More Than 100K Views

Every once in a while, I toddle on over to SlideShare, where I post most of my presentations, and just check to see how many views my presentations have had.

This time, I was gratified to see that I’ve crossed one of those significant boundaries. My presentations have been viewed more than one hundred thousand times.

My all-time Top Ten presentations are listed below:

  1. Building Facebook Apps
  2. Creating Dynamic Charts with JFreeChart
  3. Creating a World-Class RESTful Web Services API
  4. 21st Century Writer
  5. Social Networking: The Next Weapon Against Bad Actors
  6. Rails and the Apache SOLR Search Engine
  7. Elevator Up, Please!
  8. Creating Killer Business Models
  9. Creating Custom Charts Using Ruby Vector Graphics
  10. Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site

I’m interested in diverse subjects, but it was nevertheless interesting to see that the Top Ten included a cross-section of presentations corresponding to my interests, and not just any one particularly popular category. So my Top Ten list included presentations on Ruby/Rails, Java, Cyber Security, Writing and Science.

My Presentations on Slideshare

I regularly release all of my presentations on SlideShare.net. To date, my presentations have been viewed over 74,046 times. Today, I thought I’d share my Top 5 List with you:

  1. Leveraging Rails to Build Facebook Apps
    17,622 views (in two versions of the presentation)
  2. Creating Dynamic Charts with JFreeChart
    14,624 views
  3. Creating a World-Class RESTful Web Services API
    8,444 views
  4. Rails and the Apache SOLR Search Engine
    5,073 views
  5. Creating Custom Charts with Ruby Vector Graphics
    4,413 views

My runner-up for the Top 5 List is Killer Business Models, with 3,956 views.

I’m gratified at the level of exposure that SlideShare.net has been able to provide for my 19 released presentations. I look forward to releasing many more presentations online in the future.

Working On a New SOLR Talk

I’m working with Jonathan Quigg on a new talk, “Security Strategies With a SOLR and Rails.” We last spoke together at the GFIRST Cyber Security Conference in Atlanta, GA. This topic seems like a good follow-up to my “Rails and the Apache SOLR Search Engine’ talk from RubyNation 2012.

First GFIRST Dry Run

Just finished my first dry run of my GFIRST 2012 talk, “Social Networking: The Next Weapon Against Bad Actors,” with co-presenters Dave Roberts and Jonathan Quigg. Basically solid, but needs the expected amount of polish to be conference-worthy.

GFIRST Cyber Security Talk

I just finished my presentation for the GFIRST 2012 Conference, which will be hosted by the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta from August 19 – 24. I’m really looking forward to the conference.