Talks I've Given
From 2009-2012 I went to cool places around the world and talked about computer stuff.July 30, 2011
Shipping at the Speed of Life
An animated gif filled discussion of how GitHub release code quickly and easily dozens of times per day.
March 27th, 2011
Open Source in Education
I posted my slides from POSSCON. The goal of the talk to let students and educators know that school alone isn't going to prepare you for real world software development.A few people came up to me after the talk and said "I don't know what school you went to, but I could program when I graduated." When I asked him if he knew how to write software when he graduated, he paused and then he smiled. I don't think Open Source or Education alone will prepare you, but I really think they help. Here are my slides.
July 28, 2010
The Rise of DevOps
A fun, 10 minute talk about config management and organizational dysfunction. Filled with images from Black And WTF.
October 5, 2009
Everything I know about the Business of Open Source I learned from Indie Hip Hop
In the fall of 2009 I gave a talk that compared building businesses around things people love. It shows off a few indepdent hip hop artists and how they built a name for themselves. I gave examples of the growth of independent labels without large scale promotion and liken it to the VC saturated startup scene. The idea was to get people to think that building something they believed in and were proud of was completely atainable if you build your career around open source technologies.