Speaking

Upcoming Presentations

I'll be presenting an updated version of my Developer, Heal Thyself talk (now called Debugging Our Feelings) at two events in the next few months:

If you are looking for someone to present on the topic of mental health for developers, let me know.

Previous Presentations

Debugging Our Feelings

This talk is an expanded and updated version of "Developer, Heal Thyself". I have presented it at CreateInTO: Gathering v41.0 in March 2017 and Peers Conference in April 2017.

Slides for "Debugging Our Feelings"

Developer, Heal Thyself

I was invited to speak at the first ever HamOnt.js in October of 2016. I gave a talk on how developers can use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to handle non-technical challenges like procrastination, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, and criticism. This is a very personal topic for me as CBT has helped me cope with my depression I wanted to share my story to help create space to talk about mental health issues in our industry.

Slides for "Developer, Heal Thyself!"

Sorry! The Monopoly is at Risk

I gave this talk at Nerd Nite XLI in October of 2015. I got to attend my first Nerd Nite when the CBC hosted Nerding Out and really liked what I saw. The organizers were kind enough to let me come speak at the next event and expound on my love of board games and how great a time it is to be a board gamer.

Slides for "Sorry! The Monopoly is at Risk"

Getting to Know Grunt by Writing Your Own Plugin

Presented at Web Unleashed 2015, this talk describes the process I went through building a Grunt plugin to solve a problem for our team. The project ended up teaching me more than I expected and has benefited all of my projects since.

Slides for "Getting to Know Grunt by Writing Your Own Plugin"

OOCSS In the Real World Revisited

At CSS Dev Conf 2014 I presented an updated version of my previous talk that included extra information about how the project had fared since its launch. If you have a Pro account with Treehouse you can watch a full recording of the presentation.

Slides for "OOCSS in the Real World: A Case Study from the CBC - Revisited"

Getting to the Heart of Agile

Given at Web Unleashed 2014, this talk was an examination of Agile agile practices and how to make sure we focus on what really matters.

Slides for "Getting to the Heart of Agile"

OOCSS In the Real World

My first conference talk was at FITC Screens 2013 where I presented a case study about our attempt to embrace Object Oriented CSS at the CBC.

Slides for "OOCSS in the Real World: A Case Study from the CBC"