Speaking

Public speaking is something I’m very passionate about. I love being able to share my experience, opinions, and knowledge with people. I love to travel so speaking at conferences is a good reason for me to travel.

You can find my talks of all types (conferences, webinars, university talks) and corresponding resources below.

I’ve spoken many times spanning 4 states, 2 countries, and 1 continent.


There's a Snake in the Birdhouse! Building a Python Culture at Vrbo

We all love Python, but not everyone is fortunate enough to use it at their day job. Come and listen as I detail the journey I took to establish Python as an onroad option at my company. Viewers will leave having learned from my experiences—both successes and mistakes—and with a solid plan for implementing Python at their job.

SLI's, SLA's and SL'D'OHS! Learning about Service Uptime from Homer Simpsons

Measuring service uptime can be a daunting task, but not for the Simpsons! Viewers will leave with a clearer understanding of how to account for services, how SLxs can define and guide what to monitor, and how to implement reliability targets and error budgets; all told by fabled Springfield wisdom

Building Docs like Code: Continuous Integration for Documentation

This talk discusses why developers dislike writing documentation, what we can do to address this, and provides a ready to go pipeline for automating your documtation

pfSense - A Beginner's Guide to a Sensible Firewall

This talk was given at Texas Linux Fest 2016. Co-founder of pfSense Chris Buechler was present in the audience. No pressure.