Speaking Engagements

During my years as a high-tech nomad, I was often asked to give presentations at events, club meetings, schools, and corporations. At some point this started becoming a business model, and after retiring the bike I was on the speaking circuit with the BEHEMOTH bicycle for a few years, hauling it cross-country on epic tours, dragging it onto stages, and regaling audiences with tales of geek adventures. This is a reasonably complete list…

Corporations

Palm (3Com), Santa Clara, CA — Sep 7, 2000
Qualcomm, Boulder, CO — Aug 29, 2000
DraCo, Boulder, CO — Aug 28, 2000
Life Fitness, Chicago, IL — Aug 10, 2000
Tellabs, Minneapolis, MN — Aug 4, 2000
Quantum, Colorado Springs, CO — May 1999
Cabletron, Monterey, CA — Feb 1999
MBARI, Monterey, CA — Feb 5, 1999
Cabletron Goverment Users Group conference, Richmond, VA — Jun 7, 1998
Aerovironment, on-site talks, Monrovia & Simi Valley — Apr 17, 1998
H-P Semiconductor Test Division, Coronado, CA — Apr 14, 1998
Natural Microsystems, Boston, MA — Sep 18, 1997
Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA — Sep 10, 1997
Hewlett-Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA — Aug 29, 1997
Apple Advanced Technology Group, Cupertino, CA — July 19, 1996
Aspect Telecommunications, Napa, CA — Jan 17, 1997
Aspect Telecommunications, San Francisco, CA — May 9, 1995
IBM, Santa Teresa Labs, San Jose, CA — Apr 4, 1995
Argonne National Labs, Chicago, IL — Nov 30, 1994
Hewlett-Packard, New Orleans, LA — Nov 9, 1994
Sony, San Diego, CA — Oct 7, 1994
Monterey Bay Area Research Institute, Monterey, CA — May 21, 1993
Qualcomm engineering lecture, San Diego, CA — Apr 23, 1993
Autodesk, Sausalito, CA — Apr 9, 1993
Digital Ocean, Overland Park, KS — Mar 29, 1993
Motorola Automotive, Northbrook, IL — Mar 16, 1993
American Radio Relay League, Hartford, CT — Mar 9, 1993
Reflection Technology, Waltham, MA — Mar 1, 1993
Sun Microsystems at UNC, Raleigh, NC — Feb 24, 1993
AT&T (Engineers’ Week), Shreveport, LA — Feb 16, 1993
Microchip Technologies, Chandler, AZ — Feb 3, 1993
Cascade Designs, Seattle, WA — Sept. 15, 1992
Thinking Machines, Cambridge, MA — July 16, 1992
BBN, Cambridge, MA — July 15, 1992
XEROX, Rochester, NY – June 3, 1992
Soft Systems Engineering, York, PA — May 27, 1992
National Science Foundation, Washington DC — May 26, 1992
Hewlett-Packard, Corvallis, OR — Mar 4, 1992
Sharp Electronics, Vancouver, WA — Mar 2, 1992
Fluke, Everett, WA — Feb 27, 1992
Microsoft, Redmond, WA — Feb 26, 1992
Grass Valley Group, Grass Valley, CA — Jan 24, 1992
Qualcomm, San Diego — Jan 16, 1992
Fermilabs talk and video, Batavia, IL — Aug 6, 1991
Bell Laboratories, Naperville, IL — Aug 5, 1991
Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA — June 4, 1991
Qualcomm, San Diego, CA — March 22, 1991
Sun Microsystems weekly open house — 1990-1991
Ampro Computers, Sunnyvale — Dec 7, 1990
Sun Microsystems seminar, Mt. View, CA — Oct 11, 1990
Sun Microsystems Offsite Meeting, Cupertino — Aug 15, 1990
IBM Santa Teresa Labs seminar, San Jose, CA — July 13, 1989
Sun Microsystems, Mt. View — June 28, 1989
Olivetti Research Center, Palo Alto — June 7, 1989
IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose — Apr 3, 1989
Xerox PARC (Einstein’s B-day), Palo Alto — Mar 14, 1989
Autodesk, Sausalito, CA — Jan 23, 1989
Hewlett-Packard, Sunnyvale, CA — Dec 9, 1988
Chips & Technologies, San Jose, CA — Oct 28, 1988
Xanadu, Palo Alto, CA — Oct 25, 1988
Information Access, Foster City, CA — Oct 21, 1988
Hewlett-Packard, Corvallis, OR — Oct 4, 1988
REI, Kent, WA — Sept 30, 1988
AEA, Lynnwood, WA — Sept 21, 1988
Icom America, Bellevue, WA — Sept 20, 1988
Traveling Software, Bothell, WA — Sept 19, 1988
Hewlett-Packard, Vancouver, WA — Sept 16, 1988
Larsen Electronics, Vancouver, WA — Sept 8, 1988
Handheld Products, Charlotte, NC — March 22, 1988
GEnie & Solarex cooperative press event, Rockville, MD — Oct 9, 1987
Dialog Information Services press conf., Palo Alto — May 11, 1987
Apple Computer, Cupertino — April 29, 1987
Hewlett-Packard, San Jose — April 28, 1987
Intellicorp, brown-bag luncheon, Mt. View, CA — April 22, 1987
Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto — April 1, 1987
Hewlett-Packard Brown Bag Luncheon, Corvallis, OR — Nov, 1986

