprietary langueage, I have written quite a lot of code in KPL and written a few posts because there is nothing out there, and I really mean NOTHING. since there are not that many PKL developers I never thought I had an audience.
So this time around I meet a gentleman that introduced himself, and starts asking me if I am the one writing about software sales. At first I am confused, then I realized that was the last post I made before the conference. We talked for a little bit and went separate ways. That right there was fantastic. If that was all that happened in that conference I would have been a happy camper but there was more.
As the conference continued, me and a coworker started hanging out with people from other labs. They are fantastic people that know their stuff. As drinks poured in and stories were being told I start telling them about my earlier encounter. As it turns out some of the people that I was hanging out with had also read my blog. No one connected the dots (carlos-roque.com is my name 😛 ) so we had a good laugh and I hope good relationships were forged from that moment.
It was pretty amazing meeting some of the people that had read my blog. I would not call them my readers because I am sure they only read the three articles about KPL I have written. Nonetheless it was still a pretty amazing experience. Meeting them has inspired me to write more KPL articles and just write more in general.