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📰 Event News! Emoji Ask Me Anything 🎷🐛
Why so many clock emoji 🕛🕧🕐🕑🕝🕒🕞🕓🕟🕔🕠🕕🕡🕖🕢🕗🕣🕘🕤🕙🕥🕚🕦? How much does design really matter ✍️? Can we get an emoji of my favorite animal 🛐? What even is unicode 🔡?
I miss using conferences as an excuse to travel ✈️ and meet new people 🌍. I miss the random chats afterwards 🥰 (often better than whatever I presented on stage 🥱🤫). I miss learning about how people use emoji 🤸🕳️, what their most loved and hated ones are 💩, assuring folks they are using emoji correctly ✅, and feeling energized from this swirl of activity 🤠.
With conference travel unlikely to happen anytime soon 😥, I'm gonna try something new ✨. Next week, I'm participating in a virtual AMA 💭💬🗯️ (hosted by Quartz reporter 📰 Anne Quito!) about how the Unicode Technical Committee 🛠️ reconciles the rapid transient nature of digital communication 🚀 with the formal methodical process of a standards body like Unicode 🏗️.
Come, register 🥰👉👈, say hi 👋, and ask if it's ok to use 🙏 as a high five or where emoji come from 🐦🐝 (Once you confirm your attendance you can submit your burning🔥 questions.)
DATE: Wednesday, July 13th
TIME: 9:00am California/12:00pm New York/16:00 UTC [~45 minutes]
WHERE: Online - session details to come before the event
HOW TO REGISTER: fill out this form
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