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Strange Loop 2017 in Review – Day 1

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It’s a few days since Strange Loop 2017 wrapped up, wonderful as always thanks to the tireless efforts of the herd of organizers (Alex, Bridget, Crystal, Nick, Mario and Ryan!!), volunteers, and thank you sponsors for your 💰. Strange Loop is one of my favorite technical conferences ever (and I’ve been to quite a few). […]

Thoughts from Google I/O 2017 (Day 1)

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I thought I’d do some reporting on my experience here at Google I/O. This is my first one (ticket courtesy of the Google Developer Experts Program), and so I’ll collect my thoughts/learnings/experiences here. Getting in/Registration Fairly easy. I’m splitting an AirBnB with a fellow GDE who is attending his 8th Google I/O, so I have […]

The Serverless Revolution for Everyone

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I just gave my talk on “The Serverless Revolution for JavaScript Developers” at OSCON but one of the first things I did was clarify that while my code samples were in JS, serverless architecture is really a cloud architecture trend that everyone should be aware of, if not adopt somewhere in their architecture. Here are […]

Thoughts on Cory Doctorow’s Keynote at HOPE XI

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This past weekend, I (finally!) got to check out the HOPE conference. I missed two years ago to various work nonsense (mostly being guilt-tripped about requesting funding for a “weird community conference” … whatever haters!). Totally worth it! Had an excellent time, met up with some Recursers, and frequently visited the Cinnamon Snail. I took […]

Clojure Conj highlights

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I have a bunch of notes jotted down from Clojure Conj, the conference I went to this week despite having never written a Thing in Clojure (but I did learn Common Lisp this year, so I could read pretty much everything). It’s interesting to go to a conference as a “new” person, and Clojure Conj […]

When it’s time to start speaking at conferences

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Wherever you are at in your career, you might ask yourself “should I speak at conferences?” If you listen to PyCon’s call for proposals (known as a CFP), you’ll see “You. Your friends. Your friends’ friends.” under “Who Should Submit a Proposal.” If you’re looking for more evidence or a shove to say “it’s time to go […]