McKinley Toastmasters – Nov 2020
Simplify Your Slides
I’ve been part of Toastmasters for several years, as a way to improve my public speaking.
I gave this speech to my local Toastmasters group, over Zoom. I wanted to give the other club members my favorite tips for using PowerPoint and Google Slides.
Recoil.js and State Management Libraries
Granular – Sept 2020
I presented this talk at my workplace, to recommend Recoil.js to the other product development teams.
Today in 2022 Granular uses Recoil as one of our main state management libraries! I’m glad we moved away from Redux, and I think me giving this talk helped get other teams on board.
I haven’t posted the slide deck here yet, as I need to confirm that’s OK with my workplace first.
Static Site Generators and Eleventy
In this talk, I gave an introduction to static site generators, and then live-coded an example website!
- We made a website showcasing my band.
- We used Facebook’s API to generate pages based on the current events from my band’s Facebook page.
Introduction to TypeScript
This talk has three parts:
- What is TypeScript?
- Learn TypeScript in 5 minutes
- Why I recommend TypeScript
Reusable Component Libraries
University of Illinois Web Conference — April 2019
Reusable component libraries help developers build consistent UIs.
This talk is about the many different reusable component libraries that exist, and where they fit in the spectrum of CSS libraries such as Bootstrap, and design systems such as Material.