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.

Stats: * 5 states * 2 countries * 1 continent.


A Year Without Pants: Strategies for Successful Remote Work

Remote work can be challenging. In this talk I'll discuss different strategies for increasing your productivity and enjoyment of remote work.

Getting Started with Flask

Flask — a, free, open-source Python web application framework — is one of the best ways to build applications. It is a micro framework, meaning your entire application can fit inside a single Python source file

Keeping Your Sites and Users Safe Using SSL

In this Tech Talk, I’ll go over SSL, its history and how it works, and how to secure your sites with SSL so that you can keep your users’ data safe.

Utilizing Security Features in SSH

Securely manage remote systems by making use of the full set of security features SSH has to offer, including strong encryption algorithms, ssh agents, two-factor authentication, and more.

Top 10 Security Practices for Protecting Your Infrastructure

From firewalls, to user privileges, to access controls — this talk will not only explain the how, but also dive into the why of common security practices.

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.

Securing Your Droplet

Secure your Droplet from malicious actors attempting to compromise your systems. This talk will cover the foundations of securing your droplet, protecting your users, and keeping your data safe.

Foundations of Computer Security

An overview of the history and fundamentals of computer security. Explore security best practices, policies, the different threats you might face, and common resources you can use to keep your infrastructure safe.

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 a Minimal, Production-Ready Infrastructure on DigitalOcean

How to build a minimal, production-ready architecture using Terraform and DigitalOcean Droplet, LBaaS, VPC, Firewall, and DNS.

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.