Start With Art In Indianapolis

Yesterday I took a few days off to fly out to Indianapolis to provide the keynote for the annual Start With Art event run by the Arts Council Of Indianapolis. Many thanks to Dave Lawrence for the kind invitation. The event I spoke at was a luncheon attended by 1000...

Forthcoming CLS/OSCON Schedule

On Friday I will be traveling to Portland, Oregon to run the Community Leadership Summit 2012 this weekend and then join OSCON the following week. While I will be dipping into some sessions and meeting folks at the two events, I also use these events as an opportunity...

Shorter Talks And New Tricks

I had an interesting, fairly personal experience today and a resulting lesson that I wanted to share. Earlier today I gave one of the opening keynotes at OSCON. It was 15 minutes long, and it was OK. While I didn’t consider it a bad talk, it wasn’t what I...

Not Going to Ohio Linux Fest Despite It Rocking Hard

Last year I keynoted Ohio Linux Fest. For a number of years I had been building up to going along, but every time I was set to make plans another commitment got in the way of going. I talked about this in my new book: Like many folks, I have had the good fortune and...

Burnout Presentation Slides

Recently I have delivering a presentation about the 12-stages of burnout at a few conferences and it seems to have been really useful to people. The presentation talks through the progressively worse stages and how to identify the symptoms and protect against them...