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
Sep 13th, 2019 Strange Loop St. Louis, MO Lightning Talk How a Pinball Machine Works
Sep 14th, 2019 Strange Loop St. Louis, MO Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Oct 11th, 2019 - Oct 12th, 2019 DevSpace Conf Huntsville, AL Keynote Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas

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
Aug 7th, 2019 THAT Conference Wisconsin Dells, WI Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
Aug 5th, 2019 THAT Conference Wisconsin Dells, WI Workshop “What is a HashTrieStackFilter?” A Data Structures & Algorithms Refresher For Everyone
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 4th, 2019 PyCon US Cleveland, OH Session Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas
May 3rd, 2019 Penguicon Southfield (Detroit), MI Invited Featured Guest Maintaining Your Mental and Emotional Health While Job Hunting
May 3rd, 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
Feb 7th, 2019 Pittsburgh Code & Supply/ Engineering Management Meetup Pittsburgh, PA Meetup Building Your Team to Last
Feb 1st, 2019 NDC London London, United Kingdom Session “Hey Mycroft”: Getting Started with the OSS Home Assistant
Jan 9th, 2019 - Jan 11th, 2019 Code Mash Sandusky, OH Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
Jan 9th, 2019 - Jan 11th, 2019 Code Mash Sandusky, OH Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Jan 9th, 2019 - Jan 11th, 2019 Code Mash Sandusky, OH Session Building Your Team to Last
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 27th, 2018 Strange Loop St. Louis, MO Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
Sep 14th, 2018 CodeDaze Vol. 2 Buffalo, NY Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Aug 20th, 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 Session Maintaining Your Mental and Emotional Health While Job Hunting
Aug 17th, 2018 - Aug 18th, 2018 Self.Conference Detroit, MI Lightning Talk I Built an Artificial Pancreas!
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 4th, 2017 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing Kansas City, MO Session Pursuing a Passion Project: Struggles and Successes
Oct 17th, 2017 devUp Conference St. Louis, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Oct 16th, 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 Self.Conference Detroit, MI Lightning Talk How to Start a Podcast
May 19th, 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 28th, 2016 Prairie.Code() Conference Des Moines, IA Session A Primer on Functional Programming
Oct 27th, 2016 Prairie.Code() Conference Des Moines, IA Session Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
Oct 1st, 2016 AlterConf Portland, OR Session The Power of Secrets
Sep 26th, 2016 Girl Develop It – Kansas City Kansas City, MO Class JavaScript for Beginners
Aug 12th, 2016 AndConf Camp Meeker, CA (near San Francisco) Lightning Talk Why Self Care Is Harder for Me
Jun 24th, 2016 Kansas City Developer Conference Kansas City, MO Session Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
Jun 23rd, 2016 Kansas City Developer Conference Kansas City, MO Session A Primer on Functional Programming
May 21st, 2016 Self.Conference Detroit, MI Lightning Talk Encouraging Kids Through Robotics Mentoring
May 21st, 2016 Self.Conference Detroit, MI Session A Primer on Functional Programming
May 19th, 2016 Nebraska.Code() Conference Lincoln, NE Session A Primer on Functional Programming
May 19th, 2016 Nebraska.Code() Conference Lincoln, NE Session Building Your Team to Last: Successful Onboarding and Mentoring Practices
Nov 12th, 2015 IEEE-KC CompSci monthly meeting Kansas City, MO Group Meeting Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Oct 17th, 2015 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing Kansas City, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Jun 26th, 2015 Kansas City Developer Conference Kansas City, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi (encore)
Jun 25th, 2015 Kansas City Developer Conference Kansas City, MO Session Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Apr 28th, 2015 UMKC IEEE Meeting Kansas City, MO Group Meeting Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
Mar 20th, 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 6th, 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 19th, 2013 Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Celebration of Women in Computing Kansas City, MO Lightning Talk Becoming an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
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