Christian Heilmann

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The Developer Evangelist handbook is out!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Alright, after writing on it for four evenings and on one flight in between watching Watchmen and “The Boat that rocked” I am proud to present you:

The handbook explains several things:

  • What developer evangelism is
  • What makes a good developer evangelist
  • How to write for the web
  • How to use social media and the web to promote content
  • How to deliver great presentations
  • How to deal with criticism of your company and what to do with the competition
  • How to write easy to understand and useful code examples

The handbook is Creative Commons and free to use. I am working on getting a printed version out, too.

Here are shortcuts to the chapters:

You can also go to the full table of contents.

Brownbag presentations in London – want some info and Q&A for lunch?

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

July and August is a very slow time for me this year as there aren’t any conferences I am speaking at and no hack days planned. September will be packed again, though.

This is why I am right now planning to do some brown bag presentations in the London area. I’ve already been at IPC media, will go next Friday to ebay/gumtree/skype/paypal/ in Richmond and have had Sky and Thomson Group/TUI show some interest on twitter.

Brown bag presentations are by definition talks during lunch break where people can bring their food along. That way your employees can get some information or discuss their issues with an invited expert without disruption of your normal office hours and times.

I’d be happy to come around and give a talk on all the things I am passionate about. Currently these things are:

  • Opening your own and reaching data on the web easily with YQL
  • Mining your content and enhancing it with geographical information (Yahoo Placemaker)
  • Building specialist search engines (BOSS)
  • Accessibility and that it is not magic
  • Professional Web Development
  • Performance of web products and how to improve it

I am open to other topics, though.

If you are interested in some of that and you are in the Oyster card area, comment here or contact me on Twitter and we can talk date, location, topic and time. I don’t expect any pay, but normally a coffee, some water and a sandwich :). The whole idea of the exercise is to be able to reach developers that normally do not get the chance to go to conferences.

TTMMHTM: Yarn about CSS on mobiles with free music (or summat)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Things that made me happy this morning:

Free PHP security talk on 3rd of March in London

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Following my talk on web application security at the Web Directions North I had a lot of questions on PHP security and I have to admit I am OK but not an expert on the matter. Luckily enough there are experts I rely on and if you are in London next Tuesday you can go and see them give a talk for free!

In the second in the series of “YDN Tuesday” monthly events, Jose Palazon, Yahoo’s mobile security expert, will be talking about PHP Security.

The venue is Skills Matter Limited at 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE
London, England.

Jose will be presenting a series of demos on how to exploit and prevent the most popular security flaws in web applications, such as SQL and blind SQL Injections, Cross Site Scripting, file uploads, file handling functions, global variables and, favorite of them all, programmers ingenuity!

YDN Tuesdays are tech talks held on the first Tuesday of every month at Skills Matter’s London offices. The events are FREE, but you need to sign up for them at Skills Matter’s website.

TTMMHTM: Google and public transport, Microformats in YQL, ICTP and a free book on webdesign

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Things that made me happy this morning: