The Lead Developer is one of my favorite conferences of all time. The talks are great, the experience as a speaker and as an attendee is wonderful, and I always leave feeling inspired and included. Getting accepted is an enormous honor, because it’s a single-track conference – everyone is going to experience the same talks.
This year, I crafted this proposal especially for The Lead Developer, because where else would I be able to give a talk about motivating developers and animal training psychology? The talk is an interweaving of my experience as a technical writer, my observations from 20 years in technology, and the fresh perspective I got from dog training books.
This is a big crowd to get up in front of with a dog-clicker and a cheerful theory about writing documentation, but I really feel great about the talk and the conversation it sparked.
(if you’re wondering whether I coordinated my lipstick with the backdrop, the answer is HECK YES)