Hi, I’m Wirefall (@DHAhole) and my clients have been paying me to compromise them since 1995. I’ve been on television, radio, and a number of podcasts. I’ve been featured in books and magazines. I founded the Dallas Hackers Association (@Dallas_Hackers), one of the most successful groups of its kind, and I’ve presented numerous times in front of audiences from a handful of people to thousands across the globe. To this day, though, I still fight imposter syndrome and am absolutely terrified each and every time I take the stage. Given that level of discomfort, why would I continue to do what I do? Because I want to make a difference! No, I am not the most qualified, nor am I the most capable, but I am willing to make the effort. I believe that greatness is mostly about showing up. It is lighting fires and then fanning the flames for others. It is being a catalyst! I won’t lie, it would be nice to be a footnote in history, but only if that history is worth being proud of. Be the change you wish to see in the world!
March 10th, 2020 | 31 mins 25 secs
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Ell and Wes sit down with Wirefall, founder of the Dallas Hackers Association, to talk about the struggles and rewards of community building, why moving with the times is key, and how to foster an inclusive community meetup that still feels like a family gathering.