2011 Conference Recap

In previous years, I’ve reviewed & covered each conference as I went to them. In 2011, I got so busy that I gave up midway through the year and just decided to do a recap at the end.. it’s only now that I realized how many I actually attended. So without further ado.. here are […]


Interview Tip: Passion will Win the Day

Although I attended the event below on behalf of my employer Twilio, this is not necessarily their position on this topic. I write representing my own opinion and thoughts.. Last week, I was tapped to represent Twilio at the Made In Austin recruiting event at University of Texas-Austin. While the event was well-organized, the students […]


Friday Night Hacks – August 2011

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Austin’s first Friday Night Hacks hosted by Damon Clinkscales. When he first told me about the concept, I was intruiged: Friday Night Hacks is an opportunity to connect, share ideas, build cool stuff and launch projects into the community. We typically do this into […]


php|tek 2011 Closing Remarks

A few weeks ago at php|tek, I was lucky enough to deliver the Closing Remarks. Well.. it was less “lucky” and more of a “wait.. you haven’t done anything this week, make yourself useful.” So after a week of sessions, midnight hackathons, midnight unconference, tornados, power outages, a red carpet entrance, a family reunion, I […]


php|tek 2011 Hackathon

If you haven’t figured out by now, I attend quite a few conferences and catch a lot of presentations from numerous speakers. I’ve found that most presenters have a sweet spot. They’re good at expressing a concept but don’t get into the code. Others can build ridiculously powerful applications but couldn’t describe the concept if […]