A summer of conferences and speaking

This summer is set to be particularly thrilling for me this year.

First of all, I’m speaking at The Scottish Ruby Conference again, where I will be talking about how we as Engineers learn programming languages and about how we can apply those skills to become truly multi-lingual by learning an additional natural language.

I’m not sure when yet I’ll be placed on the schedule, but the conference takes place on the last weekend in June this year, on the 29th and 30th of July in Edinburgh.

Straight after SRC, I’m organising the first ever SRC Fringe, an unofficial tiny conference at the end of SRC which brings together some of the talks you didn’t get the chance to see at the main conference and the broader technology community in Edinburgh, taking advantage of ScotlandJS and Bootstrapped happening the same week.

The SRC Fringe also sees the first time The Happy Geek’s Confman event management software has been out in the wild, it was a great test!

I’ll be looking to have Confman up and running in a public beta in coming months.

I’m also really pleased to be appealing at ArrrrCamp this year, over in Ghent, Belgium. I’ll be speaking about the importance of taking into account the culture of your target audience when attempting an internationalisation and localisation of your product or service. This takes place from the 4th to the 5th of October.

I’m so pleased to have been selected to speak at two world-class conferences this year and am honoured to be placed on the same stage as such fantastic thought leaders in our community and a few of my personal heroes.