Tag Archives: conferences

When it’s time to start speaking at conferences


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 […]

Discount for the online JavaScript Summit


I’ll be speaking at Environments for Humans’ online JavaScript summit on November 21st — the 3 day summit lets you see conference talks from your own setup (save on travel and hotel!) and your ticket includes recordings as well. E4H gave me a discount code to share: 20PAM will give you 20% off individual or […]

#WWC2013 Wharton Web Conf recap 2013


Great, well-organized conf. WWC is a great gift to the Philly tech community, and I look forward to seeing what they cook up next year. (and thanks for having me as a speaker this year!). I made a Storify of this year’s tweets, since I had fun making one last year. Enjoy! [View the story […]

Fluent 2013 Rhino

Notes on #FluentConf 2013


I’ve had a couple of days now to digest FluentConf. It was definitely interesting, and I had a few particular favorites. I put all of my pithy notes in a Github repo if you’d like to explore them (I don’t take many notes). Someone on Twitter asked what I thought of the conference as they […]

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Sketches (notes) thus far from #nicar13


I tried something for the morning sessions of this week’s NICAR conference (which is my first journalism conference! Hi journalists!). Instead of taking some notes in a text editor, I took them on Paper and made little sketches. NICAR13 Conference Notes (PDF) Sessions include: Intro to data journalism, FOIA Machine, The Data Driven Story   […]

I swear people weren't bored -- they just looked that way when I took a photograph

BarCamp Philly — amazing as usual


I did a quick search of this blog — and it looks like I’ve never done a recap or written about BarCamp Philly before. It’s one of my favorite events to attend, and is great every year. So this summary of 2012 is going to get a little bit longer … Background BarCamp is community-organized […]

Working together apart #ghc12 #tech


Judith Olson of UC Irvine developed an online assessment tool to evaluate distributed work relationships. She shared that this was the “punch line” of the talk. The tool is the result of many years of research and observations on how teams collaborate successfully. The Collaboration Success Wizard By answering questions about a specific project, the […]