Here are a few talks I’ve worked on over the last few years. Some I’ve given at conferences, others I’m interested in speaking about in the future.

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Architecting a Post Mortem (Tutorial) – Velocity 2018 San Jose (2018-06-12)

Architecting a Post Mortem – SREcon Americas 2018 (2018-03-29)


Communal Learning, Continuous Development (short roundtable discussion following) – REA Symposium


Hitting the Turbo Button: Upgrading to PHP 7 at Etsy – PNWPHP 2016

Blame Awareness in Incident Investigation – SREcon 2016 Europe



Work in Progress

How D&D made me a better speaker

The oral tradition of story telling when running a Dungeons and Dragons game shares many parallels with that of both public speaking and improving my skills as a writer. Both on stage and behind a Dungeon Master’s screen you’re shaping a narrative. Conference talks should be collaborative, informative, and a lot of fun if you’re doing them right – just like your favorite gaming sessions!