I've given a number of technical talks, focusing on Node.js, Ruby, and DevOps.

Featured Talks

Sharing Typescript Types Across the Stack
February, 2020

for SeattleJS

Use Typescript to share types between your Frontend and Backend. Discover the shape of your data to avoid mistakes!

* Slides
* Code
* Video

How I learned to Stop Worrying and Let the Robot Publish to NPM
September, 2020

for CascadiaJS

As professional developers, we /probably/ don’t deploy code directly to production and we /usually/ test things first. There’s a whole world of tools and best practices like Git Flow, Continuous Integration, and Review Apps to help us build and deploy our apps and websites... but what about the developer tools we use every day? This talk will focus on how to parallel some of these same best-practices when making developer tools and frameworks. Together we will build a CI/CD pipeline for publishing to packages to NPM.

* speaker page

Using Next.JS to build Static Dynamic Websites… and never pay for font-end hosting again!
September, 2019

for SeattleJS

This talk was inspired by a group of students learning to code in Seattle who were being taught tools like React and Angular, but struggling to learn how to deploy their sites using modern methods. Specifically, how to set up CI/CD (Continuous Integration + Continuous Deployment) and HTTPS.

* slides
* code

Background Tasks in Node.js: A survey with Redis.
May, 2016

for RedisConf

Node.js' Async programming model allows us to emulate many types of advanced systems. In this talk, we will use node and redis to recreate 7 different types of background job systems, from queues to kafka.

* video
* slides
* article

Node for ! (not) HTTP
Dec, 2015

for SF Node

Node.js is great for all sorts of projects. In this demo, we will use Node.js to control the lights in our house via the DMX protocol.

* slides
* code