Off to New Zealand

As I write this, I’m on the airplane from Boston to San Francisco, for the first of a three-leg trip to Christchurch, New Zealand for a Oneshot Nodeconf. I’m giving a talk on How To Read Source Code, which I’ve been meaning to make into a blog post for a long time, and now I’ve got my slides as a source of material to edit. I’ll probably start doing that on the trip home, after my tweaks and changes settle down.

I really like the Oneshot Nodeconf format: there is only one talk going on at a time, so there’s no competition for whose talk to go to. They’re usually a bit more curated than grab bag events, though they usually have a pretty diverse set of talks. I think knowing that everyone will be listening to their talk makes speakers put a little extra effort into being engaging.

Out the window are the Mondrian patterns of the California Central Valley, all square fields and section roads. Fifteen minutes to go!