If you want me to talk about using Svelte with GraphQL, the Jamstack or anything else get in touch.
Recent talks, workshops and appearances
Here’s the list of talks, podcasts and livestreams I have done recently.
Three hour workshop for Building with SvelteKit and GraphQL.
Talking with Tim Bourguignon about my career switch from VBA analyst developer to web developer.
I joined Ale for an episode of Microsoft’s Developer Perspectives! A series championing the unique voices of the Windows community and members from around the world.
SvelteKit and the Content Layer
Livestream with Eddie Jaoude where we made a full stack CRUD app with Svelte.
Chatting with James Perkins about Dev Rel
Delivering Digital Content with GraphCMS
Building a blog using GatsbyJS and MDX, Build a Gatsby blog with MDX and Theme UI
I Have a Hammer, I was invited to talk about MDX at the MMT Gatsby meetup.
Slides here: https://i-have-a-hammer.vercel.app/
Spreading the Jamstack, I was invited to talk about the jamstack at Scale by the Bay.
Slides here: https://ss10.dev/jam-talk
Episode #10 - Mentioning, Finding a mentor when starting out as a beginner (and also after) is important and not always an easy task. In this episode, we will talk about everything you need to know when looking for a mentor, or becoming a mentor.
Markdown Showdown: all the things I know about markdown a 1-hour Markdown primer, which will lead into using Markdown with a Gatsby blog with MDX.
Episode #9 - a11y (Accessibility), Accessibility is an important part of every website and every developer should try implementing at least the most important accessibility features.
We will talk about what accessibility actually is, why it is important, and how to implement it.
Episode #8 - Content Creation, Whether it’s blog posts, video courses, live streams, or books - content creation is BIG, also for developers.
Brad Garropy (Live Stream), I joined Brad to talk him through setting up MDX Embed and ironing out some of the issues he was having after transitioning his site over to MDX from Markdown Remark.
Episode #7 - Mental Wellbeing As A Developer, Becoming and being a developer is not an easy task. Many challenges await us in the daily battle. It’s important to keep good mental wellbeing. We will talk about common problems among developers.
Episode #6 - Developer fitness, It’s not always easy to stay healthy as a developer. Especially because you are sitting in front of a desk for at least 8 hours a day. With our guests who are experts in fitness, we will find out what you can do to become a healthier developer.
Episode #5 - Down the CSS rabbit hole, In this episode, we will discuss CSS. There are entirely different worlds of CSS out there. One is positioning elements and making a pretty button. But there is this other world. The one where complete art pieces are done with just a single div element (or less). We talk about all of it.
Episode 4: How To Use Twitter For Yourself As A Developer, In this episode, we talk about how to get the most out of Twitter as a developer and how to grow your account.
Episode 3: Freelancing As A Web Developer, In this episode, we have some freelancing experts on the show to tell us how to get started, what to look out for, and how to enjoy the whole process of doing freelance work.
Episode 2: Learning and Unlearning How To Code, In this episode, we have some fantastic guests with different coding backgrounds that will talk with us about how to learn (and unlearn) how to code 💻📚
A podcast that explores the in’s and out’s of life as a developer. For the final episode in season one I talk to Rob Kendal and share my path into development from VBA analyst to web developer. Unsurprisingly I’m talking about the Jamstack and Gatsby JS.
I joined James Q Quick to talk about Gatsby Recipes and MDX. We talk through what Recipes are, how useful they can be, and how to use them. We also spend a significant amount of time talking about the power of using MDX, which allows you to embed React components right inside of your Markdown.
Episode 1: Coding Motivation, In this episode, we talk with Danny Thompson and Eddy Vinck about coding motivation and whether or not you need a college degree to get a job in tech.
I was asked by Jesse Martin from GraphCMS if I would like to do a talk at API Days London so I jumped at the chance!
I was asked to brief the Karmarama and Fjord engineering teams on what the Jamstack is and the advantages of using it.