Over the past few years, I got to speak at and keynote several conferences. Here are the recordings and transcripts. I also wrote a little guide for how I prepare conference talks.



Debugging the Tech Industry: A Talk about you and me

Closing JSConf Australia 2016 in Melbourne (video) and speaking at Software Art Thou meetup in June 2017. Here are transcript and slides.

A Talk about Nothing

Closing Keynote for.concat() 2015; net awards 2015 finalist for “Conference Talk of the Year”. Closing Keynote for ScotlandJS 2015 (video).

Existing in Tech

Opening Keynote for View Source Berlin 2016 (Storify), and closing Keynote for CSSConf Nordic 2016 (video, transcript and slides).

Works on my Machine: Problem exists between Keyboard and Chair

Closing Keynote for JSConf Budapest 2016 and UpFront Conference 2016. Here are transcript and slides.

A Talk about Everything

Closing Keynote for ffconf/FullFrontal 2015.

This is bigger than us – building a future for Open Source

Presented at JSConf EU 2014; closing Keynote at jsist and ArrrrCamp 2014. Slides.

Some randomly selected Audience Feedback

“You could have heard a pin drop while @lrnrd spoke.” (Shelly C., .concat() 2015)
“You could hear a pin drop in here at #ffconf” (Remy S., FullFrontal 2015)
“You could hear a pin drop.” (Glen M., JSConf Budapest 2016)
“You could hear a pin drop during @lrnrd’s #upfrontconf talk” (Stuart M., Upfront Conf 2016)

Other talks

  • FrOSCon: Coding the Dream: an introduction to Hoodie, Offline First and noBackend (slides)
  • IndieTech Summit: For the future of the Web, Diversity is non-negotiable (video, slides)
  • TechFusion Meetup: One Million Cheesecakes: an introduction to Hoodie (slides)
  • Codefront: Open Source and the Mayas or: Building a future for Open Source (slides)
  • up.front Meetup: Confessions of an Alien: attracting non-coding experts to Open Source projects (slides)