Since I was a child I always loved to tell stories, to entertain people, to share my knowledge, and to act and perform.

But it took a pretty long time until I realized that presenting at conferences or meetups is or can be – at least for me and in the way I do it – nothing else than story-telling and acting in a professional work-setting.

Since I did my first public talk at DOAG 2018 I’ve spoken at several usergroup meetups and conferences – and I have always enjoyed it!

The Stage is my Shelter

Yes, I got a bit of stage fright like most speakers do. I’m nervous when I start and I worry before a talk that things might go wrong. But I’m a different person when I give a talk, when I stand in front of an audience. That relieves me of a lot of insecurity I sometimes have in groups. The stage is my shelter. I like being there. I like playing my role.

The funny thing with nervousness is, that it has the same body response as being excited. Since I learned that, I embrace this feeling of excitement, which feels a lot like nervousness, but still so very different.

Upcoming Talks

🇬🇧 Workshop: How To Make Team Meetings Not Suck – ATD Open Air, May 17th – 19th

🇬🇧 Testing in the Imperial Database – TestBash World, June 22nd – 23rd

🇬🇧 Trouble in the Old Republic (Keynote) – Agile Testing Days, Nov 21st – 24th

Talks I’ve done

2022

2021

2020

🇩🇪 Continuous Improvement der Todesstern-Datenbank
Frankfurter IT-Tage, December 10th, 13:00 CET

🇦🇺 But that worked yesterday! Testing with utPLSQL
AUSOUG Virtual Connect, November 10th, 5:30am CET

🇩🇪 Stabil unterwegs – Automatisierte Tests in der Oracle Datenbank (2-Tage Workshop)
DOAG Expertenseminar (Online)

🇬🇧 It works, but it hasn’t been tested – Panel Discussion
Oracle Groundbreakers EMEA Tour (Online)

🇬🇧 But that worked yesterday! Testing with utPLSQL
Oracle Groundbreakers EMEA Tour (Online)

🇬🇧 Continuous Improvement of the Death Star Database ▶️
AccentoDev (Online)

🇬🇧 “We ain’t Got No Time!” – Pragmatic testing with utPLSQL
Apex Connect 2020 (Online), Oracle Groundbreakers Yatra (Online)

🇩🇪 Test-Driven PL/SQL: Ein pragmatischer Einstieg mit utPLSQL ▶️
DOAG Webinar

🇩🇪 “Wir haben doch keine Zeit!” – Pragmatisch testen mit utPLSQL
APEX-Meetup Frankfurt (Online)

2019

🇩🇪 “Wir haben doch keine Zeit!” – Pragmatisch testen mit utPLSQL
DOAG Konferenz + Ausstellung

🇩🇪 Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Hacker – PL/SQL Security
DOAG Konferenz + Ausstellung

🇩🇪 “Aber das hat gestern noch funktioniert!” – Testing mit utPLSQL
Apex Connect, DOAG Regio Karlsruhe, APEX-Meetup Stuttgart, APEX-Meetup NRW, APEX-Meetup Dresden

🇬🇧 Improving Tech with Compassionate Coding (Lightning Talk)
Apex Connect

2018

🇩🇪 “Aber das hat gestern noch funktioniert!” – Testing mit utPLSQL
DOAG Konferenz + Ausstellung