Introvert’s Guide to Conferences

In three months, I spoke at five events in three months including APItheDocs, AWS Summit, Revolution Conf, AWS Community Day, and PearConf, all differing in size and target audiences. During this time, I also participated in partner meetings on behalf of my company and had to go to a family funeral. Unfortunately, I have a …

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Anatomy of a Talk

In three months, I spoke at five events in three months including APItheDocs, AWS Summit, Revolution Conf, AWS Community Day, and PearConf, all differing in size and target audiences. In that time, I developed a standard structure that helped me build my talks faster. Having a standardized structure also alleviates my social anxiety, as it …

5 Tools for New Developers

There are tools that all developers user in some fashion, whether they like it or not. Showing proficiency and understanding in the following tools will set you apart as a low-friction candidate who is organized and prepared.

DevOps Day at AWS Loft

I recently went to the DevOps day at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco. The briefest rundown is that while I didn't really meet or speak to anyone, I would still do the event again. I learned a lot, and I felt supported as far as the instructors were concerned. The presenters were also well-versed and had the right level of expertise to be able to answer questions and keep time. It could have gone better, but it was still pretty good.