I’ve been thinking a lot about how much using a password manager has made my online life easier and less frustrating, and of course more secure. I have a lot of friends who don’t use password managers and I hear them complaining, watch them pull out ragged paper lists, and I know they’re not using good passwords. I got it in my head that it would be fun to invite a bunch of my girlfriends over to something I would call Password Playdate. I’d name it that to make them think it would be fun. I would also have to supply wine to get them to come. My idea was to try and convince them to use a password manager, and maybe even to teach them how to set it up right then and there.
I’ve been noodling the idea for a couple of months now but haven’t taken action on it. When I was in India, I got an email from a guy representing a local user group asking if I’d come talk to them again. In a weak moment (probably from lack of gin) I said yes. He left the field open to me so I decided it was time to figure out how to actually create Password Playdate.