In an effort to both share the things I learn and to solidify my own knowledge, I've started to put together some talks
about programming, working, or whatever else.
The 47ers: I appeared on my company podcast! It's a short episode that's mostly just a chance for
coworkers and customers alike to get to know me better. I talk about my work, open-source I'm involved
with, my favorite musician, and the story of a fashion contest victory :) Check it out here!
Deep Work: This was my first solo talk at Qualtrics, which I gave in October of 2019. It was
took way too long to put
together, and it was an absolute blast. Slides.
Just for fun
My friends and I like to participate in DTL sessions (I was at the original DTL that blew up on Buzzfeed),
put together several talks over the years at our various different sessions. I've never come close to winning "Best
Presentation" but I won "Best-Dressed" once.
American Emigrant: A talk on the logistics of immigrating to Canada from the USA. Slides.
Strongly-typed Pokemon Battles: How to use type systems to your advantage in Pokémon Sword. Slides.
Carefully, He's a Hero: Addressing the physical and emotional cost of heroics through the lens of Sam
Raimi's Spiderman trilogy. Slides.
Stuxnet: The Little Worm That Could: An overview on one of the the most complicated computer programs
ever written. Slides.
School of Pop: How to write a pop song in 3 minutes or less. Slides.
Badass Motherfuckers Dressed to Kill: Quentin Tarantino’s Love Affair with the Black Suit. Slides.