Giving presentation

I am passionate about bridging the gap between academia and industry to advocate for human-centered design practices at every stage of a system’s life cycle. To bridge this gap, I take every opportunity to give talks or workshops, work with organizations to organize outreach events, and to speak with the media. Check out some of my speaking engagements below.

Would you would like me to speak at your event? Do you need help organizing a technology-focused community event? Are you interested in copies of any presentations or my teaching portfolio? Please contact me.

Some Recent Speaking Engagements

Humans + Technology. Shane Mauss’ Here We Are PodcastMarch 2019.

Human-Robot Interaction. Shane Mauss’ Stand Up Science tour. March 2019. Toast, Norfolk, VA.


Groundbreaking AR Solutions for Tactical Military RobotsSeptember 2018. Norfolk JavaScript User Group, Norfolk, VA.

Robot says please: Current research in automation etiquette at ODU. February 2017. Norfolk JavaScript User Group, Norfolk, VA.

Web Accessibility Standards: What devs need to know.November 2015. Hampton Roads .NET User Group, Virginia Beach, VA.

Human-Robot InteractionJune 2015. Norfolk JavaScript User Group, Norfolk, VA.

Sample of Portfolio Workshops:

  • UX Portfolios for Academics. December 2017. Old Dominion University’s HFES student chapter, Norfolk, VA.
  • Process vs. product: Building a UX portfolio. December 2015. Old Dominion University’s HFES student chapter, Norfolk, VA.
  • Building a UX portfolio. November 2014. UXPA Norfolk World Usability Day, Norfolk, VA.
  • Why a portfolio? What you need to know as Human Factors students. February 2014. Old Dominion University’s HFES student chapter.

Community Events

I have served as a co-organizer for several technology-focused community events in Hampton Roads:

RevolutionConf and HRDevFest (as a Board Advisor for RevolutionVA since 2016)

International NodeBots Day (since 2015)

UXPA Norfolk (since 2012)

Reach out if you want to learn more about my teaching and event management experience.