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Hello world! (yes, I had to) Tiffany Broadbent Beker here. I've been in the web/digital/technology space for over 16 years, higher ed for 12. I'm director of digital marketing at William & Mary in Virginia. I'm a relatively new fan of D&D, and longtime fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, cooking, eating tasty food and enjoying tasty beverages wherever they can be found around the world. Looking forward to exploring this new realm.

As a followup from my "I'm not at Food52 anymore" post, I spent some time over the weekend putting down my thoughts on what kind of role and more importantly what kind of company I am looking to find.

This includes links to my resume and other such administrivia as well as bonus content linking to great articles by Angela Riggs and the every popular @mipsytipsy


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As part of my last welcome speech as president of last week at the Winter 2023 conference at JMU, I encouraged attendees to “stop, reflect and learn” and, completely unplanned, our keynote speaker Matt Weber from UVA shared a similar message of “pause, reflect, do”. I’ll take it as serendipity that we both had the same idea, and am taking the message to heart by devoting some time to write out a few reflections and lessons learned from my time so far with CCA.

I am sad to say that I am no longer working at Food52 and am starting my search for a new role. My search is early but I know what drives me.

Simply put, solving technical problems and working with others to see them succeed is what brings me joy.

I am likely looking for a Principal/Staff level IC role at a company whose mission I can get behind. Remote-only. My recent experience is with Ruby on Rails, but I love learning new technology.

Any leads are appreciated!

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Remember the sound of an old slide projector? A chewing gum machine? A coffee mill?

#ConserveTheSound puts together a virtual audio #museum of (almost) lost everyday #sound:

There’s snow on the ground where I am, reminded me of this flipbook I made into a GIF when I was a teenager.

#snowman #snowmen #animation

Has anyone seen if MachinePix from the other site has made its way over?

He's a vivacious extravagent angel
She's a suave Buddhist museum curator
They fight crime!

“.. the omission of Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved chef, James Hemings, who was the mastermind behind many of America’s favorite dishes including macaroni and cheese. His erasure is part of a theme that’s permeated written history itself.”

📝 by Joseph Lamour

#food #history #slavery

This is one of my favorite pictures. It feels like it was taken yesterday… but it was taken in a Paris public garden nearly a hundred years ago. Everything feels modern: the composition, the casualness, the daring clothes, haircuts, and accessories.

The colors are original: this is an #autochrome, using the first process for color #photography invented by the Lumière brothers in 1903.

The women are unknown, but I can't help wondering how they fared a few years later in nazi-occupied Paris.

2022 gift jam making complete! 540 ounces of strawberry jam (8 batches), 4 hours, one amazing teacher (my mom). Even after seven years of making jam I’m still learning new tricks. Happy holidays everyone!

Spending most of the day doing meal prep. Cubed up and dried out I made yesterday for stuffing, made pie dough (all-butter crust all the way), giblet stock…and roasted tomatoes to use for pasta later in the week to clean out the fridge a bit to make space.

Making pies (pumpkin and apple), plus NYT lemon cranberry bars, is likely on the docket after my folks arrive.

I love spending the day making tasty food for folks I love. One of my very fav parts of the holidays.

I’ve always enjoyed well designed manhole covers. Some cities have pretty plain ones, but others take the time and energy to make them pretty. It is nice to see art making a difference in purely practical items. #photography #cities

I was on the verge of really gearing up for getting back into the discussion space after the HighEdWeb conference in October, hoping between here (and possibly LinkedIn) that those discussions and awesome bits of learning can still happen.

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