Speaking

I am working to develop my speaking skills as I really enjoy sharing things that I’ve learnt and hopefully helping others. I learn a lot from the many great .NET speakers and hope to do my bit to give back to the community.

Below is the list of past and upcoming speaking engagements. If you have an event or user group that I might be able to attend, please contact me and we’ll see if we can make it happen. I am working to develop more talks that I want to share and as I do, I’ll add the abstracts here.

Upcoming

 

Looking for events in 2018!

 

Past

Advanced Developers Conference – 18th to 19th September 2017 – Cologne, Germany

Docker for .NET Developers

Location: Skillsmatter, CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB

Recording of talk

 

Progressive .NET 2017 – 13th to 15th September 2017 – London, UK

Docker for .NET Developers

Location: Skillsmatter, CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB

Recording of talk

 

.NET South East User Group – 22nd August – Brighton, UK

Docker for .NET Developers

Location: Madgex Ltd, 1 Gloucester Place, Brighton BN1 4AA

 

London .NET User Group – 8th August – London, UK

Docker for .NET Developers

Location: Skillsmatter, CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB

Recording of talk

 

Brighton ALT.NET Show and Tell – 4th April 2017 – Brighton, UK

Coding for the Greater Good with Humanitarian Toolbox

Current Talk Abstracts

Docker for .NET Developers

Length: 45-70 mins (Can be adjusted as necessary)

In this talk Steve will take you on a tour of Docker, a modern application packaging and containerisation technology that .NET developers can now leverage. Steve will share with you the Docker journey that his team are on, exploring their motivations for using Docker. You will learn the core terminology .NET developers need to know to begin working with Docker and explore demos that show how you can start using Docker with your own ASP.NET Core projects. Finally, Steve will demonstrate how he and his team have built a deployment pipeline using Jenkins and explore the AWS EC2 Container Services (ECS) configuration they have created to enable rapid, continuous delivery of their microservices.

How to Not Hate Public Speaking

In this talk Steve will explore the fear of public speaking and introduce the audience to his recent experience as a new speaker. Steve will share some tips and techniques around developing a talk and preparing to present it to an audience. As someone who has gone from fearing public speaking, to speaking at conferences in under one year Steve will share his journey and motive the audience to consider starting their own speaking journey.

The ability to speak comfortably in public is an extremely valuable skill for everyone to develop. Sharing with others is both rewarding and extremely valuable within our community. This talk will focus on getting out of one’s comfort zone and dealing with nerves and their associated effects. Still will provide advice around developing a talk and the preparations that he performs which can help reduce the anxiety and fear leading up to the delivering the talk. Still will talk about what to expect from speaking and some things to consider before, during and after a presentation.

Coding for the Greater Good with Humanitarian Toolbox

Length: 20-30 mins

Disaster can strike anyone, anywhere. The Humanitarian Toolbox is an open source initiative to build software for disaster relief – both for the Non-Governmental Organizations that are involved in disaster relief, the citizen volunteers that donate their time to assist during a disaster and the disaster victims themselves. Steve will take you along on the journey of Humanitarian Toolbox and explain how you can help change the world and save lives with software.

Speaker Bio

Steve Gordon is a senior developer based in Brighton, UK and Microsoft MVP. He works for Madgex developing and supporting their new product portfolio built on ASP.NET Core technologies. Steve is passionate about all things .NET related and has worked with ASP.NET for over 15 years. He is currently most focused on ASP.NET Core and Docker to build microservice based APIs. He enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog and at by giving talks at user groups and conferences. Steve is excited to be part of the .NET community and has recently founded .NET South East, a Brighton based, .NET User Group. He enjoys contributing to and maintaining OSS projects, most actively to the Humanitarian Toolbox. You can find Steve online at his blog and on Twitter @stevejgordon.

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