DIV-itis Talk Comes to NovaRUG

The kind people at NovaRUG have invited me to deliver my RailsConf talk on June 29th at NearInfinity in Reston, Virginia. I’ll be updating and greatly expanding the coverage of the talk, since we have a lot more time. I’ll get a decent presenter example worked up for you all as well.

If there are any things you’d like to see in the talk that I didn’t cover before or tools you think I should cover, feel free to email me or leave a comment here.

RailsConf 2010 Talk and Slides

My RailsConf talk Curing DIV-itis with Semantic HTML, CSS and Presenters went off great, with a standing room only attendance and some great questions. I apologize for not having a decent presenter example in the slide deck. I was concerned about hitting my time limit with the slide count (but ended up coming in around 30 minutes instead).

You can get the slides from either the link above or here (9.7MB PDF)

Presenting at DC Pecha Kucha Night on Wednesday

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I’ll be presenting at the DC Pecha Kucha night next Wednesday at the Corcoran in downtown DC near the White House. I’ll be presenting on the short film Meticulous made called “The Sandbox” in a 20 minute, 20 seconds per slide showdown. Hope to see you there!

SXSW Round Up

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Way overdue, but I finally have posted my SXSW photos to flickr.

Amy and I gave our panel on the first day of SXSW interactive and it was a blast. It was nice to have it out of the way so we could chill and enjoy the rest of the week. Despite a one day sickness that I warded off (and developed into South By Scurvy upon my return to DC) I was out and about at the conference center and Sixth Street Environs.

Here’s the breakdown of Photos:

SXSW Interactive

SXSW Music

Hotel Café Tour @ Parish

Sara Bareilles @ Parish

Honor by August (my band) at the 7th & Trinity Guitar Hero Stage (photos by our manager Trish on my camera)

and finally, but not least of all, Paramore at La Zona Rosa

SXSW Talk Now Online

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The talk that Amy Hoy and I gave at SXSW this year is now online at behyphenated.com. Check it out!

Our talk pitch: Zen masters taught it. Isaac Newton knew it. Scott Adams writes about it. Now you can know it, too. We’re talking, of course, about the manifold benefits of being a n00b (at something). And, of course, about all the good stuff that happens post-n00bishness: the excellent side effects of being good at multiple things, even if they’re not related – heck, especially if they’re not related. So many of humanity’s important discoveries, innovations and beautiful leaps of logic have been made by people whose brains were leveled up by the cross-fertilization of multiple interests and disciplines. Nano-thin specialization is out, a broad understanding of life, the universe, and everything is in. It’s time to synergize, baby. So, reach outside your comfort zone, be a beginner again, and you’ll be smarter, sexier, better at your job… even more valuable. With the wisdom of the ages (and a little bit from modern pundits), we’ll talk about how, why, when, and where you can go about it. You won’t regret it.