Bruce Momjian

General Presentations

Managing Global Teams

Duration: 45 minutes, 1 hour with questions
This presentation highlights the challenges of managing a global team of employees. Topics include management basics, leadership styles, the challenges of distant employees, and recommendations. Details include communication, coordination, and monitoring. This talk is useful for anyone who manages distributed teams.

Practical Computerized Home Automation

Duration: 45 minutes, 1 hour with questions
Home automation is an elusive technology — often desired, rarely achieved. This talk explores a successful ten-year home automation deployment, outlining the challenges that derail many attempts. It will cover technology choices, programing basics, and a dozen successful applications.

Preventing Data Loss Through Prudent Archiving

Duration: 45 minutes, 1 hour with questions
No one likes the sinking feeling of having lost data - pictures, documents, source code, or video that is gone and can never be fully recreated. Though prudent archiving and risk analysis, it is possible to avoid data loss in all but the most extreme circumstances. Data longevity is also an important aspect of archiving, including the use of open data formats.

Increasing Website Bandwidth Using Cloud Services

Duration: 20 minutes, 30 minutes with questions
Most websites haves several frequently-accessed or slow-downloading files. They might also have content that could be very popular one day. This talk shows how you can use cloud storage for these files to greatly increase your website's bandwidth and responsiveness. This requires minimal website changes. The demonstration includes Amazon S3 bucket configuration, mapping DNS subdomains to S3 buckets, and using Linux's s3cmd tool to upload files. Also included is configuration of CloudFront to increase the responsiveness of your website globally.

Blocking Unsolicited Email (Spam) - Article

Church Sermons

Adam & Eve

Belief Is Not Enough

The Holy Spirit as the Unknown God

Embrace Failure

Do you live in a tent?

Keep It Holy