Here’s a selection of recordings of talks I’ve given at various conferences and tech meetups. I’m a regular at the German Perl Workshop, the London Perl Workshop, and London.pm’s tech meetups.
JOINall the things – Explaining complex join conditions with DBIx::Class at London.pm tech meetup in February 2019.
Do stuff with
_this– An overview of various modules to turn directories into web servers, such as App::HTTPThis and App::CGIThis. Recorded at the Swiss Perl Workshop 2018.
GDPR & location based games – I sent a GDPR request to Niantic for my Ingress account. This is what I got back and what you can do with it. Recorded at the German Perl Workshop 2020.
sqlite3 + DBIx::Class + MooseX::App::Cmd – … or figuring out if the Radio really only has 20 songs. Recorded at London.pm tech meetup in September 2019.
Recording Talks without a camera – At the German Perl Workshop in 2019 we only had one camera, but there were two tracks. This is how I rigged my spare phone, a powerbank and my bluetooth headphones to record the talks in the small room. Recorded at PerlCon Riga in 2019. You can also watch the recording I made during this talk.
Perl Weekly Challenge Lightning Talk – A quick intro to the Perl Weekly Challenge. Recorded on my phone at Barcelona Perl and friends 2019.
MooseX::App::Cmd und DBIx::Class gegen das Büro-Radio? – … or figuring out if the Radio really only has 20 songs. Recorded at the German Perl/Raku Workshop 2020.
WORKING WITH A DATABASE IN UNIT TESTS WHEN YOU HAVE A LARGE TEST SUITE, HOW TO WRAP PROVE AND MAKE STUFF AVAILABLE, – Recorded at the German Perl Workshop 2018.
Talks about training
Turning humans into developers with Perl – In this talk I explain my methodology for teaching apprentice software developers. I mainly use Perl, and often work with young trainees who start their professional careers with very little to no prior tech knowledge. I talk about the social aspects of being a mentor and show process examples that help with long-term motivation. Recorded at the PerlCon Riga in 2019.
Finding humans to turn into developers – I explain how to hire the right junior developers or trainees. I explore what qualities and soft skills to look for and how to figure out if someone really wants to be a developer. The methods I talk about have been used successfully in Germany as well as the UK. Recorded at the Swiss Perl Workshop 2018.
Progressing from humans to developers – Based on my previous talks (above), this details how software developer training might be structured using a progression framework. Recorded at the German Perl/Raku Workshop 2020.
Turning humans into developers with Perl – Recorded at the German Perl Workshop 2018
Finding humans to turn into developers – Recorded at the German Perl Workshop 2019.
Turning humans into developers from far, far away – How I had to relearn my job in a year of enforced remote work. Training, mentoring and management from the other side of the screen. Pre-recorded for the German Perl/Raku Workshop 2021.