I describe myself as incurably curious. I love listening to people talking about something they’re passionate about– whether it directly relates to my professional career or not and whether it is a topic that I consider myself expert at or complete newbie. It is nice to get new related and unrelated skills, as well as solidify existing understanding.

Here are all the things I do to stay current & boost my skills:

  • Watch Remote Conferences/Meetups
  • Watch Webinars
  • Listen to/Watch Podcasts
  • Read Books
  • Attend Training Sessions/Bootcamps
  • Attend Conferences
  • Attend Meetups

2022

EventAffiliationDate
Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It
By: Maelle Gavet
Sep 01
Flex Course: Headless WordPress Development
Session 2: Exploring WordPress as an API
Reclaim HostingAug 25
Flex Course: Headless WordPress Development
Session 1: What is Headless WordPress?
Reclaim HostingAug 23
Clients Ruining Designs, Blocks vs Meta, Reselling Client WorkWP CaféAug 03
Builder Basics: Headers and Footers in Full Site EditingWordPress Social LearningApr 12
Hello Blocks! Coding a Custom BlockWordPress Social LearningMar 28
Beginner’s Guide to Full Site EditingWordPress Social LearningMar 15
Understanding DisplayConffabMar 14
Cool Tools for PHP DevelopmentMergePHPJan 13

2021

EventAffiliationDate
This Week in WordPress #190WP Builds LiveDec 20
State of the Word 2021WordPressDec 14
BU Training: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Foundations, working agreements, cultural norms & dominant culture. Intersectionality & positionality, biases, equity & justice, racism, micro-aggressions.
BU Organizational Development and LearningNov 03
& Nov 10
Building Twenty Twenty-OneWP CaféApr 06
Elevate Spring Summit on Engineering LeadershipPlatoMar 11
Women: listen, learn, share, and hold my hand!
Interview with Gabriela Mayer
Event Info | Video
Microsoft Reactor SydneyMar 11
How to Champion Change for a Better Workplace
Event Info | Video
Microsoft Reactor SydneyMar 10
Building an Inclusive Tech Community: Hear from Community Leaders
Event Info | Video
Microsoft Reactor SydneyMar 10
DE{CODE} 2021WP EngineMar 04
Personalizing the JamstackCertified Fresh EventsFeb 25
Thinking in ReactReactTraining.comFeb 22
Decoding Coding ReactMicrosoft Reactor SydneyFeb 17
Recognizing and Rectifying Your Mistakes as an Engineering LeaderLeadDevFeb 17
Build Continuous Integration (CI) Workflows by Using GitHub ActionsReactor SydneyFeb 16
Hour with a Tech RecruiterTreehouse Guest Speaker SeriesFeb 11
The Case for Web AccessibilityCertified Fresh EventsFeb 11
Laying the Foundations for Remote Success: Building an Effective Distributed Team CultureLeadDevFeb 10
Better Virtual MeetingsNetworkplacelessFeb 09
Exploring Tailwind CSS
Event Info | Video
Microsoft Reactor SydneyJan 28
YOU GOT THIS From Your Couch
Event Info | Videos
You Got ThisJan 16
LeadDev LiveLeadDevJan 21
Become an Effective Software Engineering ManagerLeaddev BookmarkedJan 12

