I enjoy giving talks about building software, both directly technical and not. I challenge myself to come up with topics that have broad appeal, while drawing on some of my personal experiences as an engineer. So far, I’ve spoken at meetups and conferences in the Boston area and across the country.
Note that I’m not currently accepting any speaking opportunities.
Selected Past Talks
- NSNorth 2016: The Value of Platform Tourism – I spoke about my experiences in the “foreign lands” of Android and Xamarin, and advocated that everyone step outside their comfort zone by trying out other languages and platforms.
- Twitter Boston, 2016: The Key Ingredients of an Awesome SDK – I spoke about the difficult choices developers have to make when accepting new dependencies into a codebase, and what to look for in a library or SDK to make sure it continues to make your product successful over time.
- AltConf 2015: Everything you wanted to know about Crypto, but were afraid to ask – I gave an overview of how the internet’s modern cryptography system is put together from simple building blocks, geared specifically towards developers who aren’t familiar with crypto.
- Raizlabs Lightning Talks: 2014-2015 – I founded a quarterly event of short, high-destiny technical talks at Raizlabs, presented by RZ Engineering and the Boston community. I had the chance to give several presentations, on topics such as testing, Xcode, Android, and more.
- CocoaConf 2015: Spit and Polish: Building Mac Applications that “Surprise and Delight” – I talked about how to use Apple’s Cocoa frameworks to provide the best possible experience for your users, and set your app apart on the Mac or iOS platforms.