Over the years, I’ve given over 55 presentations that range from workshops to keynote presentations. I’ve also spoken locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. If you’re interested in having me speak, please reach out! Send me a message on my Contact page.

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Upcoming Events

Date Event, Location Talk Type Talk Title
Nov 8th, 2019 - Nov 9th, 2019 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing, Kansas City, MO Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Nov 8th, 2019 - Nov 9th, 2019 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing, Kansas City, MO Panel Where Are They Now?
Jan 7th, 2020 - Jan 10th, 2020 Code Mash, Sandusky, OH Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Jan 7th, 2020 - Jan 10th, 2020 Code Mash, Sandusky, OH Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Mar 9th, 2020 Above Clouds, Zagreb, Croatia Closing Keynote TBA

About My Talks

I really love speaking about the intersection of where tech and people come together. As a polyglot (multiple-language) software engineer, I’ve worked in a variety of tech stacks and fields and I have a wide range of interests. My talks often reflect this and I bring a different perspective to many topics in the field, both technically and professionally.

If you see a talk that interests you, or would like to discuss maybe creating a talk or discussing something specifically for your event, please reach out to me. I’d love to chat more about it. Drop me a line on my Contact page.

My Talks

Here’s a list of my talks I’ve given.

Keynote-Worthy Talks

Technical Talks

Professional Skills/Human Skills Talks

Workshops

Past Events

Date Event, Location Talk Type Talk Title
Oct 11th, 2019 - Oct 12th, 2019 DevSpace Conf, Huntsville, AL Opening Keynote Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Sep 12th, 2019 - Sep 14th, 2019 Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Sep 12th, 2019 - Sep 14th, 2019 Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO Lightning Talk How a Pinball Machine Works
Aug 5th, 2019 - Aug 8th, 2019 THAT Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Aug 5th, 2019 - Aug 8th, 2019 THAT Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI Workshop What is a HashTrieStackFilter?
Jun 19th, 2019 - Jun 21st, 2019 NDC Oslo, Oslo, Norway Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Jun 7th, 2019 - Jun 8th, 2019 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
May 11th, 2019 - May 12th, 2019 !!Con, New York City, NY Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
May 3rd, 2019 - May 5th, 2019 PyCon US, Cleveland, OH Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
May 3rd, 2019 - May 5th, 2019 Penguicon, Southfield (Detroit), MI Invited Featured Guest Maintaining Your Mental and Emotional Health While Job Hunting
May 3rd, 2019 - May 5th, 2019 Penguicon, Southfield (Detroit), MI Invited Featured Guest Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Apr 26th, 2019 Stir Trek, Columbus, OH Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Apr 6th, 2019 NCWIT Aspriations Awards Ceremony (Western PA Chapter), Pittsburgh, PA Discussion Panel Panel of Professionals
Feb 7th, 2019 Pittsburgh Code & Supply/ Engineering Management Meetup, Pittsburgh, PA Meetup Building Your Team to Last
Jan 30th, 2019 - Feb 1st, 2019 NDC London, London, United Kingdom Session Hey Mycroft
Jan 8th, 2019 - Jan 11th, 2019 Code Mash, Sandusky, OH Session Building Your Team to Last
Jan 8th, 2019 - Jan 11th, 2019 Code Mash, Sandusky, OH Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Jan 8th, 2019 - Jan 11th, 2019 Code Mash, Sandusky, OH Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
Nov 12th, 2018 Pittsburgh Code & Supply / Python Users Group, Pittsburgh, PA Discussion Panel Small Snakes: Python for microcontrollers & embedded systems (panelist)
Oct 8th, 2018 - Oct 10th, 2018 devUp Conference, St. Louis, MO Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Oct 8th, 2018 - Oct 10th, 2018 devUp Conference, St. Louis, MO Session Maintaining Your Mental and Emotional Health While Job Hunting
Sep 26th, 2018 - Sep 28th, 2018 Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
Sep 14th, 2018 - Sep 15th, 2018 CodeDaze Vol. 2, Buffalo, NY Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Aug 29th, 2018 Pittsburgh Code & Supply Meetup, Pittsburgh, PA Meetup Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Aug 17th, 2018 - Aug 18th, 2018 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
