I have been noticeably absent from my blog recently, but for good reason. I was honored when Jeff Brown, a teacher at Damascus High School, asked if I wanted to speak to the students in his advanced web class. I have always been interested in speaking about web development, so this seemed like a great first opportunity.

So basically, Mr. Brown has people in the industry come in and speak to his students every Friday. After looking at the list of other speakers, I sure was nervous. I mean; I go to conferences to see some of these guys speak.

Mr. Brown has a great program going, and I was glad to be a part of it. He is one of the few teachers that actually teach about web standards and is a member of the WaSP Education Task Force. He also gave a presentation at RefreshDC about web education the night before my presentation, that I unfortunately missed.

My Presentation

I decided to focus my presentation on my path through web development, some tips to become successful as a front-end developer, and then how to maintain that success.

I was pretty nervous, and I felt like I raced at times, but I think it turned out well. Mr. Brown has posted the audio from the presentation on his site.

I would love to hear any feedback on the presentation, so let me know what you all think.