Your community is your network

In 2008, I was working at a job I really LOVED, but it was a small company and I had to admit, I wasn't really expanding my skills or developing in terms of my career. One of the things I did in my role was develop sites in Drupal and other CMSs. I was also lecturing part-time at third-level (an IT, teaching intro programming and digital tech), and I knew I loved teaching very much. Out of curiosity, I went to a Drupal event down in Galway even though I didn't think I was "hard core" enough to attend a real developer event.