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Public Speaking

I am an experienced public speaker and am particularly interested in speaking about the overlap between technology, government, public good, and culture. Some topics I am particularly well suited to speak about include:

  • Open source, free software, and government
  • Open government and open data
  • Technology as a disruptive force in established institutions
  • Practical advice for new professionals in public service
  • What you need to know about how government works, advice for tech professionals looking to make change
If you are interested in having me speak at your event please get in touch. In general I do not charge a fee for speaking, however I may need you to cover travel and accommodation costs if the speaking engagement is outside of Toronto.
  • APCC (http://www NULL.apcconline NULL.com/) – May 2013 – presented a talk titled “A Geek’s Guide to Speaking in Public”
  • CCICT (http://ccict NULL.ca/)– October 2011 – Spoke to high-school students about careers in IT
  • NXNEi (http://nxne NULL.com/interactive/)– June 2011 – Participated in a panel titled: “FRIEND OR FRIENEMY WITH GOVERNMENT ENGAGEMENT? DIRECTIONS OF ONLINE POLICY & POLITICS”
  • Showcase Ontario (http://www NULL.showcaseontario NULL.com/) – multiple years – Multiple speaking engagements to public sector professionals on aspects of social technology in the public sector
  • MISA 2010 (http://www NULL.misa NULL.on NULL.ca/en/index NULL.asp) – Case study on deploying social technology in the public sector