Speaking Engagements

Technology & Leadership

Building a Data Warehouse and ELT Pipeline with dbt October 14, 2023 DevFest Florida
One-hour classroom session on how to build a data warehouse and ELT pipeline with dbt. We'll discuss the benefits of ELT over ETL, and how dbt can help you build a data warehouse with automated testing and documentation.
Discussed building a positive mission-baed culture, with career development as a focus, in order to improve retention in a competitive hiring market. We also talked about proactive and continuous recruitment.
Orlando Devs Meet Up March 3, 2022
Spoke to a group of around 50 local developers about Nest Js and Echelon's transition to it from our legacy API.
I was a guest on this podcast to discuss my story and time management tips. On this discussion, I talk about "defensive scheduling" where you proactively use your schedule as a weapon. Plenty of references to Echelon Fitness, FloSports, MileSplit, and some of my favorite books: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Lean Startup.
Sports OTT Forum April 29, 2021 Panelist, Hosted by SVG
"OTT 2.0: The Cloud, Automation, Monitoring Drive Sports Streaming Efficiency" With larger audience and year-round subscriber bases and a greater portfolio of live events to support, what are sports content distributors leaning on to scale up their offerings? From delivery through the cloud to APIs and SDKs to streaming protocols to more advanced and hands-on monitoring, what tools, layers, and services are taking live sports streaming into the new generation?
Orlando Devs Meetup February 22, 2021
"Goodbye Lambda, Hello Kubernetes" Virtual developer meet-up, discussing our migration from AWS Lambda to Google Cloud and Kubernetes at FloSports.
Streaming Media Webinar October 22, 2020 Hosted by CloudFlare
"The Future of Video Streaming on the Edge with Serverless Computing, featuring FloSports" Learn how FloSports leverages Cloudflare's serverless platform to customize their code and deploy it to the edge so viewers across the world can seamlessly watch their live sports streaming.
Flagpole Webinar April 24, 2020
Virtual developer meet-up during COVID, hosted on Twitch, discussing the my open source QA Automation project called Flagpole.
OTT Day May 27, 2019 Panelist at NYC Conference
"When Smaller is Bigger: How Niche Streaming Services Take On the OTT Giants," Spoke on a panel of digital media executives at a conference hosted by 24i at Yotel in Manhattan.
Akamai TV Interview April 26, 2019 On Stage @ NAB in Las Vegas
"Live Sports: Managing Rapid Growth" - On stage at the Akamai booth in Las Vegas at the National Association of Broadcasters convention.

History & Social Justice

Historic Walking Tours 2023- Historic District
A few times a year, I schedule public walking tours of the historic district in Longwood, Florida. We meet at the Farmer's Market and spend an hour walking and talking about the history of the community. They are free, but any donations benefit the Longwood Historic Society.
Carols & Cocoa November 25, 2023 Host and tour guide
Planned and MCed this innagural holiday event in Historic Longwood. I led a tour of the historic district and spoke about the history of the community, followed by a cocoa and cider reception, a Christmas tree lighting, and caroling through the neighborhood.
Casa Feliz Parlor Series February 8, 2023 Casselberry Connection
Spoke about the history of Casselberry and Fern Park, Florida at the historic museum in Winter Park. Covered over a century of stories and the connection with architect James Gamble Rogers II in establishing an identity for the fledgling community.
13th Ammendment February 25, 2020 MC and Speaker at History Movie Night
I delivered a passionate talk about the nature of systematic oppression of Black Americans since the end of slavery, through its evolving forms. Then we watched the Netflix documentary. Afterwards, I moderated a panel discussion on race with local leaders.


Greed Geek Podcast February 2021
Hosted nine episodes of a weekly podcast on investing, business, and entrepreneurship.