Conference and public speaking

I am an experienced conference speaker on a range of tech policy and regulatory issues, specifically those which impact web design and development. I help audiences to comprehend the ways these issues affect their code, workflows, and business practices.

I take pride in breaking down seemingly complex legal and regulatory issues into small, easily understood parts. I speak in plain English, not legalese or government-speak.

My conference talks educate, empower, entertain, and inspire. They do not scaremonger, threaten, lecture, or patronise.

The fine print of inviting me to speak

  • I do expect to have my travel costs from from Glasgow, Scotland covered, as well as hotel costs.
  • I need to know that your event has a Code of Conduct and that it is public, visible, and shared in advance with attendees.
  • I do not provide talks to bolster any specific political party agenda.
  • As an impartial provider of information resources I cannot endorse any particular compliance product.

Interested in inviting me to speak?

Past talks, videos, and slides

WordCamp Europe (Belgrade) 2018
WordCamp Belfast 2018
WordCamp Dublin 2017
ScotRUG user group
Brexit and tech policy
The Highland Fling Sessions
Industry professionalism
TechMeetup Edinburgh
WordCamp Belfast 2016
J and Beyond (Barcelona) 2016
WordCamp Edinburgh 2015
WordCamp Europe (Seville) 2015
WordCamp London 2015
WordCamp UK 2012
Wordup Edinburgh 2012
WordUp Glasgow 2012

What the attendees say

“Awesome talk- always have something to sort after I listen to you!”

-Will Maginn

“Your talk was incredible. An inspiring reminder to take responsibility of data in an unsettled political landscape.”

-Tess C-A

“It was a great pleasure having you as a speaker. You gave us a good insight of the MOSS issue.”

– Sigrid Suski

“Awesome talk – she has a really cool (few laughs…) way of presenting normally daunting info.”

– Elzette Roelofse

“Excellent and provoking talk. Thank you. Now to action it!”

-Nick Wilmot

“Amazing speech – this speech alone was worth the whole WordCamp. Thank you!”

-Pelly Benassi