2020

EventAffiliationDate
WordPress “Mega Meetup”: The “End of 2020” EpisodeSouth Florida WordPress Meetup GroupDec 22
State of the Word 2020WordPressDec 17
2020 in Review: What We Learned About Remote WorkBoundlessDec 16
The Developer’s Pandemic Survival GuideCertified Fresh EventsDec 10
Embedding Observability into your Engineering CultureLeadDevDec 01
Jamstack 101: Getting Started with EleventyCertified Fresh EventsNov 12
Strategies for Creating Cultures of Innovation in Engineering TeamsLeadDevNov 11
Realizing empathy: Seung Chan Lim in conversationLeadDevNov 10
Working with Large Global TeamsWomen in WPNov 02
Disruptions vs. Deep Work: Asynchronous Communication and the Remote WorkplaceSlackOct 15
BridgE Executive Series:
Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower
Etsy’s BridgE ERGOct 14
Preventing and Managing BurnoutNetworkplacelessOct 13
WP Accessibility DayWPAccessibilityOct 02
Jamstack 101: Using Gatsby with NetlifyCertified Fresh EventsOct 01
Panel Discussion: The Power of Visibility to Unblock CollaborationLeadDevSep 30
Elevate 2020
(Managing Engineering Teams track)
PlatoSep 24
Panel Discussion: Establishing Experimentation as a Core Part of Your Project WorkflowLeadDevSep 23
Panel Discussion: Making the modern CTOLeadDevSep 09
Panel Discussion: Reducing Barriers and Elevating BIPOCWorkplacelessSep 08
DevOpsDays ChicagoDevOpsDaysSep 01
Building Your First WordPress PluginPostStatusAug 20
How Machine Learning Works: An Intro to Gradient Descent in JSCertified Fresh EventsAug 14
New MySQL Features That You May Have MissedMergePHPAug 13
LeadDev Live Summer 2020: Let’s Engineer our FutureLeadDev / White October EventsAug 12
Get Moving with GitHub ActionsReactor SydneyAug 10
WPCampus Online 2020WPCampusJul 29-30
CodeLand DistributedDEV & CodeNewbieJul 23
Remote Work Communication Challenges – Are You Prepared?
Video | Recap
NetworkplacelessJul 15
Leaders, Put Your People First!Let’s Humanize The WorkplaceJun 30
Neuroscience and MotivationCTO Craft BytesJun 26
A Day of Collective Engagement: Racism and Antiracism, Our Realities and Our Roles
Schedule | Videos
BU Diversity & InclusionJun 24
Dealing with People Debt:
How to manage the thorny issues of cultural and team debt, without your team imploding.
CTO Craft BytesJun 19
Diversity Reboot 2020: The Future Of The Inclusive WorkplacePowerToFly Jun 15-17
Dealing with BurnoutCTO Craft BytesJun 12
Live Discussion on Gutenberg Theme DevelopmentWP CaféJun 11
COVID-19 and the LGBTQIA+ ExperienceBU Diversity & InclusionJun 10
WP Engine Summit/2020WP EngineJun 10
How to Foster a More Inclusive EnvironmentPowerToFlyJun 09
WordCamp EuropeWordCampJun 05-06
WordSesh AmericasWPSessionsMay 27
Managing The Current Uncertainty for WP Agencies [Live Panel Discussion]WebDev StudiosMay 21
JAMstack FTWCertified Fresh EventsMay 15
Falling in Love with the Command Line and GitHub CLICertified Fresh EventsMay 04
CTO Craft Bytes – On Navigating UncertaintyCTO Craft BytesMay 01
Byteconf React 2020ByteconfMay 01-02
Women of React 2020Women of ReactApr 25
Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Challenging TimesBU AlumniApr 24
Let Go of Imposter Syndrome and PerfectionismBU AlumniApr 23
How to Get Your Dream Community Job (and Nail the Interview)Jono BaconApr 22
Media Manipulation in an Age of QuarantineBU AlumniApr 21
How Servant Leadership Can Help You Connect with Your TeamPowerToFlyApr 20
WordCamp Santa ClaritaWordCampApr 18
Successful Leadership for Managing Remote TeamsBU AlumniApr 16
Innovation is Impossible without Psychological SafetyMicrosoft Reactor SydneyApr 15
Remote Work SummitThe Remote LifeApr 14-16
Lockdown ConfFreeCodeCampApr 14
Getting SASSy During COVID-19Women in WPApr 13
Post Status Live: Effective Agency Management & Client WorkPostStatusApr 10
How to Cultivate Community in Times Like TheseSamsung NextApr 08
Meet the Experts: Tim O’Reilly and David Heinemeier HanssonO’ReillyApr 08
LeadDev Live Spring 2020LeadDev / White October EventsApr 07-08
Going Remote: 24×7 Qps Livestream Q&ABasecampApr 05
Sustainably Expanding SkillsKent C. DoddsApr 05
Remote Control SummitSugar Five DesignApr 04-05
The Art of NetworkingBostonSpeaksApr 03
At Home with EFF: An Online Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital RightsElectronic Frontier FoundationApr 02
WPBlockTalkWordPress.orgApr 02
How To Communicate On CameraBostonSpeaksApr 01
Managing Your Career in the Age of CoronavirusBU AlumniMar 31
The Art of Listening: Communication and Leadership WorkshopBostonSpeaksMar 30
WordCamp San Antonio 2020 OnlineWordCampMar 28-29
Working Remotely, SuccessfullyMiroMar 26
Succeeding in Open SourceBoston PHPMar 25
Getting Real About Virtual EventsMiroMar 25
Demystifying PWAsCertified Fresh EventsMar 25
Building a More Effective & Less Painful Feedback Dynamic at WorkBU AlumniMar 25
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in Uncertain TimesPostStatusMar 24
WordSesh Asia/PacificWPSessionsMar 23-25
Torque Social HourWP EngineMar 23
Live AMA: In-Person to Virtual User GroupsMiroMar 23
Tools for Remote Teams (That Let You Keep Control of Your Data and Privacy)Platform.shMar 23
PancakesCon 2020: Quarantine EditionPancakesConMar 22
LeadDev New York 2019 – Select Videos:
Technical Leadership and Glue Work
Creating a Career Ladder for Engineers
Crucial Career Conversations: a Framework in Practice
Leading Engineering Teams Through Massive Change
Remote-first Teams Work Better
Resilience Engineering Mythbusting
Managing the Burnout Burndown
LeadDev / White October EventsMar 21
Remote Work AMA: Chat with the expertsMiroMar 19
LeadDev Berlin 2019 – Select Videos:
Becoming a Team, One Pixel at a Time
Crafting Effective 1:1s for Distributed Teams
Software Engineering Practices to Improve Management
Cultivating Architecture
Breaking the (Developer) Silos
Writing effective documentation
Creating an Inclusive Engineering Culture
Strategies for Making Impossible Decisions
How to Affect Change Without Losing your Job
LeadDev / White October EventsMar 18
LibrePlanet 2020: Free the FutureFree Software FoundationMar 14-15
Stay Home and Stay Productive: Tips From a Fully Remote CompanyGreyscalegorillaMar 13
Crash Course in Remote ManagementVaya Consulting and AutomatticMar 05
Project Management FundamentalsCorporate Education GroupFeb 25-26
World IA Day Boston 2020World IA DayFeb 22
Going ServerlessCertified Fresh EventsFeb 21
DE{CODE} 2020WP EngineJan 29
BostonWP January MeetupBoston WordPressJan 27
Improving Website PerformanceCertified Fresh EventsJan 17

