Speaking Engagement – DSM Web Geeks

For those interested in getting a quick overview of Puppet, I’ll be speaking at the DSM Web Geeks meeting on March 4th. Check out their web site for details.

IgniteIT Talk

About a month ago I gave a lightning talk at a local IgniteIT Event. I haven’t done a lot of public speaking so I was a bit nervous going in. But the people that I was with stated that the talk I gave was pretty good. I assumed they had been drinking heavily so I couldn’t trust them that much.

But now the 5 minute talk is on the intertubes for all to see. So here it is, enjoy.

Looking back at it, the talk wasn’t that bad. My voice was kind of trashed from talking to people during the speed networking and trying to talk over the music. But the talk actually wasn’t as horrible as I thought it might be. If I didn’t make it clear enough in the talk, Inbox Zero is _not_ my concept. Its all Merlin Mann from 43Folders.

You can find out more about inbox zero at http://inboxzero.com/

And I still reall hate the sound of my voice on a recording.

IgniteIT – Ames

Hey everyone. If you you’re in the Ames Iowa area tomorrow night and consider yourself a geek, come join us for the IgniteIT event. This is going to be my first year attending and I have even thrown my name out there to give a talk on Inbox Zero

Here is a description of what IgniteIT is all about:

IgniteIT is the networking opportunity for Iowa’s information technology community. Our mission is to spark imaginations, connect people, create new technology opportunities in Iowa and have a lot of fun in the process. Inveigh against solipsism!

Whether you are an IT professional, technology enthusiast, independent entrepreneur, venture capitalist, web guru, motivated student, or just a big geek (like us), you are invited to participate. We are looking for both presenters and attendees.

More information can be fount at: http://www.igniteitiowa.org/