Lady Conference Speaker

The Death of Data (Surge 2016)

The Death of Data (Surge 2016)

Search-First Writing for Developers (Pycon AU, 2016)

Search-First Writing for Developers (Pycon AU, 2016)

The Seven Righteous Fights (The Lead Developer, 2016)

The Seven Righteous Fights (The Lead Developer, 2016)

The Seven Righteous Fights (SpringOne Platform, 2016) (long version)

The Seven Righteous Fights (SpringOne Platform, 2016) (long version)

The Seven Righteous Fights (Rubyconf, 2015)

The Seven Righteous Fights (Rubyconf, 2015)

Usually we think of compound interest as what adds magically to our retirement or makes our student loans last forever. But there is also a compound interest of technical debt, where a project is made harder and more expensive because of early “cost-saving” choices. I think it’s empowering for developers and other people involved in…

The New Sheriff in Town: Bringing Documentation Out of Chaos (Write the Docs, 2014)

The New Sheriff in Town: Bringing Documentation Out of Chaos (Write the Docs, 2014)

By the time we get to mid-career, most of us have specialized, by technology, or organization type, or document type. We have a comfort zone. I have specialized in walking into chaos and creating order. I’ve done it enough times that I have a sequence of steps I follow. I imagine myself as a sheriff walking…

Upcoming appearances

O'Reilly Software Architecture/Velocity
The Lead Developer London
Full Stack Conference London
Texas Scalability Summit