Lightning talks seem scary, but are in fact one of the best ways to introduce yourself to public speaking in general. Once you can do one of these, you can easily relax some of the rules for longer presentations.
At the SoCal Python meeting on October 30th, I’m going to address in greater detail what I think developers are going to need to worry about in a post-Moore’s Law world, and why we need to be better engineers.
I got good feedback on the content if not the delivery, and some additional feedback about how to improve. So I think I’ll rework it and try again. Maybe at All Things Open later this year. I’ll also make sure to practice more in advance so my delivery is more natural, more dynamic and more polished.
I’ve been curating my social media, as I do at the end of every year. By “curating” I mostly mean “deleting annoying rants” but also a whole lot of stuff that was timely when posted but irrelevant a week later. As I re-read things, some of them stand out, and are worth calling attention to.