Aug 17th, 2018 - Aug 18th, 2018 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Session Maintaining Your Mental and Emotional Health While Job Hunting
May 31st, 2018 - Jun 2nd, 2018 Music City Code, Nashville, TN Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Apr 30th, 2018 - May 2nd, 2018 deliver:Agile, Austin, TX Invited Speaker Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
Apr 20th, 2018 - Apr 21st, 2018 Heartifacts, Pittsburgh, PA Emcee
Jan 18th, 2018 Techtonica Launch Celebration, San Francisco, CA Invited Keynote Doors
Nov 3rd, 2017 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing, Kansas City, MO Session Pursuing a Passion Project: Struggles and Successes
Oct 16th, 2017 - Oct 18th, 2017 devUp Conference, St. Louis, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Oct 16th, 2017 - Oct 18th, 2017 devUp Conference, St. Louis, MO Session The Power of Secrets
Aug 26th, 2017 AlterConf, Austin, TX Session Life as a Midwestern Developer
May 19th, 2017 - May 20th, 2017 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Lightning Talk How to Start a Podcast
May 19th, 2017 - May 20th, 2017 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Session The Power of Secrets
May 7th, 2017 Listen to Your Mother Kansas City, Lawrence, KS Spoken Essay I’d Like to Be A Mother Someday, But…
Oct 26th, 2016 - Oct 28th, 2016 Prairie.Code() Conference, Des Moines, IA Session Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
Oct 26th, 2016 - Oct 28th, 2016 Prairie.Code() Conference, Des Moines, IA Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Oct 1st, 2016 AlterConf, Portland, OR Session The Power of Secrets
Sep 26th, 2016 - Sep 27th, 2016 Girl Develop It - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO Class JavaScript for Beginners
Aug 12th, 2016 - Aug 14th, 2016 AndConf, Camp Meeker, CA (near San Francisco) Lightning Talk Why Self Care Is Harder for Me
Jun 22nd, 2016 - Jun 24th, 2016 Kansas City Developer Conference, Kansas City, MO Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Jun 22nd, 2016 - Jun 24th, 2016 Kansas City Developer Conference, Kansas City, MO Session Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
May 20th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Session A Primer on Functional Programming
May 20th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016 Self.Conference, Detroit, MI Lightning Talk Encouraging Kids Through Robotics Mentoring
May 18th, 2016 - May 20th, 2016 Nebraska.Code() Conference, Lincoln, NE Session Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
May 18th, 2016 - May 20th, 2016 Nebraska.Code() Conference, Lincoln, NE Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Nov 11th, 2015 IEEE-KC CompSci monthly meeting, Kansas City, MO Group Meeting Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Oct 15th, 2015 - Oct 16th, 2015 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing, Kansas City, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Jun 24th, 2015 - Jun 26th, 2015 Kansas City Developer Conference, Kansas City, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi (encore)
Jun 24th, 2015 - Jun 26th, 2015 Kansas City Developer Conference, Kansas City, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Apr 27th, 2015 UMKC IEEE Meeting, Kansas City, MO Group Meeting Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Mar 19th, 2015 - Mar 21st, 2015 Nebraska.Code() Conference, Lincoln, NE Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Feb 27th, 2015 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Kansas City, MO Discussion Panel College discussion panel
Feb 5th, 2015 NCWIT Aspriations Awards Ceremony (KS-MO Chapter), Kansas City, MO Discussion Panel College student panel (moderator)
Feb 21st, 2014 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Kansas City, MO Discussion Panel College discussion panel
Oct 18th, 2013 - Oct 19th, 2013 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing, Kansas City, MO Lightning Talk Becoming an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Oct 18th, 2013 - Oct 19th, 2013 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing, Kansas City, MO Lightning Talk Why You Should Participate in a Hackathon
Jul 17th, 2013 She++ Women in Technology Panel, Kansas City, MO Discussion Panel Women in tech panel (moderator)
May 3rd, 2013 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Kansas City, MO Discussion Panel College discussion panel