2019

EventAffiliationDate
Is Visual Development the Future?Certified Fresh EventsDev 18
backendlessConf_ZeitDec 14
Week 11-12: Final Projects
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPNov 18
Week 10: JS in WP Themes and Plugins
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPNov 11
The Perceptive Leader w/ Kathy PearsonBU Choose to Learn: Live Nov 05
Week 9: Project – Building a Custom Block
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPNov 04
A Guide to Professional Development for DevelopersCertified Fresh EventsOct 31
Diversity in Teams w/ Hutch HutchinsonBU Choose to Learn: Live Oct 30
Week 8: Block Development
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPOct 28
WPCampus Speaker TrainingWPCampusOct 28
The World-Wide WorkEthan Marcotte
via the New Adventures Conference
Oct 22
Week 7: Introduction to React
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPOct 21
Week 6: Project – Headless JS & WP Site
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPOct 14
Week 5: WordPress APIs & JavaScript API Calls
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPOct 07
Week 4: Advanced Topics in JavaScript
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPSep 30
Week 3: UI Library Project
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPSep 23
Week 2: JavaScript in the Browser
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPSep 16
Week 1: JavaScript Fundamentals
The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp
JavaScript for WPSep 09
Leadership Is Not an Option, It’s a Necessity by IBMProduct SchoolAug 14
The JavaScript for WordPress ConferenceJavaScript for WPJul 11-12
Why DevRel Matters to YouCertified Fresh EventsJun 25
BostonWP June MeetupBoston WordPressJun 24
LeadDev LondonLeadDev / White October EventsJun 11-12
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Travis Bradberry
Jun 08
Be a Brilliant People Developer
(LeadDev London Workshop)
LeadDev / White October EventsJun 10
BostonWP April MeetupBostonWPApr 29
17 Ways to Undo Mistakes with Git and TowerFeb 22Apr 02
BostonWP March MeetupBoston WordPressMar 25
Libre Planet 2019: Trailblazing Free SoftwareFree Software FoundationMar 23-24
Why meaningful content matters in Higher EdGather ContentMar 21
Break Through to a Digital CultureGartnerMar 20
M.A.P. Session 5: Final Presentations
∙ Final Presentation on Change Management Program
BU HRMar 12
M.A.P. Session 4: Business Acumen, Pt. 2
∙ Negotiation Deep Dive
∙ Executive Presence
BU HRMar 07
M.A.P. Session 3: Business Acumen
∙ FIERCE Conversations
∙ Change Management & Simulation
BU HRFeb 27
Building and future-proofing your WordPress sites with the Genesis FrameworkWP EngineFeb 27
The Fundamentals of a Higher Education Content Governance PlanGather ContentFeb 26
Dealing with Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome & AnxietyCertified Fresh EventsFeb 22
How to Get the Writing DoneGather ContentFeb 19

