- June 2015: A Brief Tour of Animation @ iXperience, Cape Town, South Africa
- May 2015: Building Startup Ideas @ General Assembly, San Francisco, CA
- April 2015: Legacy Ventures UK Cass Business School MBA Study Tour, San Francisco, CA
- April 2015: C100 Valley 101: Entrepreneurship Talks, San Francisco, CA
- March 2015: General Assembly Talk: Building Startup Ideas, San Francisco, CA [Slides]
- November 2014: Legacy Ventures UK: Dublin University MBA Study Tour, San Francisco, CA
- May 2014: Per Scholas Graduation Commencement Speech, Bronx, NY
- April 2014: Per Scholas Lunch & Learn Motivational Talk, Bronx, NY [Video]
- November 2013: Monta Vista Technology Symposium, Cupertino, CA [Video]
- October 2013: General Assembly Talk: Why Test? / TDD as a Process, New York, NY [Screencast]
- October 2013: RubyBlind Talk: Level Up Your Ruby, New York, NY [Screencast]
- April 2013: Oracle CloudWorld Conference, Mumbai, India [Video]
iXperience, Cape Town, South AfricaI flew to Cape Town to build an entirely new education program -- our goal was to teach web development skills to students from colleges across America. As the company was just being launched, I played a key role in helping to found the program in its first iterations. I built the entire curriculum (Ruby, Rails, Entrepreneurship, Design, and much more) and taught the two inaugural sessions of the program in 2014, and another session in 2015 (each session lasts one month and is an all-day intensive format). I wrote a very detailed account of my incredible experience on Medium. The relationship I built with the students cannot be described in words, but as an example of how amazing this group was, the students built a tribute site for me as a going-away present: http://salman.ixperience.co.za. No form of compensation could even come close to the value of this gift. I will cherish it forever.
General Assembly, New York & San FranciscoMy relationship with GA started by teaching BEWD (Back-End Web Development) in New York, which was an incredibly fun experience. Some of my students are my best friends today, and it taught me how amazing the experience of teaching can be. Since then, I've had the chance to give numerous talks, sit on countless panels, and most recently started teaching a workshop on Building Startup Ideas.
- Newsletter: Laugh & Learn
Monthly email newsletter that curates the best articles to help you learn about development & design, increase your productivity, find inspiration, and remember to laugh.
Collection of my thoughts on topics ranging from technology, productivity, inspiration, and more.
Comedy: Dare to Rant
I'm not really sure how to describe Dare To Rant, other than to say it's the place I go when I want to really rant about something (admittedly, it's been a while!). These are long-form essays purely for your entertainment and my venting purposes. Read with a smile :)
I'm a major audiophile, and particularly love progressive house and techno, as well as Bhangra and Bollywood (Indian music). My favorite artist is Eric Prydz, and I have seen him all over the world (London, SF, NYC, Toronto, Miami and more... Yes, I'm obsessed!). I take the music I love and use DJing as a creative outlet to share it with the world. You can listen to my sets below... I spin as DJ Dare. Enjoy!