Speaking

The Death of Data (NDC Minnesota, 2018)

The Death of Data (NDC Minnesota, 2018)

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This job is all the best parts of going to college

I used to say that technical writing is an endless series of research papers, and if I had realized that when I started doing it, I might have studied harder at the Java class I flunked. But not really, because the thing I loved about research papers was reading the primary text, and a bunch…

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Baltimore 2018)

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Baltimore 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevNet Create 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevNet Create 2018)

The Sticker Talk (Write the Docs Portland, 2018)

The Sticker Talk (Write the Docs Portland, 2018)

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Portland 2018)

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Portland 2018)

Every Scar a Story (DevOpsDays Hartford 2018)

Every Scar a Story (DevOpsDays Hartford 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevOpsDays Toronto 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevOpsDays Toronto 2018)

LaunchDarklyHoloSticker

Stickers, A Love Story

When I was in elementary school, I won a science fair, and travelled to the far-off land of Moscow, Idaho for the state competition. While there, I spent some of my food money on the most magical sticker ever. It was a gleaming metallic unicorn with rainbow colored mane and tail. It brought me joy…

Needle-felted "no"

Saying No, or If This Then Not That

I had to say no to a conference I would have loved to speak at today. I’ve had to say no to several conference speaking offers this year, because it turns out that time, space, and timezones can only be manipulated to a certain degree. I thought about not blogging about this, because it’s a…

Upcoming appearances

DevOpsDays Seattle
DevNet Create
GOTO Chicago
Deliver:AgileAlliance
O'Reilly Software Architecture/Velocity
The Lead Developer London