SKR with BEHEMOTH at CHM

Universities

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA — Sept 24, 1996
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA — May 15, 1996
University of Houston, Houston, TX — Nov 4, 1994
UCSD, La Jolla, CA — May 3, 1993 and many ongoing
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA — Apr 27, 1993
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA — Apr 19, 1993
Miami University, Oxford, OH — Mar 11, 1993
Southern Methodist University (CS), Dallas, TX — Feb 12, 1993
Cal State University, Fresno, CA — Nov. 5, 1992
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA — July 17, 1992
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA — June 1, 1992
University of Nevada (ACM), Reno, NV — April 16, 1992
Evergreen College, Olympia, WA — Feb 24, 1992
Cabrillo College, Soquel, CA — June 22, 1990
UC Davis (Advanced Executive Program speaker), Davis, CA — May 11, 1990
University of Maryland, IHPVA Symposium, College Park — Sept 26, 1987
Stanford Mechanical Engineering Design Forum — Feb 27, 1987

Trade Shows, Events, and Conferences

West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium, Pt. Townsend, WA — Sep 21, 2003
Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise, Eastern Caribbean — Oct 24-31, 2001
ACM1 Expo, Santa Clara, CA — March 10-13, 2001
Java Jam Geek Cruise, Western Caribbean — Nov 4-11, 2000
The Computer History Museum, Mt. View, CA — Sep 6, 2000
Usability Professionals Association Keynote, Asheville, NC — Aug 16, 2000
SolWest Energy Expo, John Day, OR — July 29-30, 2000
Perl Whirl Geek Cruise, Inside Passage to Alaska — May 29-Jun 5, 2000
Renewable Energy Expo, Arcata, CA — April 25, 1998
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop, Monterey — April 22-24, 1998
Association of Computing Machinery ACM’97, San Jose — Mar 1-4, 1997
DECUS, San Francisco, CA — Dec 7, 1995
Email World and Internet Expo, Boston, MA — Nov 28-30, 1995
XcelleNet RemoteWare Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA — Oct 18, 1995
Da Vinci Days, Corvallis, OR — July, 1995
Hewlett-Packard International Sales Mtg, New Orleans, LA — Nov 9, 1994
LBMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA — Oct 19, 1994
Northern Telecom Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ — May 17, 1994
Novell, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV — May 2, 1994
Los Angeles Computer Fair, Pomona, CA — Mar 18-20, 1994
Mobile World Expo, San Jose, CA — Nov, 1993
Telecommunications Association speech, Portland, OR — May 11-12, 1993
Telephone Pioneers of America conference, Newport Beach, CA — Apr 16, 1993
PacBell Texpo, 11 speeches in show booth and video, SF, CA — Apr 6-8, 1993
Talcott Mountain Science Ctr, live satellite bc, Avon, CT — Mar 8, 1993
Mobile Computing Conference, two talks, Boston, MA — Mar 3-4, 1993
Hackers Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA — Nov 6-8, 1992
Comten talk, Monterey, CA — Nov 2, 1992
Interop Fall, session chair, San Francisco, CA — Oct 26-30, 1992
Pacific Sea Kayak Symposium, Port Townsend, WA — Sept 18-20, 1992
