Keynote Achievement Unlocked!

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at Music City Agile and Music City Code. I had an absolute blast hanging out with old friends, and "old friends who've just met." Gaines Kergosien, chief geek of Music City Code, asked that I give the closing Friday keynote. Well... ok....

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NDC Sydney 2016

Earlier this month I had the incredible privilege of speaking at NDC Sydney! Australia has been at the top of my most-wanted-to-visit places since I was young. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to have this opportunity! The jet lag, it is real Yes. Very. The...

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Review: CodeStock 2016

Year after year, CodeStock continues to expand, improve, and win a special place in my heart. As with any conference, the hallway conversations and opportunity to get to meet amazing people is every bit as valuable as the sessions. The road to CodeStock is paved with awesome One of the...

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Captivate Your Audience Using Simple Illustrations

I started speaking at tech conferences many years ago, and slowly improved with experience. However, I felt my audiences weren’t getting that much out of my talks. My fear was they were annoyed, bored, distracted, or apathetic to the information I was giving them. They seemed to think well...

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Ride with ReverentGeek, CodeStock 2016

Each year for the last several years, I have ridden my motorcycle to CodeStock in Knoxville, TN. Not very far from Knoxville is some of the most beautiful, scenic roads in the entire USA. My favorite is the Cherohala Skyway. The Cherohala Skyway reaches over 5,400 feet elevation with...

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State of the ReverentGeek, June 2016

I can't believe it's been a year since my last blog post! So much has happened. TL;DR: I am a very blessed man, and so grateful for the incredible opportunities I've had over the past year! Look, ma! I'm a innernashunul spaker! In addition to whole bunch of fantastic...

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