David Neal

David Neal

David is a family man, musician, illustrator, software developer, and Microsoft MVP living in Georgia, USA. He is currently a Senior Developer Advocate for Okta, runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and JavaScript, and is made entirely of bacon.

Montreal 2019 sessions

FSGD and the Art of Delivering Value

English session - Beginner

Engineering, DevOps, IT, Marketing, ...you name it, there is a constant battle between going fast and doing it right. How can we minimize the friction of collaborating across teams and departments? FSGD distills many core lean (and agile) principles into an easy-to-remember and easy-to-communicate thinking tool you can use to make better decisions about the work you do.

Leadership Guide for the Reluctant Leader

English session - Beginner

Regardless of your job title or level of experience, you have amazing potential to impact your workplace, community, and beyond.

In this talk, I’ll share a few candid stories of my career failures… I mean… learning opportunities. We’ll start by debunking the myth that leadership == management. You’ll walk away with some essential leadership skills I believe anyone can develop, and a good dose of encouragement to be more awesome!