Below are some of the many talks that I've given. If you're interested in having me talk at your conference, event, or user group, then please email me and let me know!
A discussion of community building from a psychological perspective. How to recruit people into your project, external and internal motivations, what people regret, self-fulfilling prophecies, confirmation bias, and more.
Earlier this year, I gave a presentation at OSCON on both my experiences with and the science of depression. The video of that presentation is above.
This isn’t a video of hope. It’s not a video of “everything is going to be okay”, because there’s no way I can say that. It’s a video discussing what it’s like, and some of the research as to what’s going on in your brain.
It’s a video that says that you are not alone.
The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install.
Awesome things have been happening in Perl recently; so many that even if you’ve been paying close attention, you may have missed a few. In this talk we’ll examine some of the coolest recent technologies for Perl programmers, including:
- Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
- Making everything a first-class object with autobox.
- Slashing your error handling code with autodie.
- Building fast, readable and reusable regular expressions with Perl 5.10.
- Bundling and building stand-alone applications using PAR, the Perl Archiver.
- Astonishingly good profiling with Devel::NYTProf.
- Playing MineSweeper automatically with App::SweeperBot.
Your brain has not evolved for modern life; it’s full of bugs; we get things wrong when predicting the future, estimating our skills, or even understanding why we feel a particular way.