I’m at OSCON, which is really fun (and exhausting).
Last night, when my company’s venture capitalist found out I had MongoDB stickers, he asked me to put them on the tables scattered around the conference area, where everyone sat to talk and surf the web.
For some reason, doing so made me feel like a total tool, but this morning, I sucked it up and put a little pile on each table. As I was walking away from one table, a guy sitting there loudly said, “I bet she doesn’t even know what ‘Mongo’ is from.” Jerk. What geek isn’t a Mel Brooks fan? Even if I hadn’t seen Blazing Saddles, I work on the freakin project.
When I put the last pile down on the table at which I was eating breakfast, the guy sitting next to me immediately picked one up and stuck it on his laptop.
“Do you use MongoDB?” I asked, surprised at the chances, but gratified.
“No, I’ve never heard of it, but it’s a lot nicer than the HP logo.”
So, good job Jason! (The graphic designer for MongoDB.) I mean, not only with the spiffy business cards and stickers, but he actually made our Confluence wiki pretty, which is no mean feat.