A passionate API evangelist with a soft spot for IoT, mashups and a crazy great developer experience. I am curious, creative and consistently excel at developer support. As a speaker, I am dynamic, engaging and inspiring.
June 2014 – Present
As part of the Developer Relations Group I am committed to developer success.
Publication date: August, 2016
Quantifying your Fitness is an always-entertaining romp through a Rube Goldberg device including Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Twilio, and a custom remote API client for the Philips Hue lightbulb. The talk inspires and entertains while encouraging attendees to stretch their thinking to create new mashups between systems.
This presentation is all about helping new or nervous presenters to come at the presentation from a different angle - presenting it as a story where they overcame a problem (or didn’t!) rather than trying to go the tougher academic route of attempting to be the smartest person in the room.
I am relatively comfortable in several interpreted languages. In fact, I have a talk and repository - Becoming a Polyglot which creates an API engine in Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP and Ruby.
I’m less proficient with compiled languages although I’ve worked with them in the past. I’m interested in learning more about functional languages and am currently working on learning Go.
For teaching code examples I carefully craft a README and include a docker container for quick startup.
In my job as an API Evangelist, I create tutorials, guides, example code and blog posts to guide our developers to success. I also present my speaking topics in narrative format so people can understand the topic offline.