‘Development’ Category Archives

2
Aug

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner About Scaling Teams & Culture – Turing Fest

by Meri in Career, Conferences, Development, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

Thanks for welcoming me to beautifully cool Edinburgh, Turing Fest! Below are the slides and links to the books, talks, etc mentioned. Please do shout if I have forgotten anything.

Books & Tools & Talks Mentioned in This Talk

5
Nov

Creating Space to Be Awesome at ScotlandPHP2017

by Meri in Career, Conferences, Development, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations

I was pleased to deliver the closing keynote at ScotlandPHP 2017, thanks for having me to speak.

Slides and books and links below, also a few folks asked about my Be A Brilliant People Developer workshop and The Lead Developer conference — hope to see you there!

Books & Tools Mentioned in This Talk

If you’re new to coaching, you might also enjoy the talk I did on stealing coaching lessons from sports at Dare Conf Mini a couple of years back: video and slides.

26
Apr

Modern Leadership & Team Science: Creating Space to Be Awesome at QCon São Paulo

by Meri in Career, Conferences, Development, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations

Friends, thank you for putting up with my poor microphone handling skills and laughing at my daft jokes. You were a lovely welcoming audience today at QCon São Paulo. Slides and links to books and tools mentioned are here.

Books & Tools Mentioned in This Talk

If you’re new to coaching, you might also enjoy the talk I did on stealing coaching lessons from sports at Dare Conf Mini a couple of years back: video and slides.

21
Apr

Modern Management: Creating Space to Be Awesome

by Meri in Conferences, Development, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations, Project Management

Really enjoyed keynoting at Ground Control today. As promised, slides & links 🙂

Books & Tools Mentioned in This Talk

If you’re new to coaching, you might also enjoy the talk I did on stealing coaching lessons from sports at Dare Conf Mini a couple of years back: video and slides.

13
Feb

Awesome People Management with Agile – at Agile North East

by Meri in Development, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

Thanks for welcoming me to speak at Agile North East tonight — it’s always nice to be back in my adoptive hometown and the conversation tonight was especially fab.

Books & Tools Mentioned in This Talk

If you’re new to coaching, you might also enjoy the talk I did on stealing coaching lessons from sports at Dare Conf Mini a couple of years back: video and slides.

8
Dec

My Unicode & URLEncoding Hell

by Meri in Development

Struggling with a particularly nasty set of unicode & URL encoding bugs a couple of weeks back, I was reminded just how much I hate dealing with unicode and encodings.

Gave me an opportunity to brush up though, and to find a bunch of good resources I hadn’t seen before including:

And also to revisit some golden oldies & useful references:

Mostly posting as a reference for myself 😉

10
Oct

Baking In Accessibility — Fronteers 2014

by Meri in Conferences, Development, Diversity, Presentations, Web Design & Development

Thank you so much to the Fronteers Conf 2014 crew for inviting me to Amsterdam to speak about hacking people & process to make accessibility and other good practice intrinsic in how we work.

Books Mentioned in This Talk

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20
Jan

Stealing from Sports: Really Useful Coaching #DareConf Mini

by Meri in Conferences, Development, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

Really enjoying Dare Mini — here are my slides from my talk on coaching earlier today. Thanks for all the great feedback so far!

The Dare Mini folks have posted the videos — you can view mine here and all the others here (please consider donating if you benefit from them).