I’ve been doing a fair amount of public speaking recently, based on the principle that the only way to get good at it is to get a lot of practise. My last two talks were a session on Django and Web Application Frameworks at the ACCU 2006 conference and a talk on the Yahoo! Developer Network for NMK’s Beers and Innovation series.
I’ve got a bunch more coming up. Here’s my calendar for the next few months:
XTech 2006, May 16th-19th in Amsterdam
I’m chairing the Ajax Developers’ Day, during which I’ll also be giving a talk about the Yahoo! UI Library. The line-up for the day is pretty impressive, including representatives from a number of high-profile Ajax projects and a keynote by Alex Russell. I’m also giving a talk on Django later in the conference.
@media 2006, June 15th-16th, London
Finally, I’m heading to a couple of geeky social events this week: Pub Standards on Tuesday and London 2.0 RC 5 (the monthly Django/Python/Rails/Everything-else meetup) on Wednesday. Both events are fun, friendly and open to all.