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 November 2019 - Project File Power Up: Things you should know about project files and MSBuild
  • .NET Down Under Tour - October 2019 - Lowering in C#, and .NET Panel
    • Sydney - 19th October
    • Melbourne - 21st October
    • Brisbane - 23rd October
  • Adelaide .NET User Group - 9th October 2019 - Pragmatic Performance
  • NDC Oslo 2019 - 17th to 21st June 2019
  • Alt.Net Melbourne - 28th June 2019 - Lowering in C#
  • VIC.NET Meetup - 2nd May 2019 - Whats New in Visual Studio 2019
  • Alt.Net Melbourne - 30th April 2019 - Short version of Whats New in Visual Studio 2019
  • Melbourne Visual Studio 2019 Launch - 3rd April 2019 - Keynote: Whats New in Visual Studio 2019
  • Alt.Net Melbourne - 26th February 2019 - Contributing to Microsoft via Open Source
  • NDC London 2019 - 28th January to 1st February 2019 - Pragmatic Performance - Slides - Video


  • NDC Sydney 2018 - 19th to 21st September 2018 - Pragmatic Performance - Video
  • Melbourne .NET User Group - 12th September 2018 - Pragmatic Performance
  • 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