DevFestCZ 2017
Nov
5
8:00 AM08:00

DevFestCZ 2017

I was excited to get the opportunity to talk at DevFest.cz in Prague. It was my first time in the Czech Republic and while I didn't get the opportunity to venture outside of Prague I really loved my time in that beautiful city. I was averaging about 20 km a day of walking around taking in the sights.

DevFest.cz was a really well run community conference. The organizers did a great job but I have to give special thanks to Bára and Eliska for making me feel welcome and handling logistics in Prague.

There were some really great talks by both local and international speakers. If you are looking to talk at a fun conference next year and a really great local you should check it out.

I did my Cross Platform PWA talk at the conference and they were able to record it so if you have 50 minutes or so check it out below:

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Modern Web Triangle Meetup
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Modern Web Triangle Meetup

When Tracy Lee asks you to stick around Raleigh for an extra day to talk at Modern Web Triangle with Tara Manicsic there's no way you can say no as it's always going to be a good time. I mean check out that picture, am I doing a tech presentation or DJ'ing a techno rave in Berlin?

Building Mobile Apps with Vue.js and Framework7

Sadly, during my live coding is missed a return statement in the data section of a Vue component but luckily I could just switch to the already completed example I had in another folder. Pro Tip: Always have a back up. Also, I really, really wish I had Sarah Drasner's Vue.js VS Code snippets installed that day.

Yes, I'm trying to look like a grinning idiot here

Yes, I'm trying to look like a grinning idiot here

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NC Dev Con 2017
Oct
7
to Oct 8

NC Dev Con 2017

NC Dev Con is a great community conference run by my friend Dan Wilson. This conference has a real down home feel and it's great to be able to catch up with friends like Raymond Camden, Carlos Santana, and John Wargo. The conference treats both the attendees and speakers like royalty and has the best lunches and snacks of any conference I've ever been to bar none.

At this years conference I stepped in and did talks on Cross Platform PWA's

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PG Day EU 2017
May
18
to May 19

PG Day EU 2017

Heading out to Amsterdam every year for our PhoneGap Day EU conference is one of my favourite things to do. Besides getting the chance to catch up with a bunch of friends abroad and hear some really excellent talks the city of Amsterdam is truly spectacular.

This year I did my PhoneGap Push Notifications workshop and a quick talk on moving forward with PhoneGap which lead to this Medium post.

Pretty much immediately after the event I chatted with Timo Ernst about the day. Timo has a great YouTube channel where you can learn a lot about developing hybrid apps. You can check out the video below where Timo also talks with Adam Bradley and Kerri Shotts.

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JS Day ES 2017
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

JS Day ES 2017

I presented my talk on Building Mobile Apps with Framework 7 and Vue.js at the JS Day ES. I was blown away by this conference as it was my first time in Madrid. They ran a really great conference with multiple tracks: Main, International and Rising Stars. The International track was really well attended with 150 or more people packing the room to hear myself, Sam BellenDavid Khourshid, among others speak.

While I was attending JS Day ES I was briefly interviewed by Autentia for a video series they were doing. It's a super short interview but I really need to share it with you as the thumbnail they used for the video may end up being my new profile picture.

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All Things Open
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

All Things Open

JavaScript Speech Recognition

This is one of my favourite talks to give. The slides are a live demo of the capabilities of speech recognition in the browser. On this particular day I was coming down with the flu and suffering from wild temperature swings which is why I have a coat on indoors in Raleigh, NC.

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All Things Open
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

All Things Open

Maintaining Open Source While Maintaining Your Sanity

I was so pumped up to give this talk at All Things Open. Having the chance to talk about the trials, tribulations and rewards of working in open source was too good to pass up.

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