Month: May 2017


Wordstar 2000, the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, and the moulding of a young mind

Musing about how software changes the way we think by offering us new concepts to integrate.

The Death of Data: Signal 2017 edition

Twilio’s Signal conference had a lot of great parts, but I have to say I’m really impressed by their fast turnaround at getting video posted. Here is the recording of my talk on data retention, data destruction, and machine learning; Video: Slides [View the story “The Death of Data at #signalconf” on Storify]

5 Years Behind the Mic

5 years ago, I kicked off the conference-speaking section of my career, with this classic hit: So many things about this! Like, uh, I’ve dyed my hair and learned to take my lanyard off and stopped using FrameMaker and Prezi. But also, this core theory is the basis of so many of my talks now.…


Lady Conference Speaker: Slides

Once you get a conference talk selected, you’ll want to put together the talk. There are speakers who can give entire talks without any visual aids, but most of the rest of us count on having some pictures to look at and prompt us. There are entire books written on slides – I liked Presentation…

Post on How to nail a tech writer job inteview

I was excited to write another post for How to nail a tech writer job interview It’s an extension of a twitter rant I went on a bit ago, about how important it is to know certain things about interviewing as a technical writer, but no one is teaching them, from what I can…

Upcoming appearances

Velocity Berlin
Minneapolis DevOps Meetup