Hello, Scala eXchange!

In 2 days I'm hitting an intimidating but exhilarating goal: giving my first talk at a conference.

I've got the opportunity to deliver a lightning talk entitled "flatMappy bird: functional flappy bird" at Scala eXchange 2016.

In this post I wanted to share my experience (so far!) of being a first time speaker, and share some tips and encouragement for anybody interested in setting themselves a 2017 challenge!

Hopefully you'll see that I realised speaking is entirely subjective, and just like software it is possible to approach it in an iterative manner to gain confidence. The fact I'm able to write this post before my talk hopefully demonstrates this!

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