Showing all posts tagged: 'Speaking'

A 14-post collection

TechDays Netherlands 2017

In October 2017 I got the privilege to speak at my first Microsoft-organised conference in the Netherlands. It was 2 days (well, 3 days if you count travelling) of packed talks, meetings, interesting conversations and general geeking out. I've spoken about why you should attend these kind of events either as a speaker or attendee many times and this event definitely proved me right. Apart from the awesome talks that I had the chance to attend, I met with many Microsoft and non-Microsoft developers from around the world and got the chance to learn from them and expand my network …[read more]


Getting started with public speaking - the "soft" skills

In my previous post, we looked the what you need to be aware from the technology/hardware perspective in relation to public speaking. As per the Boy Scout's motto, you need to "Be Prepared" so hopefully you can use that post as a handy reference for when you need to deliver a talk. In this second post in the series, I'll focus on what you need to do as a speaker to improve your skills and enhance your chances of getting your submissions accepted. In the end, it's all about having fun while you share your passion and knowledge. However, …[read more]


Getting started with public speaking, a guide for technical people

Hello new and seasoned speakers! Let's start with a definition on public speaking: Public speaking Speaking at conferences, user groups or anytime you have to stand in front of people and talk about something in a structured way. And the Merriam Websterdictionary definition of Public Speaking: The act or process of making speeches in public The art of effective oral communication with an audience It's funny how context makes such a big difference. If you're at the pub/bar/coffee shop with friends/colleagues and the conversation happens to turn technical you could spend hours talking about a "technology, language, …[read more]


Speaking at FEConf 2017 - All about VS Code and JavaScript

This year I had the pleasure and privilege to be invited to speak at FEConf2017, a free, web-based conference devoted to Front End development and all things JavaScript. I took this opportunity to speak about one of the tools I love so much and one that I use daily for most of my coding - Visual Studio Code. My talk focused on how VS Code is a great (if not the best) text editor/IDE for working with JavaScript or TypeScript and I tried to showcase the excellent work that the core VS Code team and the community has done, …[read more]


FullStack 2015 - Retrospect and impressions

I'm currently sitting on my plane flying back from London where I spent an excellent couple of days attending the FullStack conference. FullStack is, oddly enough, a primarily front-end focused conference! Most of the talks had an element of JavaScript + a framework and/or a tool. It was all about writing cool front-end code(z). I'm sure my friend @rankida (David Rankin) would have loved it :) I was there to talk about TypeScript and how we can use it to improve JavaScript by leveraging ES6 and ES7 features. I flew in on Monday and arrived at the venue shortly after …[read more]