• Google IO – A tale of two Googles

    May 23rd, 2016

    Disclaimer: The following are my personal views and experiences at this year’s Google IO. They are not representative of my employer. Should you want to quote me, please do so as Chris Heilmann, developer. TL;DR: Is Google IO worth the $900? Yes, if you’re up for networking, getting information from experts and enjoy social gatherings. […]

    ChakraCore and Node musings at NodeConf London

    May 12th, 2016

    Yesterday morning I dragged myself to present at NodeConf London in the Barbican to present. Dragged not because I didn’t want to, but because I had 3 hours sleep coming back from Beyond Tellerand the day before. Photo by Adrian Alexa I didn’t quite have time to prepare my talk, and I ended up finishing […]

    Turning a community into evangelism helpers – DevRelCon Notes

    April 22nd, 2016

    These are the notes of my talk at DevRelCon in San Francisco. “Turning a community into evangelism helpers” covered how you can scale your evangelism/advocacy efforts. The trick is to give up some of the control and sharing your materials with the community. Instead of being the one who brings the knowledge, you’re the one […]

    [Presenter tips] Gremlins in the machine – stage tech will fail

    April 10th, 2016

    In my role as a coach for other presenters I just ran into a common issue. A talented person giving their first talk and hating it. The reason: everything went wrong with stage technology. This lead to a loss of confidence and putting the blame on oneself. The irony was that the talk wasn’t in […]

    Amazing accessibility news all around…

    April 8th, 2016

    Lately I’ve been quite immersed in the world of Microsoft to find my way around the new job, and whilst doing so I discovered a few things you might have missed. Especially in the field of accessibility there is some splendid stuff happening. During the key note of //build last week in San Francisco there […]