I had the pleasure of speaking in New York this month at EmpireJS, and the video of my talk has been uploaded I discuss why side projects are important to our learning & growth as developers, and offer some ways that we can integrate this type of exploration into our work so that our “side” projects needn’t be so peripheral to the rest of our jobs. It’s a topic I care about deeply, and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to share it with such a great audience—thank you to everybody at EmpireJS for the warm reception you gave me!
Slides from the talk are here. Press “s” to pop up the speaker notes view, if you’re interested in additional context!
A quote shared by Helen Hou-Sandí in her talk today at WordCamp San Francisco:
“If you’re going to be a musician, you must be interested in new things all the time.” ~ André Previn
Helen’s talk shared her thoughts on the shared skills and transferrable creativity between musicians and developers; Helen’s a personal hero of mine, and it was one of the best presentations I’ve seen at a WordCamp. Check it out when it’s up on WordPress.tv!
The theme of this year’s TEDxSomerville event is “Movement;” fittingly, the first block of speakers ended with a demonstration by Esh Aerial Arts.
You can see the slides for this talk at talks.kadamwhite.com/wcpvd13, and links to the code for the demos are available below.
WordCamp Chicago was incredible. All the organizers, particularly lead organizer Aaron Holbrook, deserve a huge thank-you for pulling off a brilliant conference!
Update: The video of my talk has been uploaded!