Writing & Speaking

Speaking

Understanding & Combating Global Censorship with WordPress

This speech, in several versions, is my first foray is public speaking at events. These speeches speak about how censorship affects WordPress and what I learned with my personal experience woking with the Great Firewall of China. For more context, check out my blog posts on the subject.

WordCamp Vancouver – August 2015


WordCamp Dallas-Fort Worth – September 2015

No video is available yet for this speech. You can read my speech description here. You can read about an awesome learning experience I had from my speech here.

WordCamp Los Angeles – September 2015

WordCamp New York City – November 2015



You can also read about my speech here.

WordCamp New York City – July 2016

No video of this speech is available. However, my slides for the speech are available here.

WordCamp Tampa – September 2016

No video of this speech is available. However, my slides for the speech are available here.

WordCamp United States – December 2016


WordCamp for Publishers – August 2017

No video of this speech is available. However, my slides for the speech are available here.

Writing

Hops Magazine

 

 

From 2011 to 2013 I wrote several articles for Hops Magazine, an English-language beer culture quarterly in China. The first article The first piece I wrote and took photos for was a beer-battered shrimp taco recipe. The second was a profile of a popular Irish pub in central Shanghai.

The Blarney Stone: Authentically Irish

Cooking with Beer: Beer-battered Shrimp Tacos

Drinking Beer in Korea

Hong Kong Visa Run Beer Tour

Untappd: Beer Ratings Made Easy

 

Microsoft

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I recently worked as a technical editor for a Microsoft vendor (contractor) in Shanghai. I edited Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles. During my tenure I probably edited close to 1,000 Microsoft technical documents. Some were written for the common user, others were written for developers and IT administrators. Due to the high volume of my work, and the lack of a byline on the Microsoft website, it’s difficult to personally attribute articles. To get an understanding of my work, please view the following KB article, which I edited, regarding the Turkish Lira (TL) symbol in Microsoft products.

 

Culture Lust/KPBS

 

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For about six months I was a student assistant at San Diego’s NPR and PBS affiliate. I worked in the the new media department editing stories, maintaining the Web site and posting to social media. When I had some downtime I wrote posts for culture and arts page, Culture Lust. Most of my work tended to focus on tech trends and topics.