Sometimes I speak in public. Here I keep copies of slides, videos, and transcripts, or writing about public speaking.

Failure Is An Option

This is a transcript of a talk I gave at the Velocity Conference in Santa Clara on 28 May 2015. It’s transcribed from the video recording, but edited slightly for clarity.  »»

How I write talks

I recently delivered a talk called Fallible Humans at DevOps Days Minneapolis, which was well received. Although I’ve spoken in front of audiences before—internally at Etsy, at local meetups, student groups, etc.—this was my first “proper” conference delivering a prepared talk.  »»

Fallible Humans

This is a transcript of a talk I gave at DevOps Days Minneapolis on 18 July 2014. It’s transcribed from memory, but should be a close approximation to what I said at the time.  »»