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 …

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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.

Going Serverless

This is going to be the first part of my 'Going Serverless' series where I'll talk about my experience migrating a profile site from a WordPress installation to a more 'Serverless' solution. Why Serverless? Or better, what the heck? Serverless, for the purposes of this project, refers to simply not serving from a web server. …

Getting Dumped

In the theme of interviewing as dating, this feels a lot like being dumped. Almost always, you won't know what you did. Not really. You may have suspicions. They might tell you. But part of you will doubt and nag. Here is a process I use to get my head on straight.