Why Do I Speak?

13. January 2017 Conference 2
This week I’ve been at Codemash in Sandusky, OH. It’s a conference I had heard of but never attended. In 2016, I decided I was going to start submitting to different conferences, ones slightly outside of my region, and Codemash fit that bill.  It has been a great experience. Last night, I talked to a ...

Impressions From My First ElixirConf

02. September 2016 Conference, Elixir 1
I spent the past 3 days in Orlando at Elixir & Phoenix Conference 2016.  I first learned of Elixir a little bit more than a year ago. I read some docs but not much more than that.  I remember telling people at Dev Workshop Indy that they should keep their ears out for it, because it’s ...

My Weekend in Indy

26. September 2015 Conference 0
This weekend I had the opportunity to speak at Dev Workshop in Indy. It was only the second time I spent any time in Indy. The first was when I came to the Chiefs playoff game in 2006. Since it was the Chiefs and the Colts, it didn’t go in my favor (but at least ...

Why TypeScript?

This weekend I watched a talk about TypeScript at Nebraska.Code().  The presenter seemed to have a good grasp of TypeScript and was a good presenter.  Sadly, that combination doesn’t always happen. One thing I was glad about, was that he put up a picture like this: I immediately thought, “This is going to be good!” ...

“What did you learn at the conference?”

17. November 2014 Conference 0
This past weekend, I spoke at St. Louis Days of .NET. It was my second time attending and also my second time speaking there. It’s a great conference. I enjoy the location and the people.  The drive isn’t always fun, but this year my wife & kids came along, so that was nice. As we ...