Public speaking for technical pros: How to deliver a great in-person or virtual presentation

Heidi Waterhouse, developer advocate for LaunchDarkly and a skillful public speaker, shares tips for developers, IT pros and other technical professionals who want to grow their presenting and public speaking skills.

Public speaking can be a challenge especially for technical people who love to get lost in the details…like yours truly. In an episode of Dynamic Developer, I spoke with Heidi Waterhouse, who knows how to give a great presentation whether it’s via video conference, in-person to your team, or at a keynote in front of thousands. She’s a developer advocate for LaunchDarkly as well as a writer and

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Back to work: Avoid the one-size-fits-all approach to planning

There’s no “one size fits all” solution to long-term working arrangements in the post-COVID era.

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Most companies have transitioned from “crisis response” mode to planning what working arrangements look like in the longer term, with varying extremes ranging from companies like Facebook publicly announcing that remote work will become the standard mode of operation, while others like Tesla are returning to “normal operations” that look much like they did pre-COVID-19.

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The lack of proven “best practices” creates an additional degree of

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Windows 10 S mode: Pros and cons

S mode is a Windows 10 feature that improves security and boosts performance, but at a significant cost. Find out if Windows 10 S mode is right for your needs.

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In 2017, Microsoft added a new feature to its Windows 10 operating system: S mode, a stripped-down, tightly-locked, and low-end PC friendly way to run Windows 10. There are a lot of good reasons to put a Windows 10 PC in S mode, including:

  • It’s more secure because it only allows apps to be installed from the Windows Store;

  • It’s streamlined to eliminate RAM and CPU use;

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Should You Delete Mitron — an ‘Indian’ TikTok Clone?

Over 50 lakh people have downloaded an Indian TikTok clone called Mitron and the app is still being downloaded because TikTok is going through a bit of a crisis right now. Mitron’s unique selling points appear to be its branding and the fact that it is Indian. While it’s great that an Indian app is so popular, is this particular app safe to use? Should you download this app or skip it for safety’s sake?

Mitron lets you upload short videos just like TikTok but unlike the Chinese app, Mitron does not have a privacy policy. The privacy policy defines

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Windows 10 May 2020 update: The most important new features

The latest Windows 10 update, version 2004, is now generally available and packed with new features for IT pros, administrators, and professional users.

The Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, is now available, and the update brings a lot of new features as well as the standard set of patches and fixes. We’ve known what’s coming in Windows 10 2004 for quite some time—it has been complete and available to testers since December 2019, so if you’ve been using the update (previously known as 20H1), you’ve already had a taste of what’s available. But now that it’s

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