one of the things I've enjoyed most in my career switch from academia into tech is the vibrant collaborative culture in tech, expressed in a high concentration at meetups and conferences where knowledge is freely (and often entertainingly!) shared.

over the years, I've been deeply impressed, humbled, and inspired by all the speakers who put extensive amounts of time into communicating subtle or difficult or often-overlooked concepts for the benefit of all.

my talks

I too love sharing what I've learned on the job or on the side—feel free to get in touch if you'd like to book me for your conference.

I've had the honor of taking the stage at the following events:

on December 5th, 2019, I presented escaping flatland: a romance of data science in the browser (video) in Paris, France; the slides are also online.

on June 20th, 2019, I presented "Data science in the browser: DX & UX" at DinosaurJS in Denver, Colorado

on June 8th, 2019, I presented "Developers, go the f*ck to sleep" at self.conference in Detroit, Michigan

on October 3rd, 2018, I presented better living through components (slides) at the inaugural Framework Summit in Park City, Utah

on May 23rd, 2018, I presented escaping the diving bell (slides) at Codemania in Auckland, New Zealand

on October 24th, 2017, I presented Conversing with ES2015 and generators (slides) at Full Stack Toronto

on September 8th, 2017, I presented Generating therapy in JavaScript (slides) at Refresh in Tallinn, Estonia(!)

on September 1st, 2017, I presented Escaping the diving bell (slides) at NightlyBuild in Cologne, Germany

in August 2017, I presented React-ing htmlFor=empathy (video) at React Rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, a stellar React conference that I've attended every year it's been run; the slides for this talk are also available online

in June 2017, I presented JavaScript therapy (video) at Web Rebels in Oslo, Norway

in October 2016, I presented High-stakes React (slides) at ReactNL in Amsterdam

in August 2015, I presented Flux for Data Visualization: A Preliminary Manifesto (slides) at React Rally; the video of this talk is available on YouTube

in July 2015, I presented Power Tools for Powerful Visualization at CascadiaFest 2015; the video and a transcript of this talk are available on the CascadiaFest website

in December 2014, I presented "tideline (and zipline)" at the monthly Oakland meetup for the Bay Area D3 User Group

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