Posted by on December 21, 2022


I’ve given a lot of presentations over the years and it’s something I really enjoy doing. I realized that I’d shared some of these, but not all of them. I thought it would be nice to gather them all in one post.

There are other talks that aren’t here, either because they weren’t recorded or those videos have been lost to time.

Introduction to Kafka Connect

August, 2022

A introduction to and demo of Kafka Connect given to the UMN IDEAA group.

Hiring with CARE

October, 2021

Designing and using principles to improve the tech hiring process.

People over Process, Feelings over Hype

May, 2020

My opinions on agile, therapy and how to deal with the unexpected.

External Data and Events

October, 2019

A tour through the various ways I and my team have dealt with external data sources. As well as the differences between external data and external events. ETL, Live Querying, Database Links, Kafka, CDC, and more.

Break Silos with Github

November, 2017

Using the tools offered by GitHub to break technical silos.

Student Degree Progress Service

June, 2017

An tour of getting a student’s degree progress data from UMN systems.

Even Hemingway Wasn’t Hemingway

September, 2015

Given at Rocky Mountain Ruby, a talk about the value of rewriting code.