Category Archives: Presentations

DevTeach Montreal 2012 Wrap-up

(image from A big thanks to everyone who attended my sessions earlier this week at DevTeach. When I give a presentation, my success criteria is that I get you excited enough to continue investigating the topic yourself. So an extra … Continue reading 


Prairie Dev Con 2012 Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who came out to my sessions at Prairie Dev Con in Regina last week. Once again, D’Arcy Lussier put on a great conference. Testable JavaScript QUnit JavaScript Koans Jasmine Jasmine-jQuery Mocha Chai The slide deck for Testable … Continue reading 


NYC Code Camp 2012 Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who came out to my sessions at the NYC Code Camp. I had an awesome time and I hope that you did too. If you’re looking for resources and/or slide decks, you’ve come to the right … Continue reading 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I’ll be in Saint Louis, MO in mid-July to speak at the local Ruby and JavaScript user groups. St. Louis Ruby User Group Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 6:30pm The Able Few LLC (2603 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO) TDD/BDD … Continue reading 

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TDD/BDD as Architectural Tools

InfoQ has made another of my DevTeach talks available online – TDD/BDD as Architectural Tools. Enjoy! TDD/BDD as Architectural Tools As architects, we have all experienced the folly of BDUF (Big Design Up Front) – spending weeks or months perfecting … Continue reading 

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Convention-over-Configuration in an Agile World

A friend just pointed out that my presentation on “Convention-over-Configuration in an Agile World” is being featured by InfoQ. (The speaker is always the last to know.) I’m honoured and humbled by the great responses from folks. Worst criticism so … Continue reading 

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DevTeach Montreal 2011 Wrap-up

Another year, another fun time at DevTeach. Thanks to everyone who came out to my sessions and asked questions. For those interested, you can download slides and demos from here: TDD/BDD as Architectural Tools (slides | code) Convention-over-Configuration (slides | … Continue reading 


Prairie Dev Con 2010 Wrap-up

  Prairie Dev Con was a blast. Great job by D’Arcy on organizing the conference. Thank you to everyone who attended my sessions and especially those who asked questions. I also enjoyed catching up with many of my friends who … Continue reading 

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DevTeach Toronto 2010 Wrap-Up

Another year, another DevTeach. A big thank you to everyone involved. To the organizers, Jean-Rene Roy and Maryse Dubois, thank you for continuing to support and encourage the Canadian developer community. To my fellow Tech Chairs, for helping select an … Continue reading 

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Prairie Developer Conference 2010

A few months ago, my friend, D’Arcy Lussier, and I had the following conversation: D’Arcy: Want to speak at a developer conference? Me: Sure. Sounds awesome! D’Arcy: It’ll be in Regina, Saskatchewan. Me: Sweet! D’Arcy: It’ll be in June. Me: … Continue reading 

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