Presentations

Sean’s Presentations

A catalog of the presentations I’ve given or am planning to give.

I figured since I want to expand this list, I should create a central place for them to live. :)

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Upcoming Presentations

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Talks I’m considering

These are talks I’m looking to flesh out & put together. If any of these interest you, let me know! I’d love to have a reason to dive into any of them.

Catalog of Past Presentations

Most recent shown first.

Presentation Name Date Venue Description
(Fr)agile: How Agile Falls Apart, and What You Can Do to Hold It All Together (Slides) October 2-5, 2018 TechBash 2018 (Kalahari Resort, PA) Working in an agile mindset – especially when favoring specific approaches – can go wrong in about 100 ways. In this talk, I describe some lessons as a technical lead working on agile teams, holding it together with duct tape and a little help from my friends.
An Introduction to the Actor Model and Akka.NET (slides, code, video) August 9-12, 2018 Code on the Beach (Atlantic Beach, FL) Akka.NET is an Actor Model Framework that helps .Net developers create powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. The Actor Model is a well-established paradigm for building fault-tolerant and scalable applications that has recently seen a resurgence as distributed and asynchronous systems gain popularity. In this introductory talk, Sean will walk you through the concepts of the actor model, its benefits over traditional approaches, and the basics of how to use Akka.NET to achieve these advantages in your .NET applications.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Feedback Loops April 21, 2018 OSS Dev Conf (Blacksburg, VA) Several topics dominate the landscape of modern software delivery – agile principles & practices, DevOps, Continuous Integration & Deployment, automated testing & test-driven development. Central to all of these is the idea of feedback loops. In this talk, I will work through the essence of feedback loops, and the myriad ways that seeking & targeting smaller feedback loops can benefit your team & your organization in its pursuit of agility and excellence.
Introduction to Akka .NET April 20, 2018 Free public webinar! Akka.NET is an Actor Model Framework that helps .Net developers create powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. The Actor Model is a well-established paradigm for building fault-tolerant and scalable applications that has recently seen a resurgence as distributed and asynchronous systems gain popularity. In this introductory talk, Sean will walk you through the concepts of the actor model, its benefits over traditional approaches, and the basics of how to use Akka.NET to achieve these advantages in your .NET applications.
TeamCity, OctopusDeploy, and Azure: So Happy Together March 28, 2018 TechTalkDC Sean Killeen is going where no presenter should ever go – a live demo! Continuous integration and automated delivery are considered best practices, but how does it actually happen? During this talk, Sean will create – from scratch – a CI/CD pipeline for a real project using TeamCity, OctopusDeploy, and the Azure cloud. Along the way, we’ll discuss Chocolatey, deployment slots, nuget packages, and more. We’ll also touch on Appveyor and some other Azure deployment methods, as well as the “why” of CI/CD.
TeamCity, OctopusDeploy, and Azure: So Happy Together March 20, 2018 .NET DC User Group Sean Killeen is back to .NET DC and is going where no presenter should ever go – a live demo! Continuous integration and automated delivery are considered best practices, but how does it actually happen? During this talk, Sean will create – from scratch – a CI/CD pipeline for a real project using TeamCity, OctopusDeploy, and the Azure cloud. Along the way, we’ll discuss Chocolatey, deployment slots, nuget packages, and more. We’ll also touch on Appveyor and some other Azure deployment methods, as well as the “why” of CI/CD.
Introduction to Akka .NET March 6, 2018 Central Maryland Association for .NET Professionals (CMAP) (Columbia, MD) Akka.NET is an Actor Model Framework that helps .Net developers create powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. The Actor Model is a well-established paradigm for building fault-tolerant and scalable applications that has recently seen a resurgence as distributed and asynchronous systems gain popularity. In this introductory talk, Sean will walk you through the concepts of the actor model, its benefits over traditional approaches, and the basics of how to use Akka.NET to achieve these advantages in your .NET applications.
Certified Agile Testing & Automation March 5-7, 2018 Excella Consulting Our ICAgile (ICP-TST/ATA) certified testing course is happening in March. Check the links for more info!
Certified Agile Testing & Automation January 22-24, 2018 Excella Consulting Our ICAgile (ICP-TST/ATA) certified testing course is happening in January. Check the links for more info!
Stretching .NET: An Introduction to ElasticSearch November 15, 2017 Capital Area .NET Users Group (Vienna, VA) An introduction to ElasticSearch for .NET developers, with concepts & code.
Attack-a the Akka! October 17, 2017 .NET DC User Group (Washington, DC) A revamped version of my introduction to the Actor Model and Akka.NET
Stretching .NET: An Introduction to ElasticSearch October 7, 2017 NoVA Code Camp (Reston, VA) I’ll be presenting an introduction to ElasticSearch for .NET developers, with concepts & code.
“Casting a Wider .NET: Working Toward More OSS Maturity in the .NET Community” (slides, video) June 5, 2017 .NET Fringe Conference (Portland, OR) This talk discusses how to bring a model of open-source maturity to the .NET community in the hopes of getting others involved to realize our shared vision to make .NET a great space for open-source.
Intro to OSS April 4, 2017 Excella OSS Dev Conf 2017 (VA Tech) A presentation on the “why” of OSS software with an introduction on how to contribute.
Attack-a the Akka! March 29, 2017 Microsoft Maniacs (Reston, VA) A revised version of my Akka.NET Talk
Attack-a the Akka! June 15, 2016 TechTalk DC (Arlington, VA) A revised update of a previous Akka.NET introductory presentation. I’ll endeavor to explain concepts and benefits behind the actor model, show how Akka.NET enables such a model with relative ease, and demonstrate some of the top features of the framework via code samples / demos. I have some additional time this go-round, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to add some more code samples.
Attack-a the Akka! July 26, 2016 Capital Area .NET Users Group (Vienna, VA) A revised update of a previous Akka.NET introductory presentation. I’ll endeavor to explain concepts and benefits behind the actor model, show how Akka.NET enables such a model with relative ease, and demonstrate some of the top features of the framework via code samples / demos. I have some additional time this go-round, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to add some more code samples.
TeamCity and OctopusDeploy: So Happy Together Feb 16, 2016 DevOps DC Meetup (Reston, VA) This presentation sought to explain the pleasantly symbiotic relationship between a build server such as TeamCity and a release tool, such as OctopusDeploy. There weren’t as many .NET-focused developers there as expected, and time was a little short, but I’m looking forward to making some tweaks to this one and giving it again soon.
Attack-a the Akka! A brief intro to Akka.NET July 29, 2015 BaltoMSDN Meetup (Baltimore, MD) Along with my co-presenter Matt Burleigh, I gave an introductory presentation on concepts behind the actor model and .NET’s most popular library for implementing the actor model, Akka.NET.