Highlights from Lean Startup Conference 2015

This was my second year attending the Lean Startup Conference. Last year I was an attendee, and this year I was honored to have been selected as a speaker. I’ll admit that having my own dedicated timeslot (at 2:30pm the final day of the conference) meant I was never completely in “learner” mode, in the[…]

Technology and Social Media at NTC

Earlier this week I attended at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, CA. As a technologist, I attend several conferences a year (in the past 6 months, I’ve attended the Thin Air Summit, Web Directions North, WordCamp Denver, South By Southwest, and now NTC.) The use of social media and technology at these conferences[…]

Core Conversations at SxSW

Sessions at the South By SouthWest conference are classified as keynotes, solo presentations, panels, core conversations, book reading, or trade show events. In my initial planning of sessions to attend, I shied away from the Core Conversations, as I worried that the non-structured format would not offer the insights as more planned sessions. As it[…]

Second Spring <br/> Session

I just got tapped to do a second presentation at Spring <br />: Topic: Web Accessibility Acronyms (WCAG, WAI-ARIA, JAWS) – WTF? Description: It’s no longer enough for a developer to know Java, .NET, PHP, AS, HTML, CSS, JS, XML (insert other TLAs as applicable), now they’re expected to be experts on WCAG, W3C, ADA,[…]

Spring <br /> and Life Lists

In high school, I was very comfortable speaking in front of groups. I was in debate and drama, and had to do several presentations when I was an exchange student (often in French!). For some reason, however, when I got to University I developed a slight fear of public speaking. I struggled with an inability[…]