Speaking

I've been lucky enough to chat shit on stage at a bunch of conferences in my career. I'm currently interested in speaking about design's role in mental health at conferences with a diverse speaker lineup and a Code of Conduct.

Speaking Requirements

Diversity & Inclusivity

An event without a diverse range of speakers (and thusly opinions and experiences) will never be great. I’ll only speak at events that have a diverse lineup and a keynote speaker that isn’t another boring ass white dude.

A Code of Conduct

Diversity means nothing if people don’t feel safe at an event. I only speak at events that have a thorough, inclusion-focussed Code of Conduct that places the safety of underrepresented groups above pandering to the privileged, with plans to actively enforce it.

Travel & Accommodation

Unless an event is local, it’d be super nice to get travel and accommodation paid so I don’t go poor from speaking at lots of dope conferences x

Previous Talks

HybridConf

‘Re-learning To Love The Web’ / Dublin / 2015

I spoke about falling in and out of love with the web. My talk featured a live demo where I made a cosmic world generate on screen by playing guitar at some JavaScript. I had to open for Aaron fucking Draplin. It was fun.

Second Wednesday

‘This Is Your Brain On Games’ / Nottingham / 2015

I spoke about dopamine and Pokémon, how our brains respond to reward and challenges, and how we can use concepts from games to create better interfaces and interactions.

Forefront

‘You’re Probably A Designer’ / Leeds / 2014

I spoke about dopamine and Pokémon. Again. I also spoke about how front-end developers constantly make design decisions whether they know it or not.

WebDev

‘Gamify Everything’ / Bristol / 2013

I spoke about the general principles of gamification and how they can be applied to products and interfaces to make users happy as fuck.