Tori Brenneison!

Software developer with a MA in art history

Tori Brenneison is an integration developer/art historian whose purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. When not writing code, speaking at conferences, or teaching web development to teenagers, she can usually be found hiking, petting dogs, or admiring her collection of midcentury glassware. Best to approach her in the wild with a sacrificial cup of coffee, and be forewarned: she's a hugger.

Teaching Skills for Technical Experts

Bad news: tech folks are not always the most compelling teachers. (It's not our fault; we're used to teaching computers how to do things, not people!) Good news: teaching people is a learnable skill. Best news: this talk is a quick primer on educational philosophy, curriculum development, and content delivery for technical experts. We'll cover learning styles, effective communication, and audience management (aka how to “read the room”), along with an introduction to some free, web-based teaching resources. Participants will leave ready to share their expertise with the world via more effective conference talks, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring.

3:30 PM