I’ve been speaking in front of people for a long time, and I don’t just mean the dreaded group project presentation at University. I was fortunate enough to speak at the user conferences that StarRez put on for its customers while I was working there, and would venture over the US each year to do a few talks about some technology. Usually this was domain specific to the student housing industry but I also snuck in the odd bit of general purpose tech, like REST web services or designing event centric logic flows. Talking tech to a largely non-technical audience was a fun challenge and doing an open Q+A session for product enhancements in front of 600+ people was also interesting.
I also delivered the Day 2 Technical Keynote at the AACUHO conference in Hobart in May of 2017, doing a talk to housing industry professionals about the rise of the conversational UI and the various bot platforms that abound. This talk was very non-technical to suit the audience and was received well, with just the right balance between piquing interest around bot technology, and spreading just a small amount of fear as the potential of not being reactive to the change in this space.
As far as meetups and conferences go I have spoken, or will speak, at the following events:
- Alt.Net Melbourne - 26th February 2019 - Contributing to Microsoft via Open Source
- NDC London 2019 - 28 January - 1 February 2019 - Benchmarking and Performance - Slides - Video
- NDC Sydney 2018 - 19 - 21 September 2018 - Benchmarking and Performance - Video
- Alt.Net Melbourne - 29th May 2018 - Overview of Span<T> - Slides - Video
- DDD by Night March 2018 - 15th March 2018 - Introduction to Amazon Echo Skills - Slides
- Alt.Net Melbourne - 29th August 2017 - Benchmarking and Performance - Slides - Code - Video