When at a PHPBenelux meetup one of the speakers had to cancel his talk. It was on a subject I was currently working on. So in 10 minutes time I slapped together a presentation to get everyone at the meetup still up and running with Vagrant.
In the morning I was asked by a local entrepreneurs group who had a meetup that evening if I’d like to substitute one of their speakers who got sick that day. The offer seemed so challenging that I just couldn’t refuse. Talking to a new type of crowd who I had little to no affinity with.
Mobile is everywhere, and that brings challenges and possibilities for your business. During this talk we will look at these challenges and possibilities and the decisions that need to be taken upon.
This talk is mainly aimed at business managers and decision makers, but also shows a lot of insightful things to developers who want to start working with mobile technologies.
After my presentation about Firefox OS at SmartDevCon, I wanted to bring this presentation at other events as well. This time I was invited by the friendly people at Hackers & Founders in Amsterdam to bring my presentation to their meetup.
Lately I’ve been playing with Firefox OS (a.k.a. Boot 2 Gecko) in my free time. The time has come to gather everything I found out and pour it into a presentation. Along with my Sencha Touch 2 presentation I submitted this talk to SmartDevCon and luckily both got selected!
I submitted my Sencha Touch 2 talk to multiple conferences, and again from Poland I got an invite. This time for SmartDevCon a conference who’s target audience is mobile developers. As a newbie in the field I was quite nervous to bring my presentation. This of course wasn’t necessary, just like in the web development community the people here have been a joy to meet and talk to.
After starting my adventures in mobile web application development I submitted a talk to the 4Developers conference which was held in Poznan, Poland. Luckily I was selected and delivered my first mobile talk at this conference. It was also my first talk outside of the Benelux which was a great experience. It is great to meet new people and talk about everyday technology things, it gave me great new insights in the possibilities of mobile development.
After my first presentation I was quickly asked for another presentation, again close to home; Dutch PHPConference in Amsterdam. I didn’t want to do the same talk again because both conferences attract many of the same people. Therefor I came up with sharing my latest teachings; using Zend Framework’s localisation components.
Many people use Zend Framework for it’s MVC implementation, but it has a lot of hidden gems. Internationalization (i18n) is one of them. We will look how you can create an application that will have the right languages, currencies, dates and times all based on the location of the visiting user. This session will take away a lot of headaches in international projects and will improve the quality in overall.
This is it, my first big conference presentation. Although I was a tiny bit nervous I think most of the message has come across. And it felt great that the audience was so engaged and some interaction happened during the round of questions.
After my first lightning talk at an unconference I was selected to do a full-length talk at the next PHPBenelux Conference. To prepare myself for this first-time experience I reached out to the organisation and asked them if I could test-run my presentation at a user group meeting. Thankfully they accepted and invited me for one of their meetups.
Starting Continuous Integration seems like a tedious task, this presentation will get you gradually up and running.
After giving a few presentations internally at the companies I worked for I was ready to face an audience who I don’t know. At the opening of the Dutch PHP Conference 2010 there was a call for the first uncon slot. So during the opening keynote I quickly composed this little presentation. This time another short talk about continuous integration. This lightning talk quickly shows why you should care for code quality and how you can get started.