How Gen Z is Changing EverythingWP EngineFeb 13
Remote: Office Not Required
by Jason Fried
Feb 12
Building relationships for better workflow: getting stakeholder buy-in across a siloed organisationGatherContentFeb 12
An inside look at ContentOps from Cornell, Illinois State and moreGatherContentFeb 07
Effective Workplace Negotiations w/ Moshe CohenBU Choose to Learn: LiveFeb 05
M.A.P. Session 2: Your Impact as Manager
∙ Mastering Emotional Intelligence
∙ Diversity & Inclusion (SpeakOUT)
∙ 360 Reviews & Action Plan
BU HRFeb 04
WPCampus Online 2019WPCampusJan 31

BostonWP Meetup 10 Year AnniversaryBoston WordPressJan 28
It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
by Jason Fried
M.A.P. Session 1: Managing Through Others
∙ Fierce Foundations, Feedback, Delegation
∙ Introduction to Coaching, Training & Feedbak
BU HRJan 14

2018

EventAffiliationDate

Live Q&A: Gutenberg at WordCamp US
Gutenberg Times
Dec 14

Planning Before Pixels: Create with PurposeAquent GymnasiumDec 11

Creating Gutenberg
Gutenberg Times
Nov 30
Has Web Development Become Difficult?Certified Fresh EventsNov 27
Ethics in Software EngineeringCertified Fresh EventsSep 18
Developing Success – How to continue learning as a developer & learn from your failuresCertified Fresh EventsApr 05
Libre Planet 2018: Freedom Embedded Free Software FoundationMar 24-25
LoopConf 2018LoopConfFeb 21-23
Falling in Love with AccessibilityWP EngineFeb 14

2017

EventAffiliationDate
BostonWP October MeetupBoston WordPressOct 30
Going ServerlessCertified Fresh EventsOct 20
Exploring JavaScript FrameworksCertified Fresh EventsOct 05
BostonWP August MeetupBoston WordPressAug 28
WPCampus 2017WPCampusJul 14-15
BostonWP June MeetupBoston WordPressJun 26
Out of Office: Work in the Digital Age ’17Human MadeMay 30
Design and ExclusionAutomatticApr 21
Libre Planet 2017Free Software FoundationMar 25 – 26
React Conf ’17ReactMar 13 – 14
The Lead Developer NY ’17
(Archived videos watched on 3/20)
White October EventsFeb 21
Musings on the WordPress REST APIPantheonFeb 28
LoopConf 2017LoopConfFeb 07-08
Building Better and more Intuitive Interfaces with the WordPress REST API and AngularJS
(LoopConf 2017 Workshop)
LoopConfFeb 06
BostonWP January MeetupBoston WordPressJan 30
WP Campus Online 2017WP CampusJan 23

2016

EventAffiliationDate
BostonWP December MeetupBoston WordPressDec 19
CSS4 Grid: True Layout Finally ArrivesBoston CSSDec 14
Bostonwp November MeetupBoston WordPressNov 28
Work Rules!
by Laszlo Bock
Sep 17
Node.JS Boston: let [meetup, month] = [‘Node.JS Boston’, ‘April’]Node.JS BostonApr 21
Libre Planet 2016: Fork the SystemFree Software FoundationMar 19-20
Collaborating with DesignersBoston CSSMar 09

2015

EventAffiliationDate
Future of Web AppsFuture InsightsNov 12-13
Inside Hearst’s New Agile Design ProcessMonotypeOct 20
Creating Sustainability in WP Client Handoff & Recovering from a WordPress HackBoston WordPressSep 28
GAME ON! Exploring the Boston Video Game IndustryChildren’s Media AssociationAug 13
CodeConf 2015GithubJun 25-26
Design the FuturePenn StateJun 22-24
The Internet Age – Founders to FutureISOCJun 11
Analytics SEO UpdatesDudaMay 27
LoopConf 2015LoopConfMay 07-08
A Better World Through Integrated Testing -and- Building Themes with the REST API
(LoopConf Workshop)
LoopConfMay 06
Libre Planet 2015: Free Software EverywhereFree Software FoundationMar 21-22
Wild World Web and Styling Forms Semantically & AccessiblyBoston Front End DevelopersFeb 25
Comparing Static Site Engines with Brian RinaldiSFHTML5Feb 18
The Art of Asking
by Amanda Palmer
Feb 10
Putting the “we” in Januar-we!BostonJSFeb 04
Browser-Based Virtual Reality in HTML5SFHTML5Jan 16

