10 Easy Ways Conference Speakers Can Improve Their Sessions

I had the privilege of presenting a workshop at a huge Austin-based conference in March 2016. Of course I sat in on many talks and learned from them all. This particular conference attracts experienced

Today is the Day I Get Fired

Today is the Day I Get Fired I recite this line to myself starting every day. My daybreak meditation on the negative began a year ago. Good morning. It’s going to be a great

Top 10 Things I Learned in 2015

A few days ago I put a message out on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. A call to action for any and all willing to retrospect on their year, and share some learnings with one

Measuring the Mobile Experience

I gave a talk called “Measuring the Mobile Experience: The Analytics of Handheld UX” in San Francisco. Many thanks to the organizers of HTML5DevConf for letting me be a part of their technical conference.

Big Design 2015 – Conference Trip Report

I attended Big Design Conference 2015 here in the Dallas area. It’s a 3 day event that assembled 1000 designers, developers, content strategists, usability experts, game makers, and more! What a wonderful collection of big brains and

Off the Shelf Parts for Hackathon Build Night

Off the Shelf Parts for Hackathon Build Night Build night during hackathons are generally insane. Why? Because things don’t fall into place, time is short, and missing pieces aren’t found. Connecting the dots is

Code Quality Control Poster

Quality Control Confirming your code quality regularly prevents production exceptions and crashes. This is the title and pitch for my latest creation. A poster reminding me, and you, and us, that “you can help

JavaScript – The Universal Langauge

JavaScript is a Universal Language When it comes to web development JavaScript is everywhere you need it to be: On the front-end browser for user interactions On the back-end server for responding to data

Innovation is Stupid – Let’s Give it a Brain

Innovation is fascinating to me. Until a few years ago I’d never read nor said the word. Now I feel like my career is constantly observed through its lens. Here’s the problem – what

10 Tips for a Winning Hackathon Pitch

During the weekend of Mar 1st I volunteered at HackDFW. It was the biggest student Hackathon held in North Texas. I met many college undergrads, master students, and a few from high-school. After seeing them in