In January I presented at the Sydney ALT.NET user group about HTTPS, focusing on all the new advancements in this space and some long-held misconceptions too. It was well received so I re-presented it at the Port80 Sydney meetup in March.
I met Steve Cassidy from Macquarie University who was also presenting at the same Port80 meetup and I was invited to present the talk a third time as a guest lecture to second year Macquarie University Computer Science students on May 4th. The lecture was filmed but is only available to those with a student login. My slide deck from Port80 is available on SlideShare though.
This year my friend Aaron lead the organising of the return of the DDD conference in Sydney. I submitted a talk proposal and was fortunate to receive enough votes to earn a speaking slot. So, on Saturday May 28th I presented “Web Performance Lessons” which covered a variety of scenarios I had encountered while improving the performance of other people’s websites as part of my job at section.io. The talk was recorded by the conference sponsor SSW and is available to watch here. Also my slides can be viewed at SlideShare.
At the Port80 meetup in March I also met Mo Badran who organises the Operational Intelligence Sydney meetup. Mo asked if I could do a presentation of how section.io handles operations so on Tuesday May 31st I presented “Monitoring at section.io” where I shared a bunch of detail about our tools and processes for operational visibility at section.io, both for the platform itself, and for users of our CDN. Those slides are published on SlideShare too.
I’ll take a break from speaking in June and instead absorb what other people have to share at the Velocity conference in Santa Clara and take the opportunity to also check out the new section.io office in Colorado.
I know this blog has been quiet for a while. I have been posting most of my written content over at the section.io blog lately and will probably continue to blog there more often than here in the near future. Some of my recent posts include: