Upcoming speaking engagements

When I left Cinnamon last October to focus more on strategy and device-agnostic design and development, I also had another goal in mind: more speaking. I also wanted to write more; you can see how well that’s working out for me :).

I love speaking. Except for a couple of hours beforehand, when I’m so nervous I feel like throwing up. The past few years I’ve done quite a bit of speaking at conferences and events for clients, and that initial nervousness is there every single time. Fortunately the feeling subsides after the first few minutes of the talk.

I tend to talk a lot, and speaking engagements are a way to channel that into something that might inspire someone, teach them something new, or start a discussion. At web design and development conferences, it’s no secret that the speakers learn from the audience in the same way the audience might learn from the speakers. It’s also no secret that the discussions outside of the sessions are at least as interesting and valuable as the sessions themselves.

I’m very excited to be speaking at two mobile-related events this first half of the year: Breaking Development in Dallas and Mobilism in Amsterdam.

Breaking Development Conference

Breaking Development will be my first conference talk outside of the Netherlands (and then in the US), which is somewhat ironic, considering that I’m an American expat. I’m absolutely thrilled to speak alongside some of the smartest and most inspiring people in web design and development today at both of these conferences. Just take a look at the lists of speakers:

If you’re interested in designing and developing websites and web apps for mobile (or for anywhere), you might consider attending one of these conferences. Or both, if you really love conferences.

If you do attend, please come over and say hi. Just remember that there’s some risk in doing that right before my talk.

3 thoughts on “Upcoming speaking engagements

  1. Hi pre-speaking nauseated friend!
    I wish you all the best of luck with your grid-breaking-almost-obsessive-compulsive enjoyment in Dallas and A’dam! In need of any anti-emetics, you knowhow where to find me!

  2. I hope you enjoyed your time here in Texas, despite being shielded from most of it while in the bio-dome! Our lunch table chat was great. I learned a ton just in those few minutes just sitting back and listening.

    Your talk was great! Awesome that you kept it updated pretty much up-to-the-minute :) I’m sure it’s a ton of work to make things seem so effortless, but you’re a natural. Good luck at Mobilism!

  3. Oh I certainly did. The bio-dome seemed to protect us from the big, bad outside world. :) Hope you enjoyed the conference!

    Thank you for the kind words!

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