Speakers: David Needham

  • David Needham: Find that bug you made months ago with Git Bisect

    WordCamp Europe 2019Speaker: David Needham

    December 30, 2019 — You made a mistake months ago, and a part of the site is broken. No one noticed at first, but now the client is upset, so you need to fix it…and fast! But where in the code was this bug introduced? What if David told you there’s a tool hidden within Git to quickly find when a bug was committed and then fix it? Git Bisect allows you to comb through dozens of commits at once and find the culprit in seconds, even when you don’t know when it happened or what file was edited. Once you understand the basics, David will take it a step further with automation.

  • David Needham: Presentation Skills for Humans

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: David Needham

    March 28, 2017 — Maybe you get nervous when you think about speaking to a group of people. The thought of standing at the front of the room, being silently judged by your peers and people that know more than you might just be enough to convince you not to take the plunge. But you have a lot of great experience to share and a subject you are passionate about!

    It might not sound easy, especially at first, but public speaking can be incredibly fulfilling. Learn how to prepare for a presentation of any type and walk away looking like a champ.

    In this session I will:
    – Introduce 5 proven techniques to calm your nerves when speaking to groups.
    – Discuss ways to boost your confidence and communicate your points clearly.
    – Highlight the Do’s and Don’ts of using slides in your presentations.
    – Convince you that speaking at your next meetup or camp is the best thing you can do.

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