Update: I'll be in the 12:45pm track, come see me crash and burn!
Yay! I was just informed by TCCC that I've made it onto the Sessions list so I guess I'm officially a speaker. This would be the very first time I'm giving a public talk on my own. I was part of a session at MinneWebCon when I spoke about my work on the Student Unions & Activities touch-screen directory, so I have at least 15 minutes under my belt.
Presentation is a strong and loaded word. It brings to mind a boring PowerPoint slideshow of stuff no one ever reads. It brings to mind a stale "I'm going to talk at you" type of feeling, where the "participants" aren't actually participating.
No, my session at TCCC is not like that. I did a 20 minute version of the session at work and it went well, though I didn't have much time to dive into real code, which is definitely what I plan to do at TCCC... after all, it is a code camp. I will be showing some information about the topics I cover but other than that, we will be diving into the bowels of my app... for better or worse.
I've been using Web API for a bit, it'll be a core part of the next Keep Track of My Games. In fact, the beta version of KTOMG will be what I will use to demo all my code and ideas.
I'm not an expert on it. I'm not even "great" at it. I'm just a regular developer who is using it on a real project and I've run into "real" issues. The main reason I wanted to do a session on Web API is because of a few reasons:
Regarding #4, this is a hard thing to talk about... since I still don't know "what the right way" is and I think it depends on your situation. However, at the very least, I can tell you what I did and what works for me and maybe you can leave the session with a better idea of what it is you want to do.
Lots of stuff, and I'm sure we won't get to a lot of it:
There'll be plenty to show and plenty more to discuss. I'm more interested in seeing what others have done or would recommend.
I'm pretty excited, so I'll see you April 27!