I was Co-founder and Creative Director at Tekpub.com, purveyor of fine screencasts for developers of every persuasion. We were acquired by Pluralsight in the fall of 2013 - and now I do screencasts for them! Here are a few of my recent productions:

Pragmatic Behavior-driven Development with .NET

Behavior-driven Design (BDD) is a simple way to structure your tests and development practice, but over the years it's been convoluted by jargon and cargo-cult testing frameworks. In this course, Rob Conery creates a membership library for ASP.NET MVC and brings you along in an "over-the-shoulder," pair-coding style. Along the way concepts will be discussed at length, and at the end you'll appreciate how elegant, simple, and helpful BDD can be.

Get Involved!

In this production, Scott Hanselman and Rob Conery offer suggestions and advice on how you can get out there, and get involved. Blogging, Twitter, Github, StackOverflow, User Groups and Conferences: all of this can make you a happier, more productive developer and inspire you to take your career to the next level.

Show Me AngularJS

In this production we build an application with AngularJS: rebuilding Congo (our MongoDB explorer that we built with BackboneJS for our Backbone series) - but this time we use AngularJS. The goal of this production is to move quickly beyond "fun demos" and into the weeds, encountering issues/solutions that you will have to face when working with Angular on a daily basis.

Show Me BackboneJS

In this production we build a single page application with BackboneJS that breaks the bonds of the "silly demo". No more Todo lists - we're building an Open Source MongoDB document explorer! A perfect Use Case for a Single Page app powered by BackboneJS. It also allows us to use Javascript in every part of our application: client, server (using Node), and database! And we're doing it all on Windows 8 with WebMatrix 2.

  • I'm in awe of your presentation skills!

    John Sheehan, NDC 2012
  • And @robconery is killing it with his javascript inferno talk at #wdcnz

    Aimee Palamountain
  • Sometimes you can go to a conference and one talk is worth the ticket alone. Rob Conery just gave that talk.

    Rod Paddock, MIX 2010

Speaking...

I speak at various conferences around the world and love to get out and mingle with my peers. Here are some of my recent talks...

This Developer's Life

In the Fall of 2010 I decided to try something a bit different: I spun up my own podcast. I was having a beer on my deck after work and I was listening to my (still) favorite radio show/podcast: This American Life, and it occurred to me that something like that, but for geeks, would be fun to make and fun to listen to. I asked Scott Hanselman to join me, and off we went. Here are a few of my favorite episodes.

Space

Scott and Rob have not yet gone to space and don't understand why. In this episode of This Developer's Life we ask the hard questions about space. Why aren't we on Mars? Why haven't we gone back to the moon? We talk to Paul Lutus, Dan Bricklin, Tamar Cohen, and hear from Ray Bradbury.

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Drama

Where does drama come from? How do we react to it? How much drama can be created by simple semicolon? This week we explore The Great Semicolon Affair.

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Typo

Who cares about typefaces and why should you? Well, these guys do and you should start caring. Rob and Scott explore the world of reading online with one of the godfathers in the world of typeface and fonts.

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Revolt

In this special episode we explore the Egyptian revolution. We talk to Remon Zakaria about his experience writing software for a day job and overthrowing the government at night. Big thanks to Ahmed Remy and Reem Ahmed for their help. We recorded hours and hours of content to bring you this show. We wish we could have used everyone's story - there were so many.

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