Speaking

A 56-post collection

Round 4 of Europe for 2016: More talks, more workshops

If you follow my Twitters, you may have noticed I can be a bit, well, "despondent" about the climate in Europe. No, not the whole Brexit political climate situation, I mean more like this: Crowds of people in Birmingham waiting for summer before they go outside: pic.twitter.com/7ImjmCt4Bf— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) June 16, 2016 Yet I keep ending up back there so either it's my poor judgement or... I secretly enjoy it. Back in Jan (when it was much easier to complain about the weather), I was over in England, Scotland and Norway for four weeks then in May it was Belgium and Spain and last month was Norway and England again plus a few days in...

How I prepared for the NDC keynote (and other speaker tips)

I just had an absolutely sensational trip over to Europe which kicked off with my favourite event of the year - NDC Oslo. I first came to this event two years ago and talked about How I Hacked my Way to Norway which was the first big international talk I'd done. Per the link to that blog post, the talk went sensationally well, topping the charts for the event with 100% positive feedback (there's a green / yellow / red card rating system). I went back again last year and did Making Hacking Child's Play and again, it was a resounding success going right to the top of the charts. (Incidentally, these talks have helped me realise how much I love doing...

More Europe, even more again and more workshops

I just spent almost a month in Europe and did an insane number of events: 7 workshops of 2 days each, 6 conference talks, video interviews, Pluralsight courses, media events, multiple user groups and amazingly, absolutely everything went perfectly to plan! Trips like that are both very intensive and very fulfilling and whilst 27 days was longer than I’d ideally like, I had a fantastic time in Europe so I’m coming back again – twice – in the coming months. I’ve give you the tl;dr version first then explain what I’m doing after that: May 3-4, Techorama in Belgium May 5-6, private workshop in Barcelona June 6-10, NDC Oslo June 13-14,...

Oslo Events: Hack Yourself First and Security Day 2016 with ProgramUtvikling

As I wrote recently, somehow I have found myself over in Europe at the cold end of the season, including in Oslo which as I understand it is both cold and dark in Jan. But the invite to do what I‘m doing was just too tempting to say no so let me outline it here for those who may be able to get along. Hack Yourself First Workshop: Wed 20 and Thu 21 Jan I’ve written about this workshop many times before in various places, the piece here before some of my most recent travel is a good overview. In short, it’s a couple of non-stop days of teaching software developers how vulnerabilities in...

Troy’s UK (and a bit of Norway) tour dates

So a few months ago I wrote about having a little visit to London in Jan and offered to do a workshop or two while I’m there. Anyway, one thing lead to another and now I’m away for four weeks. In Jan. When it’s cold there. And hot here. But seriously, it’s wonderful there’s been so much interest in my “Hack Yourself First” workshops. I’m spending time with some really interesting organisations who are getting their developers trained up to help them avoid being the next Ashley Madison / Sony / Patreon / TalkTalk / Target / Home Depot and, well, you get the idea. I promised to publish my travel...