Outdoor Retailer Expo West, Reno, NV — Aug 17-20, 1992
Atlantic Coast Sea Kayak Symposium — July 10-12, 1992
Interop Spring, Washington DC — May 18-22, 1992
Idea ’92 speech, San Jose, CA — April 14, 1992
Greater Seattle Bicycle Expo, Seattle, WA — Feb 28-29, 1992
San Diego Electronics Show, San Diego — Jan 13-15, 1992
IHPVA championships, Milwaukee, WI — August, 1991
WESCON (with OrCAD), Anaheim, CA — Nov 13-15, 1990
Embedded Systems Conference, San Francisco — Sept 28, 1990
Solar Energy Expo, Willits, CA — Aug 12-13, 1990
Soviet Silicon Summit, Santa Clara, CA — June 8, 1990
Systems USA exhibit, San Jose, CA — Feb 13, 1990
Mac ’90 (BMUG), Berkeley, CA — Jan 30, 1990
COMDEX (with Cirrus Logic), Las Vegas, NV — Nov 13-17, 1989
Portable Computing /89 featured speaker, Santa Clara — June 1, 1989
West Coast Computer Faire (with GEnie) & speech, SF, CA — Mar 17-19, 1989
SF Chronicle Outdoor Fair public clinics, SF, CA — Mar 3-5, 1989
SF Chronicle Great Outdoor Fair keynote address, SF, CA — Mar 3, 1989
Long Beach Bike Show (with IHPVA), Long Beach, CA — Jan 5-8, 1989
COMDEX (with Chips & Technologies), Las Vegas, NV — Nov 14-18, 1988
Computer Using Educators conference, San Jose, CA — Oct 22, 1988
Hackers Conference, Saratoga, CA — Oct 7-9, 1988
Experimental Aircraft Assoc Fly-In, Oshkosh, WI — July 30-31, 1988
American Library Association conf, New Orleans — July 9-12, 1988
COMDEX Spring — booth and media demo, Atlanta — May 9-12, 1988
PC Forum party appearance, Naples, FL — Feb 24, 1988
Smithsonian Mall, IHPVA exhibit, Washington DC — Sept 24, 1987
West Coast Computer Faire Exhibit, San Francisco — March 28, 1987
Expo ’86, Vancouver BC, Canada — August, 1986 (1-week display)
National Online Meeting, New York, NY — May, 1986
COMDEX (with Hewlett-Packard), Las Vegas, NV — November, 1984
Carolina Computer Expo, Charlotte, NC — October, 1984

Hamfests

MicroHAMS Digital Conference, Redmond, WA – March 21, 2009
Huntsville Hamfest, Huntsville, AL — Aug 19-20, 2000
Pacificon ’97 banquet speaker, Concord, CA — Oct 18, 1997
Pacificon Hamfest, Concord, CA –Oct 18, 1996
ARRL SW Division Convention, San Diego, CA — Aug 26-28, 1994
Dayton Hamvention with PacComm and Icom, Dayton, OH — Apr 24-26, 1992
Monterey Winterfest 90 (hamfest), Monterey, CA — Jan 20, 1990
Shasta Spacecon seminar (satellite comm) — Mt. Shasta, June 17, 1989
Pacificon, San Jose, CA — Oct 15, 1988
ARRL National Convention, Portland, OR — Sept 10-11, 1988
Dayton Hamvention booth and speech, Dayton, OH — April 29-1, 1988
Charlotte Hamfest, Charlotte, NC — Mar 19-20, 1988
Orlando Hamcation — March 11-13, 1988
Sarasota Hamfest, Sarasota, FL — Feb 20-21, 1988
Tropical Hamboree exhibit, Miami, FL — Feb 6-7, 1988
Dayton Hamvention forum, Dayton, OH — April, 1986

K-12 Schools

Welty Middle School, New Philadelphia, OH — Nov 18, 1994
Soquel High School, Soquel, CA — Feb 12, 1990
Loma Prieta High School, Santa Cruz, CA — Jan 16, 1990
St. Andrews School; K-12 in 2 groups, Savannah, GA — Dec 11, 1987
Bacich School, Kentfield, CA — Feb 3, 1987

