George Brocklehurst's Speaking

Does progressive enhancement have a place in today's Web?

I gave this talk at Windy City Rails 2016. In it I argue that progressive enhancement is often better than single page applications, because it reduces incidental complexity.

You can watch the video on YouTube, and see annotated slides on GitHub.

Let vim do the typing

I gave this talk at the London and New York Vim user groups in 2015. It runs through Vim's various built-in completion mechanisms.

You can watch the video on YouTube, and see annotated slides on GitHub.

It's a UNIX system, I know this!

At dotRB 2013 I presented “It's a UNIX system, I know this!”, a guide to building usable command line interfaces that follow common UNIX conventions.

You can watch the video on YouTube, and see annotated slides on GitHub.

Sleeping with the enemy

At Ruby Manor 4 and RailsConf 2013 I presented “Sleeping with the enemy”, a comparison of Rails and Django that focused on areas where Rails could learn from Django.

You can watch the video on YouTube, and see annotated slides on GitHub.

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