I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
I speak publicly on a variety of topics surrounding programming, the tech industry, diversity and education. If you are interested in having me speak at your conference or event, you can contact me at email@example.com.
I'VE SPOKEN AT:
AND ALSO ON THESE PANELS:
Write/Speak/Code (speaker, moderator, & mentor)
Barcelona Ruby Conference, as part of Full Stack Fest
Open Source & Feelings
Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington D.C.
Dev Bootcamp's DBCx Speaker Series
"A Day in the Life of a Developer" with Girl Develop It
"Creative Coders" and "Brad's Deals Alumni Panel" with Dev Bootcamp
"A Day in the Life of a Junior Developer" with General Assembly
How To Be Everything: A Look At The Way We Give Advice
This talk examines the conflicting advice that we give in tech, how
disadvantaged groups are disproportionately burdened with
unraveling it, and how we can help remove that burden as a
Shall I Compare Thee to a Line of Code?
What can poetry teach us about programming?
Video from Full Stack Fest and Ancient City Ruby
The Era of the Bootcamp
This talk explores why bootcamps are a successful educational
model both in and out of tech, and outlines the institutional obstacles
we have to overcome in order to make them truly accessible.
LECTURES & TEACHING
I have an arsenal of educational talks I've given on various topics, including introductory lectures on:
Web Development (20 min)
Ruby (30 min)
ActiveRecord (60 min)
SQL Databases (60 min)
Regular Expressions (30 min)
Whiteboarding & The Technical Interview (20-60 min)
...and a whole bunch more. If you are interested in having me give a lecture at your class, company, or event, email me for more information.