- Panelist speaker at AcademyXi's event for new and aspiring Product Managers: What is Product Management? July, 2019.
- One of five contributors to an ebook, September 2018. Design Systems – Free ebook to download.
SydCSS 5th birthday, October 2018.
A design system product. How we manage Ansarada's design system as a product. Speakerdeck.
Web Directions, Code in Melbourne, August 2017.
Thanks to progressive enhancement, we can make use of new CSS properties, even when not everyone uses a browser that supports them. Here are some examples of CSS that we can use now; what we can use with care; and what we can be ready for. But, it's not all about using new CSS properties; we can all play a part in their development too. Slides are on Speakerdeck.
Beyond Tellerrand conference (Berlin), November 2016.
When everyone is so used to working with pages, it can be difficult to adopt a new way of thinking—particularly for those who are not designers and developers. This talk looks at how we can help everyone in the team adopt pattern thinking. This includes anyone with a decision to make—not just designers and developers. The whole team can start developing a shared vocabulary and attempt to make the challenge of naming things a little easier. Slides are available on Speakerdeck. Video is available on Vimeo.
Front End North conference (Sheffield) in September 2016.
Described above: CSS: Current Soon Someday.
Dot York Conference (York) in June 2016.
As a web developer, I’m learning all the time. I need to know how to make my code work, but more importantly, I want to understand why my code works. I’ve learnt most of what I know from people sharing what they know and I love that I can now do the same. In my talk I shared my highlights and frustrations of continuous learning, my experiences of working with a mentor and fitting it into my first year at Clearleft. The talk transcript is on my blog.
- UpFront Conference (Manchester), May 2016. I presented "From Pages to Patterns", which is described in my talk for Beyond Tellerand (above).
- Bytes mini conference (Brighton), October 2015. I spoke about building pattern libraries.
- I wrote an article for A List Apart: From Pages to Patterns: An exercise for everyone.
- Talk Web Design (London), a conference for students, May 2015. I spoke about my journey into the web industry.