6 Tips For Preparing Your CFP Abstract

I want to share 6 tips for creating conference talk proposals that are clear, concise, and tell a story. These tips can help you start writing better proposals for conference CFPs and hopefully increase your chances of getting a conference talk accepted.

You Don’t Have to Know It All

I’ve had a few thoughts running through my head lately around the “growth mindset” that I often see/experience as a developer. More specifically, I’m concerned that too many of us are experiencing more of a “growth pressure”; that the desire to learn and continually improve ourselves has morphed into an expectation or a mindset that […]

What Keeps You Up At Night?

What excites you? What passions does your mind drift to while you lie awake at night; or while you commute; or sit in class? We all have something unique, beautiful, and truly special we can share.

Google I/O 2018 Recap

This was my first Google I/O, and I must say, it was quite an experience. I went in to the week excited for new announcements and to maybe get my hands dirty with new tools/features. That all happened, but a week removed from the event it’s not the big announcements that have stuck with me […]

Experiences of a first-time conference speaker

The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me. I just gave my first 2 android conference talks When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected. I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that […]

preparing to share an honest look at preparing my first conference talks

preparing to share: freaking out a little

Does public speaking excite you and yet make you freak out a little? It sure does for me. As my first conference talks draw closer, I’m starting to have small waves of anxiety & doubt at the prospect of speaking about Kotlin to a room full of people. They are infrequent, but in the moment, I […]

One Path to Tech?

One Path to Tech?

I really enjoy chatting with people starting a journey into tech; hearing about their challenges, successes, struggles, worries, etc. It really illustrates the barriers present when starting a career. Some of these are inherent and part of the nature of learning anything new.  Learning is a challenge.  Developing a new skill set is not easy, […]