Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Building talent the old-fashioned way at DC CTO summit

Yesterday I gave a talk at the DC Startup CTO summit called Building Talent the Old-Fashioned Way about last year's Staq Ruby Apprentice Program

It was my first time using showoff and  the results are a little mixed! But I used a lot of links and included a reading list, so if you're interested check 'em out!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

AWS Redshift Presentation Notes + CTO Summit

On Tuesday I spoke about our experiences using the Redshift database at Staq. I experimented with using mdp to present the visuals, with mixed results (it's definitely good for writing presentations quickly, especially if you're conversant in Markdown syntax).

I posted my outline which includes links to additional reading on Github. Hope it's helpful!

Also, I've been accepted as a speaker at the DC CTO Summit on 10/28. If you use the code mike_online when registering you get a $200 discount. (For that talk I'm thinking about trying tpp though I am having some ncurses issues on OS X)