How to cancel a conference

A few years back I wrote a post titled "So you want to hold a Codecamp?". Looking back at the post, it's still a decent one with foundational steps on going about conducting a free one-day conference. However, that post painted the rosy side of the picture aka how to hold a conference. But what… Continue reading How to cancel a conference

On remote work and time zones

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a client on the opposite coast. However, this presented its own set of challenges, the primary one being dealing with time zones. So, I naturally learned to adjust my communication to factor in time zones since it would be embarrassing for me to schedule a 2pm call… Continue reading On remote work and time zones

My speaker feedback parsing system

I got some feedback from a couple of recent conference talks. Not all of it was positive or even useful but I like to get constructive feedback even if it is negative. But reading the responses to @laurieontech's tweet (the one I responded to above), I also realized that other speakers struggle with parsing… Continue reading My speaker feedback parsing system

What I learned from a troll

Last year when we hosted the Orlando edition of Global Azure Bootcamp, we also decided to try our luck with live streaming on Twitch. Unfortunately, the first (and only) interaction during that stream was a troll. The one thing I did well (at least I think I did well) was to be kind but… Continue reading What I learned from a troll