This is my 8th season attending technology conference and events and this has had a tremendous impact on my life, both personally and professionally. For a couple years I have been offering to meet people at conferences and help them meet people and find their way around, and I hope that Conference Buddy helps make these connections.
This year I also participated in the Global Diversity CFP Day as a mentor and would be thrilled to help speakers get started and achieve their goals. Last year I started the @TechDailyCFP twitter account to help technology speakers find conferences to present at.
I’ve been working in technology for quite awhile as a developer, consultant, and entrepreneur. These days I mostly focus on software architecture and methodology, specifically looking at the intersection of human and technical skills.
I spend my free time playing board games, role playing games, traveling (sometimes for conferences!), writing, and camping.