Strange Loop

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone: Learning to Teach

As a developer you spend your entire life learning. But what happens when the tables are turned and you become the teacher? Do you want to become a conference speaker, talk at your local user group, be a mentor, give presentations at work, or become a technical trainer? As a previous classroom teacher with a Master's Degree in Curriculum Development, I will take you on a journey to understand the various learning styles and how to effectively reach everyone. We will look at how to present your information, best ways to structure it, and learn ways to reach all students no matter their level. We will also cover a number of best practices for crafting your presentation decks themselves. Join me for this exploration into the inner workings of the human mind.

Heather White

Heather White


Heather has held various jobs in the past, ranging from teaching elementary school to being a project manager and trainer for the Army's medical research program.  She holds a Bachelors of Biology and a Masters in Curriculum Development.  Currently she uses her background in curriculum and teaching to head up the Training Program at php[architect], as well as being their customer service lead. Heather is also a self proclaimed geek and enjoys Sci-Fi, Medieval reenactment, and board games.