Practical Diversity — Expanded Edition

I was honoured to be asked to speak at two internal conferences recently — the first for GE Oil & Gas in Florence last week and the second in Amsterdam at’s Annual Meeting. I gave an extended version of my OpenTech Practical Diversity talk, diving into more detail on the challenges and practical approaches that we can take to make our workplaces more inclusive.

Interested in my giving this talk or running a workshop or seminar on Practical Diversity for your company or event? Get in touch by emailing

Geek Management

Today I spoke about people management (and how frankly terrifying it is) at the wonderful Dare Conf.

Here are my slides:

UPDATE(2): The nicely edited video is now up: Studies in Terror: Becoming a People Manager. You can also view many of the brilliant Dare Conf talks. They’ve been made freely available, but if you find them useful please donate so that Dare can return next year.

Books Mentioned in This Talk

My Upcoming Book

I’ve got a book coming out on this topic late 2013 / early 2014 — if you’re interested in hearing about it when it’s ready, please sign up here for updates about the book and occasional bundles of interesting links: Geek Management tinyletter.

Practical Diversity

Today I was delighted to speak at OpenTech 2013 as part of a diversity session. My slides can be found below — comments and suggestions for other things that work very welcome!

DevOps in the Wild

Meri will be presenting DevOps in the Wild at this Thursday’s Eduserv Symposium 2013: In With The New. The conference focuses this year on new ways of working and best practices for and from the public sector.

Hope to see you there — slides and link to blog post will be posted here after the event.

UPDATE: Meri has blogged over at Geek | Manager including the slides and also the links to further reading: DevOps in the Wild

Agile Content Management

Meri will be presenting on Agile Content Management at the London Content Strategy Meetup this Wednesday.

UPDATE: You can view her blog post over at Geek | Manager and the presentation was featured on the home page of Slideshare too.