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Your Emotional API

Being a good developer isn’t just about slinging code; we’re part of a community. Interacting with others in a community means feelings are involved.
But feelings are messy and uncomfortable, so why can’t you just ignore them? Because emotional skills  are critical for working well on a team, and for writing code every day.

In this talk you’ll learn how emotions are affecting you by modeling them as an API and looking at the code.



OSCON - The O'Reilly Open Source Conference

July 19th, 2018 - Portland, OR



April 21, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA


Rhode Island Ruby Users Group

April 3rd, 2018 - Providence, RI


DevOpsDays Boston

Sept 19th, 2017 - Boston, MA


Self Conference

May 19th 2017 - Detroit, MI


Boston Ruby Meetup

January 10th, 2017 - Boston, MA



August 19th, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA

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Current Talks

Everything is Broken, and it's OK

It’s great when things break! It doesn’t feel like it when it’s happening to you, but those bugs that take you days to figure out are a goldmine of unintended learning.

Does programming ever get easier? No, and that would be boring. I’m going to talk about how we are all working on the hardest problem we’ve ever worked on. No matter where we are in our careers it always feels like an uphill battle.

I’ll talk about ways to find value in that “wasted" time, to appreciate the hard bugs and daunting challenges, whether you’re brand new to programming, or have been doing it for 20 years.


Nerd Summit

March 18th, 2018 - UMASS Amherst, MA

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