Category Archives: Presentations

How to Suck at Conference Talks

Justin Searls pinged me on Twitter asking if I had anything to add to his advice on building and presenting conference talks. First off, go read his article. He’s clearly put more thought into this stuff than I have. It … Continue reading

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Code to Joy

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 … Continue reading

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Building Gems that Don’t Suck – Hashrocket Lunch&Learn Video

Here’s the video of the other lunch&learn mini-talk I did while visiting Hashrocket. The topic is building and packaging Ruby libraries. Caution: may contain Tom Selleck.

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Making Little Classes out of Big Ones (video)

I recently visited the Hashrocket offices in Jacksonville, and while I was there I did a Lunch & Learn talk on the topic of of breaking down too-big classes into smaller pieces. In it I went over pros and cons … Continue reading

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Contest: Your reply to NoneSuch

Folks seem to have gotten a kick out of NoneSuch. I thought it was particularly cool how many people opted to play along. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m giving a talk at the upcoming Day Camp 4 … Continue reading

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I’m Speaking at Day Camp 4 Developers

Those who read me regularly probably know that my other passion, apart from writing great code, is building strong geographically dispersed teams. Well, today I’m very happy to announce that I’m going to be speaking on that topic at the … Continue reading

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Writing Open Source software that people will actually use

I gave this presentation at the 2010 Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC). Someone suggested I write about Open Source software being used for dispersed team collaboration based on my interviews for Wide Teams, and my knee-jerk reaction was “nobody … Continue reading

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Confident Code at B’More on Rails

Here’s video of the talk I did at B’More on Rails January 12, 2010. If I seem nervous, it’s because it’s the first time I’ve done something like this. The two things I will try to remember for future talks … Continue reading

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