2014

EventAffiliationDate
hack.summit()hack.hands()Dec 01-04
An Evening with Dan BricklinBoston PHPNov 20
Open Con 2014Right to Research Coalition & SPARCNov 15-16
Cultural Innovation Day BerlinALEXNov 15
Ultimate Developer EventFuture InsightsOct 30
Future of Web AppsFuture InsightsOct 28-29
Boston Quantified Self Show&Tell #BQS17Boston Quantified SelfOct 21
Perf Like a Pirate!SFHTML5Sep 19
Boston Festival of Indie GamesBostonFIGSep 13
JavaScript ArtBostonJSSep 03
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2014 ConferenceCenter for Democracy & TechnologyJun 09-10
May Meetup (Love Shortcodes More, Creating Contributors, and Favorite Plugins)Boston WordPressMay 19
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2014 BostonFresh Tilled Soil and Future InsightsMay 15
Libre Planet 2014: Free Software, Free SocietyFree Software FoundationMar 22-23
Edge Conf 2014 LondonFT Labs and AdobeMar 21
Mountain West Javascript 2014Mountain WestMar 17-18
Ember all the things!Boston Front End DevelopersFeb 26
Plugin Roundup and Dev Theme FrameworksBoston WordPressFeb 24
Community Outreach Planning SessionLibrePlanet Boston Desktop GNU/Linux Users GroupFeb 12

2013

EventAffiliationDate
Ultimate Developer EventFuture InsightsNov 21-22
Building Client-Side Web Applications with Backbone.JS and Coffeescript
(Ultimate Developer Event Workshop)
Future InsightsNov 20
Web Unleashed 2013FITCNov 07
Don’t Go Back to School
by Kio Stark
Oct 20
Open Hardware SummitOpen Source Hardware AssociationSep 06
Ember 1.0 Install FestBoston Ember.js GroupSep 05
Data Visualization in the BrowserBoston Front End DevelopersMay 22
Content Strategy for Mobile
by Karen McGrane
Apr 16
National Conference for Media ReformFree PressApr 05-07
The future of JS modules and dependency managementBoston JavascriptApr 04
How & Why to Root Your Android Device and/or Install ROMs/RadiosLibrePlanet Boston Desktop GNU/Linux Users GroupApr 03
Building a Modern Web Application: Full Stack JavascriptIntelligent.lyApr 02
An in depth look at Object Oriented CSSCascade BostonMar 26
Libre Planet 2013: Commit ChangeFree Software FoundationMar 23-24
BWPM March2012: WordPress/Social & Advanced Meta Box’s in WPBoston WordPressMar 18
Adobe CreateNow BostonAdobeMar 11
Getting Hired and Landing That Dream GigBoston Front End DevelopersFeb 27
Create Your Own Flexible Grid System & Launching a Career in Front End DevBoston Front End DevelopersJan 23

2012

Event Affiliation Date
Web Odyssey: 2013 & Front End Performance MattersBoston Front End DevelopersNov 28
Web Unleashed @ Bentley CollegeFITCNov 08-09
Environmental Design on the WebBoston Front End DevelopersOct 24
HTML5 Prototyping + Using HTML5 to Create Windows 8 AppsBoston Front End DevelopersSep 26
Building an iOS and Android Application with App CloudBoston Front End DevelopersJul 25
Adobe Night: Cross-Platform Apps with PhoneGap & A Better WebBoston Front End DevelopersJun 27
An all-Sass evening: Tips, Tricks and Best-practices on using Sass and CompassBoston Front End DevelopersMay 23
jQuery: Two New Features That Really Matter and Pragmatic Responsive Web DesignBoston Front End DevelopersApr 25
Global Censorship Conference at Yale Law SchoolThomson Reuters InitiativeMar 30

2011

EventAffiliationDate
Speaker: Nicholas Zakas on High Performance JavaScriptWeb Performance BostonNov 03
Silicon Valley Human Rights ConferenceAccessNowOct 25-26
Patent Absurdity Screening at NEIANEIAOct 06
INET Philadelphia 2011Internet SocietyOct 05
jQuery Conference 2011: BostonThe jQuery FoundationOct 01-02
Software Freedom Day 2011 at NEIADigital Freedom FoundationSep 02
ISOC’s INET Conference NYCInternet SocietyJun 14
NASA OpenSourceSummitNASAMar 29-30
Libre Planet 2011Free Software FoundationApr 19
National Conference for Media ReformFree PressApr 08-10

2010

Event AffiliationDate
Software Freedom Day 2010 at NEIADigital Freedom FoundationSep 16-17
Libre Planet 2010Free Software FoundationMar 19-21