I’ve given a few talks this year. Two were focused on data work at Kickstarter, and one was a presentation of a paper by Eytan Bakshy and Dean Eckles on bootstrap methods for experiment analysis.
Although I tend to be quiet in small groups, I enjoy public speaking. Maybe it’s because presentations are a form of performance, and I’ve always loved playing music for people. Presentations are something I can prepare and practice for, and they’re akin to teaching.