During school time (2006-2009), my colleagues and I used to organise Meetups among the IT classes. That allowed me to develop speaking capabilities and to gain the taste of sharing knowledge.
Finding time, it is a really hard task. However, I must get updated with all the trends and developments about the Web world. That's quite a challenge as everything is moving way too fast, which is good. A way to motivate myself to learn something, is the willingness to share with others. So that's my passion, and also the way I keep myself updated.
Speaking at Meetups
As I mentioned above, I was organising Meetups at my school back in the days. More recently, I was involved on the organisation of the NonDutch Frontend Meetup which I spoke on the first edition about "Yes, you can use Web Components in Prodution". This was in August 2016.
The month after, I had the privilege to get invited for a Meetup outside of the Netherlands. I got into the The Rolling Scopes: Gdansk, Poland on September 2016. On that Meetup, I also spoke about Web Components.
Speaking in conferences
Conferences sounds a bit more intimidating than meetups: they are great in audience, and the approach is totally different. So far I spoke on the following conferences:
- Cherry-Pick 2016 (Porto, Portugal): "Quickly Prototype Web Apps using MEAN.js"
- Mobile Optimized 2016 (Minsk, Belarus): "Ionize your Web App"
- Pixels Camp 2016 (Lisbon, Portugal): "Prototype Web Apps using MEAN.js"
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