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Git, GitHub and Open Source


NW Drupal Camp, November 2013

A talk about git, github, and the difference between the two, with a sprinkling of open source contribution cheerleading thrown in to make it hang together. I am not a drupal user but I've had some great experiences being made to feel welcome at drupal events so I was delighted to pop over to my local DrupalCamp and deliver this session. There is video as well as my slides and a joind.in rating:

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N Ways To Be A Better Developer


BBC Develop, November 2013

Once again co-keynoting with Ivo Jansch, but this time for the BBC:Develop event, a conference they hold for their developers each year. We shared our tips for improving as a developer over time and throughout various stages of a career.

See also the book: http://nwaysbook.com

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Best Practice in API Design


CodeConnexx, November 2013

This talk was at CodeConnexx in Maastricht, which was a mixed web technologies and soft skills event. Since the audience were of many different technical disciplines, this talk aims more at HTTP-level advice rather than implementation details.

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Teach A Man To Fish


CodeConexx, November 2013

The tech/work skills conference CodeConnexx was in Europe this year and I had the privilege of opening it with a keynote entitled "Teach a Man to Fish". My talk was a great opportunity to share some ideas I've had about professional development within teams, rather than just as individuals. I shared my own tactics for benchmarking and improving teams, and how to develop particular skills - and then how to scale up the benefits of the investment in learning by sharing it with your team.

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Git Basics


OggCamp, October 2013

OggCamp is an unconference, where the content is provided by the attendees. Apparently I am unable to attend this event without speaking or contributing in some way, and this year was no exception! I joined with some friends in presenting a "git basics" session. We talked about use cases and how it applies to open source, and I showed a few slides mixed with demo. The slides were from this deck, published by github themselves: http://teach.github.com/presentations/git-foundations.html#/