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.
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!