Content warning: massive kudos.
Also, this post is in no way a complete list of amazing people, and will probably be updated in the future.
Speaker tip: if you follow the right people on Twitter, they point you to interesting things that you can turn into bits for a talk.— Katie McLaughlin (@glasnt) February 26, 2016
Like all good tweet storms, I need to use a free-form blog with less character restrictions to explain myself better.
I follow some amazing people on Twitter; people I’ve met in person, or accounts that are of interest to me.
As with not directly referencing wikipedia, the resources I’m linked to via Twitter are the stem of, or the direct source, of information I use in presentations. But during presentations I don’t often acknowledge the people who send me off on these tangents, so here’s that blog post.
FakeUnicode is a highly recommended parody/information account. I often have to put this account on mute just based on the sheer amount of distraction it produces, but there’s so many little bits for my Emoji talk that has come from references stemmed from tweets from this account, it deserves a mention.
Also, Tom Scott has done a heap of work relating to emoji, including making an emoji-only network. Highly recommended viewing is his talk with Matt Gray from Electromagnetic Field about the technical challenges of a cross-mobile-platform emoji-based application.
So many in this category. It’s amazing to see ‘regular’ developers proactively discussing security, and sharing quips about the latest OpenSSL patch (March 1 2016, yo) that help share the information and bring humour to the situation.
Can’t miss this one! There are so many incredible community leaders that I follow, who I’ve learnt from, and who’ve apparently learnt from me (which is fantastic and humbling to hear) that they need more than just a blogpost shoutout.
The horrible enablers
I follow some amazing people who make conferences happen. They are also awful people who will encourage and enable anyone who has even an inkling of presenting and turning them into a speaker.
I follow too many people, and so the flag at the top of this page is a note to say that I probably have forgotten someone, so this page will be updated to add more. If you’re not listed on here, I still think you’re incredible.
If you’re been listed in here and you feel that it’s in error, please let me know, and I can reaffirm to you how awesome you are, if required :)
 It’s really annoying when I’m looking for cat pictures or a break from writing to find yet more to write about, but it’s a helpful reminder not to skive off :P
 Apart from when I use quotes via tweets directly as material.
 She has a twitter account now! No more