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Samuel Shaw

Samuel Shaw

Software Developery Stuffs

Columbus, Ohio, United States


Sam has been in the technology space professionally for seven years after dabbling as a developer while working in academia. His spare time is spent trying new things or in the gym fighting. Most recently the focus being Krav Maga and Kung Fu.


  • Most Active Speaker 2023

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Burnout Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • API Documentation
  • Mental health in tech
  • Mental Health at Work
  • Modern Software Development
  • Backend Development
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Software Deveopment
  • api
  • Maintainability
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • API Thinking
  • Modern APIs

Debugging Burnout

Working in a product space requires knowing how to take a very complex problem and break it down into iterative chunks. Far too often, we’re so wrapped up in the problems we’re solving professionally, that we completely forget to introspectively look at ourselves and ask what problems in our own lives need solving. Burnout is real and worth addressing. But much like the dev process, understanding the “why” behind behavior leads to a more sustainable outcome. We want to develop a framework and language to properly identify burnout and how we can work through it.

So You Want To Give a Tech Talk...

Figuring out how to give a technical talk has so many unanswered questions! What do I talk about? How am I going to make the talk last a WHOLE 30 minutes? Who is going to be there listening to me?

Join me as I walk through the process of ideating, cultivating, and delivering a technical talk. You absolutely can stack the cards in your favor, and find more opportunities to practice than you think you can! This meta-talk will bring along me coming up with, developing, and delivering a talk about building a custom solution to an experimenting problem.

The Defensive Developer - Krav Maga for Code

After doing Krav Maga for 11 years, there is a mindset that develops to keep you and yours safe when faced with the unknown. There are lessons to be learned in self defense that apply to development as well. Join me as we apply tools like Situational Awareness, Addressing the Immediate Threat, and Putting in Work now for safety later in your project.

Writing code that is good enough for a text book is amazing. Writing code that is a POC that solves an immediate business need is important. Being able to have a foot in both camps is powerful.

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ProductWorld 2024 Sessionize Event

February 2024 Oakland, California, United States

Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) Conference 2023 Sessionize Event

November 2023 Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

dataMinds Connect 2023 Sessionize Event

October 2023 Mechelen, Belgium

WeAreDevelopers Live 2023 (Season 6) Sessionize Event

September 2023

JavaScript & Friends 2023 Sessionize Event

August 2023 Columbus, Ohio, United States

CodeMash 2023 Sessionize Event

January 2023 Sandusky, Ohio, United States

CMM Virtual Tech Conference

June 2022 Columbus, Ohio, United States

Samuel Shaw

Software Developery Stuffs

Columbus, Ohio, United States


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