I was invited to participate in the Programming track at Balticon 2017. I may even be conducting one of my workshops there, although details are still up in the air.
Note: I did end up running a workshop called: “Is Your Setting Strong Enough to Support a Series?”
I just ran a workshop, “Bringing Settings to Life,” for the Loudoun County SF and Fantasy Writers group.
I was the Technical Chair in charge of A/V and technical operations for the Toastmasters District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on July 23, 2016. Held at the Verizon headquarters in Ashburn, VA.
It’s basically a half-day, five-track training session for about a hundred people, with an A/V setup for all of the rooms.
I was Technical Chair in charge of A/V and technical operations for the Toastmasters District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on June 25, 2016. Held at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, VA.
It amounts to a half-day, five-track training event for about a hundred and twenty people, with an A/V setup for all of the rooms.
I worked with Chiharu Bullock to run a four-week, four-session course on public speaking for a group of 11 – 15 year-old kids. The course was organized in conjunction with Toastmasters and Union Tae Kwan Do in South Riding, VA.
I’m giving a two-hour workshop, “Creating an Adaptive Setting,” at Capclave 2015. From 10:00 AM to noon on October 10th.
I’ll be conducting a 2-hour worksop entitled “Public Speaking for Writers” at Capclave 2014. On October 12th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
I’ve put in a proposal to give an advanced talk on Apache SOLR, indexing strategies, and enforcement of complex security policies. The conference will be held February 24 – 28 in San Francisco, CA. My partner for this talk will be Jonathan Quigg from Data Tactics.
Citing sequestration and the need for financial tightening, the Department of Homeland Security just canceled GFIRST 2013, a major cyber security conference that I was scheduled to speak at. They may also have had some concerns about the scrutiny to which the IRS is currently being subjected.
After a long hiatus, more RubyNation 2012 videos are going online at Blip.tv. We’ll have all of them available as soon as we can.