Appearances

Nov 6, 2019

All Day DevOps

All Day DevOps

Online

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

Nov 4-8, 2019

W-JAX

W-JAX

Munich, Germany

  • How to Talk Like an Engineer

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

Oct 16-18, 2019

Connect Tech

Connect Tech

Atlanta, GA

  • Human Readable JavaScript

Aug 7, 2019

Agile 2019

Agile 2019

Washington, DC

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

July 18-19, 2019

KCDC

KCDC

Kansas City, MO

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

July 10, 2019

Greater Than Code

Greater Than Code

  • Episode 138 - Job Satisfaction

    Podcast

July 10, 2019

IT Energizer Podcast

IT Energizer Podcast

  • Build Genuine Relationships and Help Others to Unlock Your Full Potentional

    Podcast

July 8-9, 2019

DevOps Days DC

DevOps Days DC

Washington, DC

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps - Keynote

    Video

June 6-7, 2019

RevolutionConf

RevolutionConf

Virginia Beach, VA

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

April 24-26, 2019

Indy Code

Indy Code

Indianapolis, IN

  • How to Talk Like an Engineer

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

March 28-29, 2019

WITS - MidAtlantic

WITS - MidAtlantic

Washington, DC

  • A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

Nov 21, 2018

Greater Than Code Podcast

Greater Than Code Podcast

  • Episode 106 - Taking Up Space with Laurie Barth

    Podcast

Nov 9-10, 2018

SeaGL

SeaGL

Seattle, Washington

  • An Intermediate Vocabulary of Tech

    Video

July 11-13, 2018

Kansas City Developer Conference

Kansas City Developer Conference

Kansas City, Missouri

  • Turning CNC Code into a UI - A Javascript Project

May 18, 2018

NationJS

NationJS

Washington, DC

  • How to Build a UI That Can Live Forever

May 11-13, 2018

PyCon

PyCon

Cleveland, OH

  • Your Pycon App Can Support Everything

March 2, 2018

The Lead Dev

The Lead Dev

Austin, Texas

  • Building Tech for the Non-Technical

    Video

June 23, 2017

DC Full Stack

DC Full Stack

Arlington, VA

  • The Tablecloth Trick - Legacy Modernization with Minimal User Process Disruption

    Video

Current Talks

Human Readable JavaScript

Love JavaScript? Awesome! Hate JavaScript? That's ok! We know that JavaScript hasn't been very easy to read in the past, lots of dollar signs and slick one-liners.
The good news is that things have gotten better! In this talk we'll look at some of the syntax ES2015+ introduced to help us write more readable code for our coworkers and our future selves.

How to Talk Like an Engineer

It is often said that the hardest problem to solve is when two people are talking about different things but believe they are talking about the same thing. As you grow in your engineering career being able communicate about problems effectively is perhaps your single most important skill. This talk is about adding to a dictionary of common vocabulary. I'm here to arm you with the confidence and drive to revisit your technical communication skills and improve them.

A Software Engineer's Guide to DevOps

I'm a software engineer who spends her time writing code and developing apps. I have a pretty good grasp of the vocabulary and technologies relevant to my job. But what happens when another facet of engineering, one that is gaining a lot of traction and has a large footprint of its own starts becoming more and more relevant to my day to day tasks? Well, that's exactly what happened to me last year when DevOps became a big part of my role. This is my attempt to impart all of that knowledge onto you.

The Forever UI

How do you build a tool that can live forever? A tool that can evolve along with updates, and new hardware and ever changing technical specs? This talk is about a tool that does just that. What it does. How it works. And how we built it.

Building Tech for the Non-Technical

Everyone has blindspots. For developers it is often taking for granted certain technical skill sets. So what happens when you need to build a system for people without those skills? How do you adjust? What do you use as a reference point for common knowledge? How do you get out of your own head?

The Tablecloth Trick: Legacy Modernization Without User Process Disruption

Everyone has encountered a system that just had to be upgraded. But often that happens when users are used to the system and aren’t looking for a change. This is a series of stories for how companies have tried and failed and learned along the way. You’ll come away with some new pitfalls to avoid.