Here’s a little conference speaking tip: don’t introduce yourself. Nobody cares who you are or what you’ve done. At least, not yet. Don’t get me wrong. By the end of your mind-blowing talk, they will care. They will want to get to know you better. They will want to follow you on Twitter and Link you In and […]
(With apologies to Rumi) So you’re a young, eager software developer, going to your first big software conference. You’re excited! This is the one conference you have the budget for this year, so you want to make it count.
The first half of my conference-going year is starting to firm up, so I thought I’d briefly post about where you can find me this year, if you feel so inclined. So far it’s a light year for travel, but I’ll probably be adding a few more dates as the year advances. March 4-8: Tropical Ruby […]
The title is the first line of Justin Searls’ latest blog post. It also happens to be true of me, albeit by a very thin margin. That is, it’s been two years (I think) since I spoke as the result of a CFP. By the strict definition of his post–someone who is invited to speak […]
Video of my GoGaRuCo 2012 talk, “Code to Joy”, is now online thanks to the good folks at Confreaks. This talk is a random walk through some lesser-known parts of Ruby that make me happy. Speaking for myself, it was one of the most fun talks I’ve delivered. I hope you’ll enjoy watching it as […]