Local Events and Clubs

Seattle Perl Users Group, Seattle, WA — Dec 17, 2002
Northwest Multihull Association, Seattle, WA —
Puget Sound repeater Group, Seattle,WA – Feb 7, 2000
SVFIG, Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group, Santa Clara, CA — Aug 24, 1996
San Diego Macintosh Users Group, La Jolla, CA — June 1, 1994
Marine Technology Forum, Monterey, CA — May 25, 1993
Ocean Technology Forum, Scripps, La Jolla, CA — April 27, 1993
Quest Outdoors demo, Louisville, KY — Mar 13, 1993
Mensa Meeting, Mt. View, CA — June 23, 1991
Technology Center exhibit, San Jose, CA — ongoing
Apple Professional Exchange (APX) talk, Palo Alto — Nov 7, 1990
Online Conference featured guest (WRITERS), GEnie — May 13, 1990
Computer Swap, Santa Clara, CA — Sept 9, 1989
Almaden Cycle Touring Club talk, San Jose, CA — Sept 6, 1989
Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club — August 25, 1989
Lupin Naturist Club, Los Gatos, CA — August 5, 1989
LCARC (ham radio club), Cupertino, CA — May 17, 1989
Pacific Packet Radio Society talk, Redwood City, CA — May 2, 1989
Outdoor Living Show, 3 speeches, Pleasanton, CA — Apr 28-20, 1989
Am. Socy of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) talk, Dublin — Apr 27, 1989
Silicon Valley Comp. Soc. feature speaker, Sunnyvale — Apr 12, 1989
Halted in-store clinics, Sunnyvale, Sacto, Santa Rosa — Apr, 1989
Town & Country Bicycles open house, Milpitas, CA — Apr 1, 1989
Foothill Flea Market, Los Altos, CA — Mar 11, 1989
Icom Day at Ham Radio Outlet, Burlingame, CA — Feb 18, 1989
Software Entrepreneurs Forum appearance, Palo Alto, CA — Feb 13, 1989
Aardvark Bicycles grand opening, Sunnyvale, CA — Feb 4, 1989
REI public clinic, Carson, CA — Jan 4, 1989
Vancouver Bicycle Club appearance, Vancouver, WA — Oct 2, 1988
Bainbridge Island Reading Group, Bainbridge Isl, WA – Sept 27, 1988
Bozeman Amateur Radio Club talk, Bozeman, MT — Sept 1, 1988
Anaconda Rotary Club talk, Anaconda, MT — August 30, 1988
Anaconda ham radio club, Anaconda, MT — August 28, 1988
KIPCUG speech and bike demo — Louisville, KY — May 4, 1988
Kentuckiana Mensa Monthly Gathering, Louisville — April 9, 1988
Hawley-Cooke Bookstore autograph event, Louisville — April 9, 1988
Amateur Radio (ARTS) Club speech, Louisville, KY — April 8, 1988
The Book Collection autograph event, Greensboro — April 2, 1988
Greensboro Mensa & Ham Club joint dinner — April 1, 1988
Horizon Books autograph event, Charlotte, NC — March 26, 1988
Florida D.O.T. media event, Tallahassee, FL — March 1, 1988
Orlando Science Center — March 10, 1988
Winter Rendezvous guest appearance, Homestead, FL — March 7, 1988
GEAR Down bike rally, Mt. Dora, FL — Feb 12-14, 1988
Frontenac Flea Market, Frontenac, FL — Jan 30-31, 1988
Titusville Amateur Radio Club, Titusville, FL — Jan 26, 1988
Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society, Fayetteville, NC — Nov 16, 1987
North Carolina Bicycle Club dinner speech, Cary, NC — Nov 3, 1987
Electronic Museum Amateur Radio Club, Mt. View — May 1, 1987
Nuclear Weapons Freeze, sponsored demo, Palo Alto — April 26, 1987
Prima Vera Century, special exhibit, Fremont, CA — April 18, 1987
Kiwanis Club Luncheon, Palo Alto — April 6, 1987
Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association, Mt. View — April 3, 1987
Healing Our World, sponsored address, Palo Alto — March 10, 1987
Western Wheelers Bicycle Club, Palo Alto, CA — March 4, 1987
San Clemente Public Library, San Clemente, CA — April, 1985

Lots of good memories in that list… and while I no longer haul the bike around in the mothership to join me on stage, I’m still open to holding forth as a technomad emeritus, telling tales of the road, or discussing the system architectures of my machines. You can reach me through the contact form in the menu above.