Well, OK. Who am I to argue? So on March 19th, John and I took to the stage at a nearby university to give short talks to an assembled group of almost 200 Sydney-based developers at the SydCSS meetup.
It turned out to be one of the highlights of our entire trip. John and I were supposed to be ‘mystery’ speakers, but the organisers had given the audience cardboard ape masks which they held up when I started my talk, so people were pretty much expecting me. No one has ever done something like that for me before and I was honestly, deeply touched. The audience joined in by heckling and played along with my jokes brilliantly. I left SydCSS with the biggest smile on my face.
I like speaking at smaller events as much as I larger ones like Smashing Conference. This time I did the typography portion of my “Take your stinking paws off my design you damn dirty developers” talk. The organisers videoed my talk.
While the quality isn’t perfect, I hope that it captures the atmosphere of a really enjoyable evening.