Grand Meetup Flash Talk 2014

Part of working at Automattic includes getting every employee at the company in one place at the same time — We call these grand meetups.

Grand meetups are a great time to bond with co-workers, learn, get some interesting projects done, and do flash talks.

Flash talks have a maximum length of 4 minutes (at least from what I remember) and can be given over any topic. Since Hero is hard of hearing, I decided that I would give a crash course over how parents could communicate through sign with their babies.

A big thanks to all a12s for participating and making me feel welcome 🙂 :hugs:

2 thoughts on “Grand Meetup Flash Talk 2014”

  1. Just came across your blog. I also used sign language with my daughter in her early years. It is definitely worthwhile, even when your child is not hearing impaired. It brings a whole level of communication between you and your child. People do not realize how much children really understand at such a young age. They just don’t know how to verbalize it.

    1. Hey Ari,

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I think another thing that most don’t realize is that they don’t need to fully learn sign language. Just knowing maybe 10 signs and using those with a child will drastically improve communication.

      I like the phrase you used, “whole level of community between you and your child.” I definitely agree with that.

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