I'm back from Vegas! My talk went really well and I'm excited to tell you about it in today's episode. First, some conference/trip highlights:
During the ILTACON conference I attended a great talk by Don McMillan about how to infuse humor into your work environment. Really enlightening, and you know those things you hear about how humor lowers blood pressure, increases satisfaction and just overall makes you a more pleasant person to be around? Turns out it's true!
On the day before my presentation I got my first experience touring around the Vegas strip, and the people watching did not disappoint. I also saw the Muhammad Ali and Van Gogh exhibits, which were awesome. On the way back to the hotel, I also rode this to shake my pre-speaking nerves:
When it came to the actual talk, everything went really well. The audio/visual stuff all worked perfect, and I felt the content delivery went over well too. People asked a lot of questions and even hung out afterwards to discuss security topics further.
There were two big surprises I wasn't expecting, though:
A podcast listener was at the conference, and shared with me that after listening to lots of 7MS episodes, he always figured I looked like Jared from Subway. :-(
There were super talented artists from a company called Filament did a comic-book style retelling of my talk live as I was doing it. I love crazy-talented people like this, so I was totally geeking out. I reposted the renderings (with their permission) at my personal portfolio site if you wanna check 'em out.
Thanks to all of you who supported me in this venture. A few folks have expressed interest in doing a "7MS live" where I could show this talk again. Would you be interested in that? Let me know.