Have you wanted to get started with a conference speaking career but don’t know how? It’s a lot easier than it appears on the outside!
Own Your Expertise. We are all experts of our own experience. Sharing our path, passion, and knowledge inspires others. We don’t need to know everything about a topic to have something valuable to say!
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I was inspired by three different sources to give a talk at Barcamp this past Saturday.
First, I attended the inaugural Write/Speak/Code conference last year. During the Write day, we learned how to own our expertise and write op ed columns (something that’s on my short term goal list). The Speak day was all about the mechanics of drafting and submitting talks. (Pam Selle and I spoke on the Code day about feminist models for open source participation).
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I gave a workshop today at Barcamp Philly that heavily drew from Julie Pagano’s workshop and slides. I reorganized the time frame (her workshop is a whole day and walks you through many more steps of conference presenting) and made it fit in a 45 minute time frame.
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Have a short deadline? Boss breathing down your neck?
Don’t start prowling github just yet! Work through the following steps first.
1. Determine what you need.
Sounds simple, but so often we skip this basic step.
Continue reading 5 Steps for Evaluating a Library
A recent question got me thinking about how I use logging in my development/debug process.
Don’t tell lies.
Remember that it’s easy to lie to yourself with logs. I can’t tell you how many times I have made incorrect assumptions about what is going wrong with my code based on the truth presented by the logs. Eventually after exhausting all the other options you finally start tracking down the real problem.
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When reading the reviews on one of the Android books I recommend, I came across this question:
I read the chapter on UI and the section on fragments. I followed the given example step by step and got it to work. So far so good. I then attempted to build my own solution of dynamically adding fragments to a layout. I’m none the wiser as to how to reference the views within each dynamically added fragment. The 3 things I really want to know about any control: (1) how to add statically, (2) how to add dynamically, (3) how to reference any view I place into the UI.
Fragments can be a tricky subject! I’ll break down the difference between static and dynamic fragments in this post to give you a better idea of how they work.
Continue reading Managing Static and Dynamic Fragments
tl;dr My favorite talk from the inaugural DroidCon in the United States was “Improving Facebook and Instagram in Emerging Markets.” A storify of my notes & tweets follow.
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I spent very rewarding 2 weeks in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico with Kids on Computers to install and maintain computer labs.
I touristed around Oaxaca City for two days: Day 1 and Day 2.
We moved the computers that were bought in country to Huajuapan de León, our home base for the labs.
Continue reading June Trip Report: Kids on Computers and Beyond
Stormy/Caleb, Hunter, and I set out for San Marcos Arteaga on Monday morning. We tried to find the combi station from Thomas’ oral directions but eventually ended up jumping in a cab (which was roughly the same price). It was another lovely ride through the mountains for about an hour.
Continue reading Escuela: Ricardo Flores Magon