Slides for most of the technical talks I have given in the past are available online. Occasionally my talks are recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
If you find the talks useful and are in a financial position to do so, please consider making a donation to Asthma UK or Diabetes UK, two charities who work to raise awareness of conditions which affect several of my family and friends.
- Life as a coin-operated monkey (25 minute version) – Oggcamp, October 2019; NetMcr, February 2020
- Life as a coin-operated monkey (45 minute version) – FLOSS UK, March 2017 (winner of Best Speaker award); PHP North West, June 2017
- Lessons learned from Enigma – Manchester InfoSec, April 2017
- Using a Raspberry Pi as a local DNS resolver – FLOSS UK, March 2017
- Building Software and Documentation with GNU Make – Manchester Linux Users Group, February 2017
- Configuration Management with Ansible and Git – North West Drupal User Group, January 2017
- Low Cost Computing with Linux – Manchester Linux Users Group, May 2016; Barcamp Manchester, September 2016
- Why PHP is great (and all other languages suck) – FLOSS UK, March 2016
- Configuration Management with Ansible and Git – FLOSS UK, March 2016; Barcamp Manchester, September 2016
- Not just Linux: BSD, Solaris et al. – Manchester Linux Users Group, July 2015
- Introduction to Puppet – Manchester Linux Users Group, June 2014
- Introduction to Vagrant – Manchester Linux Users Group, November 2013
- Debian Packaging – Manchester Linux Users Group, January 2013
- Verifying Downloads – Manchester Linux Users Group, March 2012
- Adventures with OpenVPN – Manchester Linux Users Group, April 2008
Please get in touch if you would like me to give one of these talks at your company, conference or user group.
Feedback from my talks include:
A five minute trashing of almost every programming language you’ve heard of in favour of PHP raised the most laughs of the day!
Really enjoyed the evening. […] fascinating talk
Good content and very well delivered too, thanks for your efforts
Paul was able to convey how Ansible works
Two [talks] stand out as particularly memorable: Paul Waring’s defence of PHP
It was definitely memorable. You should do more talks on this subject.
Excellent talk. Lots of useful info. You should totally have testimonials on your site.— Terence Eden (@edent) October 20, 2019
Sorry my adaptor wasn't the right size!
If you are interested in ancient history, you may also enjoy some of my non-technical talks.