I'm at the start of my professional speaking engagement journey and am absolutely loving it! I'm always looking for opportunities, so please feel free to contact me if you/your company needs workplace happiness brought down from the clouds and into reality.
Previous Speaking Engagements
NDC Oslo, Norway
Since its start-up in Oslo 2008, the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) has quickly become one of Europe's largest conferences for .NET & Agile development. Today NDC Conferences are 5-day events with 2 days of pre-conference workshops and 3 days of conference sessions.
From 6-10 June 2016, 163 speakers from all around the world gave more than 170 presentations. This was my very first international speaking gig and I was thrilled to learn that my presentation, Don't Be Dilbert: Survival Tactics for Uninspiring Workplaces, was ranked in the Top 5 amongst all the talks. And my Lightning Talk, 5 Ninja-Tricks for Thriving at Work had standing room only! I was also rated #7 on the 'Most Mentioned' tweets during the conference. I was on Cloud 9...
With the success of the NDC event in Oslo, I also spoke at NDC Sydney from 1-5 August 2016.
My video is now live!
PubConf is a series of rapid-fire Ignite talks from inspirational developers in an intimate atmosphere, and is a uniquely entertaining and insightful event - and an incredible amount of fun! Due to its informal nature, the talks are not recorded.
DDD Brisbane is a non profit community event run by IT developers for IT developers that took place on Saturday 3 December 2016. Talks are submitted and delegates vote on the speakers they wish to see - I was very proud to have been selected to present my Don't be Dilbert talk, which was received with enthusiasm and wonderful feedback.
Microsoft Ignite Australia, Gold Coast
Microsoft Ignite Australia is Microsoft’s largest and single tech event conference, and was held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from 14-17 February 2017.
I presented a Hack Track called '5 Ninja Tricks to Making Workplaces Suck Less', which was highly entertaining and one of the most popular talks of the event (based on the number of delegates adding it to their Ignite Schedule). It was loads of fun! In the hope of sparking a conversation and challenging the notion that happiness is all "airy-fairy", I've shared the link to my Talk here.
While at Ignite, I was honoured to be interviewed by the fabulous Adam Cogan on the '5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace' for SSW TV.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
AusCERT2017, Gold Coast
I'm excited to be invited as a panellist at this year's AusCERT event from 23-26 May - Australia's largest and oldest information security conference - with 4 amazingly talented ladies for a research-backed panel discussion on women and diversity, and the opportunities for women to achieve greater impact and success.
NDC Oslo, Norway
I'm honoured to be presenting once again at NDC Oslo 2017 from 12-16 June, which is always an informative, professional, and fun-filled event. This year I'll be presenting "Happiness 2.0: Strategies to Help You Kick Butt at Work", which builds on last year's #3 rated talk. Looking forward to speaking at this event once again!