In West Philadelphia, born and raised…

As you may know, I work for the American Diabetes Association – part of the Digital Marketing team. Nothing new there.

I’ll be attended the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA this (and part of next) week. Depending on how closely you follow my shenanigans, that might be news for you. I’m looking forward to another year of observing some of the brightest minds in diabetes try to find the appropriate session room for whatever speaker or topic they are interested in. And I’m looking forward to being part of the staff whose job it is to help these fine minds find said rooms.

This upcoming trip means a couple of things that you should bear in mind, my eager-readers.

Blog posts will be even more remote and abstract than they tend to be when I’m on a regular sleep schedule. I’ll put something up every week day, but don’t expect award winning prose. Honestly, if you’ve been coming here expecting anything close to that, you’ve got problems.

I’ll be tweeting, frequently, from the Convention Center. Tweets that are Sci-Sessions related will be tagged with #ada2012.. I encourage you to follow that hashtag for all kinds of awesome but please remember that my tweets do not, nor have they ever reflected the views and opinions of my employer (Big Red). I’m there as staff, but it’s my personal twitter account and all tweets should be interpreted as such. If you want more official tweets, the Association’s Twitter account is a great place to start.

In addition to the tweets, I’ll be taking advantage of my latest social media obsession, Instagram. Follow me over there at @iam_spartacus as I’ll probably be posting plenty of extra pictures of the Convention Center and Philadelphia over there. I try not to over Instragram (because that’s a verb now) my other networks but as I’m always taking pictures of things…they need to live somewhere.

If you’re going to be at the conference or in the area please hit me up. I may not respond immediately and I may be too busy to chat if I see you in the halls – trust, it’s me, not you – but I will always offer a fist bump when the opportunity presents itself.

Please remember standard protocol is to explode said fist bump upon reception.

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