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I love watching interesting talks on various subjects. I also love making talks and presenting in front of people.
I once made TEDx talk on mindfulness. I only have a transcript of it
. I hope to give more talks of my own soon.
I mark talks that I found interesting
Growing a Language - Guy Steele (1998)
John Sundell - Sharing (2018)
Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle (2012)
Drupal and the secret of my success | Steve Francia
Apple WWDC 1997 Closing Keynote - Steve Jobs Fireside Chat
Simplicity Matters - Rich Hickey (2012)
MVC is Not Your Problem - Joachim Kurz (2018)
10 Things I Regret About Node.js - Ryan Dahl (2018)
Make Data Structures" by Richard Feldman (2018)
How Your Systems Keep Running Day After Day - John Allspaw
A (Not So Gentle) Introduction To Systems Programming In ATS - Aditya Siram (2017)
Giving a talk, it is often best to start with a
I love the virtual conf format of "play pre-recorded video while speaker engages with the audience in chat". As a speaker, I enjoy interacting with the audience this way throughout the entire talk, and being able to answer questions without losing any speaking time.
Give a roadmap whenever you start speaking. Signpost every argument. Explicitly state the implications of your arguments. Good debaters talk about facts, great ones talk about framing.
My number one tip for giving conference talks: you're telling a story. Don't just read bullet points from slides!
How to prepare a talk
Ask HN: What is your favorite tech talk? (2018)
Awesome conference practices
Your IDE as a presentation tool
Really like this way of using a textual overview to present the talk
List of talks that are worth watching
Tech talks that'll change how you think (2019)
Preparing for a Tech Talk, Part 1: Motivation (2018)
Preparing for a Tech Talk, Part 2: What, Why, and How (2019)
- Like Youtube, but for developers.
Speaking at conferences 101
Ask HN: What are some resources to improve speaking skills? (2019)
Tips for public speaking
How to quickly create a talk from scratch
Speaking At Technical Conferences
- Conference planning tool focused on providing the best experience for organisers, speakers, reviewers, and attendees alike.
On Conference Speaking (2017)
How to run an Effective Board Meeting and make an Effective Board Deck
How to Speak course
Alexis King's talks
Speaking Tips (2020)
- Your public speaking portfolio.
List of best talks (2020)
Badass Conference Talks
- Tool for running workshops easily in the cloud.
Ask HN: Best Talks of 2020?
Tech Talk Tips
Notes on Speaking at EnthusiastiCon 2020
- Improvisational comedy structures. (
Learn to be a great public speaker online in 8 weeks (2021)
How to become a better public speaker
- Awesome speakers in the programming and design communities.
Ask HN: How to Speak Confidently? (2021)
Transitions: The easiest way to improve your tech talk (2018)
Ask HN: Best online speech / public speaking course? (2021)
Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Callender Hogan
Best of 2020 in Tech Talks
Presentation tips for performing professional Swift talks (2021)
Reflection of Speaking in Public (2021)
Public speaking tips I’ve learned through trial and error