Pragmatism in the real world

Introducing yourself at a conference

At conferences, I really like to meet people that I know online, but haven’t met in person before.

The big problem for me is that I have trouble connecting the dots, so if we end up talking, please mention where I might know you from.

For example: “Hi, I’m Sue. You might know me as fiddlesticks on the zftalk channel on freenode” and I’ll be able to place you correctly and may even remember you the next time I see you!

Also, it’s not unusual for me to forget your name until I’ve met you a few times :) This is obviously my problem, not yours and I’m learning to get over my embarrassment about having to ask you your name even though we’ve met before or that you only told me 5 minutes ago!