I've given tons of "talks" and classroom type trainings for large groups but this was my first conference and it felt somehow different. I was pretty nervous for some reason. I guess maybe because I was speaking to professional peers? With teaching students you know they don't have any idea what you're talking about but at a tech conference I felt like I might be more harshly judged. But once I started talking it all went smoothly and turned out great! I think I could have put some more time into my talk and it could have been better -- of course I am a master procrastinator. :( But it turned out alright. I'm excited for my next opportunity to be a speaker at another conference. Maybe I'll be less nervous next time. However... probably not!
Here are the slides I made for the session. Hope you enjoy!