Erase and Rewind – a talk about open web enthusiasm at Open Web Camp

August 4th, 2015

I just flew from San Francisco to Seattle still suffering from the aftermath of the after party of Open Web Camp 7, a gathering of enthusiasts of the web that lasted for seven years and showed that you can teach, inspire and meet without having to pay a lot. The ticket prices were $10 and […]

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July 28th, 2015

Here’s the thing: Twitter sucks for arguments: It is almost impossible to follow conversation threads People favouriting quite agressive tweets leaves you puzzled as to the reasons People retweeting parts of the conversation out of context leads to wrong messages and questionable quotes 140 characters are great to throw out truisms but not to make […]

I don’t want Q&A in conference videos

July 22nd, 2015

I present at conferences – a lot. I also moderate conferences and I brought the concept of interviews instead of Q&A to a few of them (originally this concept has to be attributed to Alan White for Highland Fling, just to set the record straight). Many conferences do this now, with high-class ones like SmashingConf […]

The full stackoverflow developer

July 17th, 2015

In a few talks and interviews I lamented about a phenomenon in our market that’s always been around, but seems to be rampant by now: the one of the full stackoverflow developer. Prompted by Stephen Hay on Twitter, I shall now talk a bit about what this means. Full Stack Overflow developers work almost entirely […]