Public speaking after Google
Ungagged London, June 2016. Scheduled to speak, about, as you might guess from the name, something secret 😉
I Love APIs Europe, London, 2 March 2016. Scheduled to speak part of a panel titled “How to Build Grassroots Support for Digital” part of the Strategy track.
Reykjavík Internet Marketing Conference (RIMC), Reykjavík, 12 February 2016. Spoke about major industry trends for 2016, including Facebook Instant Articles, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Apple News, and ad blocking.
Public speaking as a Googler
FTC’s Start with Security, San Francisco, 9 September 2015. Spoke as part of a panel about embracing security features, specifically for the web, including HTTPS/TLS, content security policy (CSP), subresource integrity, and more.
Search Summit London, May 2015. Talked about user and technical aspects to consider when building a multilingual and multinational site, especially about mobile usage worldwide.
Search Trends in 2015, Search London. London, January 2015. Will be talking about Google indexing.
UKMW14: Museums Beyond the Web. London, November 2014. Ignite-style talk about mobile-friendly websites.
Vegas, October 2014. Talked about mobile SEO.
Google I/O 2014. San Francisco, June 2014. Gave a talk called
Everywhere with fellow Googler Ilya Grigorik about building
secure (HTTPS) websites that are fast, and how to migrate to them
without hurting their SEO.
RIMC 2013. Reykjavik, March
2013. Spoke about common mistake when building smartphone-optimized
(and mobile in general) sites.
London’s January 2013 meetup talked about Google’s
recommendations for building smartphone-optimized sites.
Search Summit London, November 2012. Had a “fireside
chat” Q&A style session about international webmaster
May 2012: Spoke about how to do rich snippets and authorship markup
March 2012: Talked about Google’s discovery, crawling, indexing and
London, October 2011: I ran an Open Q&A for webmasters with my
colleague at Google Kaspar Szymanksi.
Public speaking before joining Google
Collate and Aggregate session, JISC CETIS Conference 2010:
Talked about my experience in building an open educational
resources (OER) repository with content from multiple sources.
Learning, Freedom and the Web Festival November 2010,
Barcelona: I helped run the
Open Content Studio at the Drumbeat Festival in November 2010.
Topics discussed included the future of open educational resources
(OER), how to improve the discoverability of OER, particularly OCW,
and helping write a Creative Commons-licensed textbook on web
development. The Open Content Studio was a collaboration between
OpenCourseWare Consortium, Connexions, and me as OCW Search.
June 2010: I spoke at the MongoUK conference on 18 June 2010 in
London about my experience building a full text search engine for
MongoDB using Sphinx. My slides are on Scribd:
MongoDB Full Text Search With Sphinx.
SES London 2010: I spoke at the Automating Twitter session at
Search Engine Strategies 2010 in London. My talk was about
analytics for social media marketing. Whenever you launch a
marketing campaign, you need to measure it in detail to understand
its performance. The presentation covered some of the important
actionable metrics you need to track, with code examples of how to
track them. Other key topics covered were filtering, automation,
and reporting, all of which feed into experimentation to find the
most effective marketing messages.