I found out last year that, to my surprise, I like doing them.
None at the moment!
- Golden Gate Ruby Conference, September 17th-18th, San Francisco. “Ruby APIs for NoSQL: Polyglot Persistence.” Slides here.
- NYC Ruby Workshop, May 20th and 21st. I taught!
- SCALE 8x, February 19th. I presented “Moving the Needle: How the San Francisco Ruby Community Got to 18%” at the Women in Open Source (WIOS) miniconf. I wrote an initial blog post about it where you can see the slides and download the audio.
- LA Ruby Conf, February 20th. I presented an updated version of my RubyConf talk, “Indoctrinating the Next Generation: Teaching Ruby to Kids.” (I seem to be fond of talk titles with colons in them.) I’ve posted the slides and some further resources.
- Catalyst Conference, January 26th. I moderated a panel of impressive technical women at noon, on the topic of “Curious About Coding & Developing: Developing Creativity & Building a Business.” (All the sessions started with “Curious About X” where X is one of the high-level tasks involved in running a tech business.) Since the audience was mostly non-technical, we focused on how folks without a CS degree could become programmers.
- She’s Geeky, January 29-31, Mountain View. I did several sessions. On Friday I did one on how to get more women into your technical community. On Saturday I did one called “Code Rocks! How to become a programmer even if you’re totally new,” in which we spent most of the time disambiguating all the different programming languages and frameworks, and talking about what each one is good for. Got a lot of positive feedback on that one – I mean, from the outside, how are you supposed to tell the difference between C, C++, C#, and Objective C? Also on Saturday I did a session with Anna and Jen-Mei on pair programming, which was a lot of fun.