image by David Barrie
This past weekend I gave a talk at Philly.NET Code Camp about my favorite document database, RavenDB and I feel it was well received. If I had to be critical of myself, I would argue that I had way too much content. My nerves as a first time speaker may have made me over compensate with code. That being said, my on-stage nerves were pretty solid. I also didn't take into account that people would be asking so many questions, which lead me to having to scrap my plan and go free-flow. There is a quote from Mike Tyson that I love.
Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.
- Mike Tyson
My Friend, Justin Rusbatch asked me "did you enjoy giving a talk? Think you'll do it again?" I can honestly say a resounding YES to both of those questions. I thought it was fun and having interaction with other developers was really fun. The real question is, what did the audience think? I will find out soon when I get the evaluation from the organizers.
I want to thank the people that came out and saw my talk, it really meant a lot to me, and I hope they learned something.
You can get the code for the talk on my Github page.