Speaking

Author, speaker, trainer, Emma Westby (née Hogbin), has been delivering public presentations and workshops for over 20 years. She loves to teach and inspire others and is best known for her presentations technical presentations on the content management system Drupal and non-technical presentations on retaining women in IT and small business in the global economy. As of the spring of 2011, Emma can also speak with in-depth experience on enhancing a political campaign with social media tools. Her fun approach to very technical topics never fails to engage even the greatest of technophobes. If you're interested in having Emma speak at your event, or you are interested in hosting a workshop, please get in touch.

My books on Drupal are available on Amazon (Front End Drupal, Drupal User's Guide and Drupal's Building Blocks).

Upcoming Engagements

  • DrupalCon Amsterdam - Getting a CLUE at the Command Line
  • OggCamp - The Evolution of Social Coding
  • TrueNorthPHP

Past Presentations

Below is a selection of past conference presentations and workshops.

2014

  • DrupalCon Austin - The Danger of Having No Why
  • OSCON - Git for Teams of One or More (half-day workshop; and one-hour session)
  • DrupalCamp Toronto - Keynote presentation (The Unlikely Superhero); session (component-based web design)
  • LoneStar PHP - Git for Teams of One or More
  • MinneWebCon - Component-Based Web Design (workshop; and one-hour session)
  • DrupalSouth - Keynote presentation (The Unlikely Superhero); workshop (PSD to Theme the SMACSS Way)
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2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • A Tour of the GBCN Web site with its builders (Hanover) [slides]
  • On-line Promotion, Ontario CONTACT (Mississauga) [slides]
  • HICK Tech (conference chair, Owen Sound)

2006

  • Accessibility training for the City of Owen Sound
  • Web Site Action Plan, Business Enterprise Centre (Owen Sound)

2004

  • Documentation, Libre Software Meeting (Bordeaux France)
  • Presentation Boot Camp, Toronto Perl Mongers
  • Presentation Boot Camp, KW LUG
  • Presentation Boot Camp, BGLUG

 

Drupal User's Guide

Drupal User's Guide

Site building for Drupal 7. Includes in-depth information on Drupal's most popular site building modules, SEO and accessibility. Two complete case studies are included in the book along with the tools you'll need to build (almost) any Web site with Drupal.

Available from Amazon.com.

Front End Drupal

Front End Drupal

The industry go-to for learning theming in Drupal 6. A great companion to Lullabot's book, Using Drupal.

Available from Amazon.com.