Conference Talks

The conference talks I've given over the course of my career. I'm going to continue to add to this list.

Building Data-Driven Workflows in Broadway

This one wasn't a conference talk, but rather a training given at ElixirConf 2022 in Denver, Colorado.

The training was delivered first virtually, and then in person, to a group of just over 30 software engineers. We walked them through using Broadway to create data pipelines capable of processing tens of thousands of messages per second backed by RabbitMQ, Kafka, or AWS SQS.

ElixirConf US 2022
US Elixir Conference Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2022

Chaos Engineering at the Human Layer with Vacation Simulator - DevOpsDays Rockies 2022

This presentation was given in April of 2022 at the DevOpsDays Rockies 2022 conference in Denver.

My focus in this talk was on talking Chaos and Resilience Engineering principles and extending them outside our technical systems into our teams that maintain them, forcing folks to take simulated vacations so that we could improve the team's ability to work successfully in the absence of individuals. I previously wrote about the topic here.

This was an Ignite Talk, meaning it was 20 slides, capped at 5 minutes, with the slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. While a lot of fun, this format was much more difficult than the traditional 10 or 30 minute talk where I have control of my slides.

Automated Browser Testing for Phoenix LiveView Using Wallaby -The Big Elixir 2022

I gave this talk March of 2022 at the Elixir programming language conference The Big Elixir. The conference theme was Phoenix LiveView, a new part of the Phoenix Framework enabling robust interactive user experiences with minimal JavaScript.

My focus was on using Wallaby, an Elixir wrapper around Chromedriver and Selenium webdriver, to power browser testing in an easy to use way.