Justin James

Justin James

Amplifying Your Voice, Message and Authority.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Justin James is the founder of Let Your Nerd Be Heard where he is hired by Nerdy Entrepreneurs to amplify their voice, message and authority so they are seen as the expert that they are in order to create a legacy, make a massive difference in people's lives and generate more income. Justin is also the host of the Let Your Nerd Be Heard Show, the creator of the Ultimate Presentation Formula for Nerds, an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, an Amazon #1 International Best Selling Author, an International Public Speaker and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Developer Technologies.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Angular
  • public speaking
  • entity framework core
  • Unit testing
  • UI Testing
  • Cypress

Up and Running with Angular Workshop

If you have ever wanted to code an application with Angular and see what all the hype around Angular is, then this is the workshop for you. Join us for a fun filled day of ramping up on Angular in this hands-on workshop where you will spend most of your day coding. Your Angular knowledge will go from 0 to 100 and you will be able to create our own Angular applications by the end of this workshop. The day starts off with creating a new Angular project and then building upon that project until you have a completed application at the end of the day. To ensure you are successful you will get a step by step lab manual that walks you through everything you need to accomplish in your Angular learning journey even if you have never done web or Angular development before.

Prework located at http://digitaldrummerj.me/speaking/#uprunangular

Angular Unit Testing from the Trenches

For a number of years now we have been hearing about all of the benefits that automated unit testing provides like increasing our quality, catching errors earlier, ensuring that all developers are testing in the same manner and deploying updates with high confidence that nothing will break. Testing a Web UI though was difficult and fragile which meant that typically we had no automated unit test for our Web UI. This is no longer the case with the latest release of Angular. Unit testing is now a first class citizen in Angular.

Out of the box, the project generated by the Angular CLI has unit testing setup with Karma and Jasmine and includes sample tests. Generating new components, services, and pipes includes the unit test Spec file already wired up. Thus allowing you to focus on writing your unit tests and not on the infrastructure needed to get them running. The barriers to writing unit test have been destroyed.

This talk will walk through getting started unit testing your Angular components, services, and pipes. Along the way I will share the tips and tricks that I have learned as I have implemented unit testing on my Angular projects at a Fortune 100 company. You will walk away ready to immediately implement unit testing on your Angular project.

Up and Running with Angular in 60 Minutes

If you have been thinking about learning Angular, now is your chance. Take your Angular knowledge from 0 to 100 in just 1 hour. We will take a stroll through the concepts that you need to know like modules, components, services, routes, and guards to be able to create any Angular application. Then we will make a quick stop at the Angular CLI to take a look around at all of the fantastic functionality and productivity it provide us. Finally, we will finish our stroll through Angular looking at some real world code examples. You will walk away with the knowledge and resources you need to understand how all of the pieces play together and be ready to immediately start coding your own Angular applications. See you there to jump start your Angular development.

Cypress: Where Automated Web UI Testing Isn’t Just for QA Anymore

Today’s fast-moving software delivery environment emphasizes pushing value to production as quickly as possible. “Value to production” implicitly requires high quality—low quality is of little value to anyone! —which means teams need to focus on being able to specify, build, test, and deploy software effectively and quickly. Acceptance testing historically been manually intensive efforts run by a dedicated QA department, resulting in a slower pace of production releases.

No longer do we have to make acceptance a manual effort that requires a dedicated QA department. With the release of Cypress, we have a new standard in front-end testing that allows every developer to create acceptance tests. Come learn how you can create fast, easy, and reliable test for anything that runs in a browser regardless of the front-end framework used.

You will walk away ready to end the era of “Developers don’t write acceptance tests” and start writing acceptance tests for all of your projects.

Ultimate Presentation Formula for Nerds

As a techie, we need to be able to talk to more than just 1s and 0s. Talking to computers is great but we also need to be able to talk to humans and give an effective presentations if we want to be seen as the go to expert. Join me in this interactive session to get the critical techniques I used to grow from 0 talks to giving 200+ talks at over 75 events around the world.

Public speaking just like talking is a skill that can be learned with the right training and mentorship. Being shy and introverted doesn't have to doom you to a life of only talking to computers even though it is really cool to talk to computers.

You will walk away inspired to share your knowledge and be seen as the go to expert.

Zero to Database with EF Core Code First in 60 minutes

Finally, you can create a database with just C# that even your DBA would be proud of. Never again will you have to wait for the DBA to create the database for you. Plus you will get to version your database schema along with the rest of your code!

With EF Core, everything you need comes right out of the box to quickly define your tables, column attributes, relationships, indexes, plus much more. We will start at the beginning with generating a new project and by the end we will a fully finished database.

At the end of this talk you will be able to create your database using EF Core Code First.

How to Talk About Your Product or Service so that Clients Want to Buy and Investors Want to Invest

As a product or service owner, you need to be able to talk to more than just the 1s and 0s of your product or service even if the product is you. You need to be able to talk about your product or service in a way that your potential clients and investors can easily relate to, can quickly visualize how it will change their lives and are enthusiastic to buy or invest. Being able to tell the right story for your potential clients and investors is the key to getting them to take action. Unfortunately, most of us aren't sure how to craft a story about our product or service that isn't just all about the data, aren't sure how to structure our talk to inspire our audience to action and aren't sure how to stop from overwhelming our audience. After this talk, you will have a storytelling structure and formula that makes clients want to buy and investors want to invest even if you have never sold before.

Music City Tech 2019

September 2019 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Visual Studio Live! New Orleans, Boston & Microsoft HQ 2019

August 2019 Redmond, Washington, United States

KCDC 2019

July 2019 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

NDC Minnesota 2019

May 2019 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Stir Trek 2019

April 2019 Columbus, Ohio, United States

CodeStock 2019

April 2019 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

dev up Conference 2018

October 2018 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

KCDC 2018

July 2018

Music City Tech 2018

May 2018 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Stir Trek 2018

May 2018 Columbus, Ohio, United States

Justin James

Amplifying Your Voice, Message and Authority.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States