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Event Location Date
Open Source & Feelings Seattle, WA 2-3 October 2015
Beyond the Code Ottawa, Canada 21 September 2015
Prototypes, Process & Play Chicago, IL 6-7 August 2015
InclusiveDev online 8 March 2015
DBCx Chicago Chicago, IL 4 December 2014
Øredev Malmö, Sweden 3-7 November 2014
At the Front-End Copenhagen, Denmark 4 November 2014
FOWA Boston (keynote) Boston, MA 28 October 2014
Nickel City Ruby (keynote) Buffalo, NY 3-4 October 2014
BlendConf Charlotte, NC 11-13 September 2014
Distill San Francisco, CA 7-8 August 2014
WDCNZ Wellington, New Zealand 31 July 2014
Future Insights Live Las Vegas, NV 16-20 June 2014
Rustbelt Refresh Cleveland, OH 6 June 2014
cf.Objective() (keynote) Bloomington, MN 13-16 May 2014
Kalamazoo X Conference Kalamazoo, MI 26 April 2014
Refactor Chicago Chicago, IL 20 November 2013
Diversitech312 Chicago, IL 11 November 2013
Øredev Malmö, Sweden 4-8 November 2013
Passion Projects @ GitHub San Francisco, CA 29 October 2013
Geekfest @ Groupon Chicago, IL 24 September 2013
Strange Loop (keynote) St. Louis, MO 19-20 September 2013
Prototype Camp Chicago, IL 24 August 2013
Apple Store Chicago, IL 10 July 2013
Refresh Chicago Chicago, IL 26 June 2013
Moxie Conference Chicago, IL 27 April 2013
Kalamazoo X Conference Kalamazoo, MI 13 April 2013
Geekfest @ Groupon Chicago, IL 19 February 2013
Codemash Sandusky, OH 8–11 January 2012
SCNA Chicago, IL 9–10 November 2012
Chicago Web Conf Chicago, IL 5–6 October 2012
Scottish Ruby Conference Edinburgh, Scotland 29–30 June 2012
Weapons of Mass Creation Cleveland, OH 8–10 June 2012
Queen City Merge Cincinnati, OH 10–11 May 2012
Stir Trek: Avengers Edition Columbus, OH 4 May 2012
Kalamazoo X Conference Kalamazoo, MI 21 April 2012
CodePaLOUsa Louisville, KY 15–17 March 2012
Web Heroines - Emerge online 16–18 January 2012
Codemash Sandusky, OH 11–13 January 2012
SCNA Chicago, IL 18–19 November 2011

Talk Materials

Listen to Your and (All) Mothers

Listen to Your and (All) Mothers

Creating family-inclusive tech communities.

Cartoon Creativity

Cartoon Creativity

A lightning talk version of my Chuck Jones talk focusing on leadership and management.

Shepherding Unicorns

Shepherding Unicorns

How to be a good web design mentor.

Owning It

Owning It

The art of being awesome.

How To Not Be an Expert

How To Not Be an Expert

A manifesto for the anti-expert.

Redesigning the Interface

Redesigning the Interface

Making software make sense to everyone.

Adventures in Prototyping

Adventures in Prototyping

How to make simple, solid HTML/CSS prototypes.

Cartoons and Creativity

Cartoons and Creativity

What I learned from animator Chuck Jones.

The Superhero's Guide to Avoiding Community Burnout

The Superhero's Guide to Avoiding Community Burnout

How to take care of yourself while changing the world.

Teaching Our CSS To Play Nice

Teaching Our CSS To Play Nice

Discussing CSS organization, tools and best practices across large projects and teams.

How To Change the World with a Girl and a Computer

How To Change the World with a Girl and a Computer

My story about coming to a career in technology and how we can create ways to encourage and support women doing the same.

Straight-Up Design

Straight-Up Design

Digging deeper into the design process by providing resources and tools beginners can use to improve their own projects.

Developers Can't Design

Developers Can't Design

(And other completely untrue design myths.) Demystifying the process of designing for websites and applications by explaining the principles of design and how they relate to development.

Unlocking the Clubhouse

Unlocking the Clubhouse

Developing software education and practices for diverse beginners. Looking at the statistics of minorities in technology and the experiences of people creating new communities dedicated to bringing more diverse beginners into the field.