Mario Cardinal

"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" – Marcel Proust

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Tap into the “slideshare” traffic potential

If you can write short, readable, engaging content you qualify to publish slide decks onto slideshare. Slideshare is a web slide hosting service. It enable users to publish and share public presentations in a social-networking environment. Slide decks can then be viewed on the site itself, on hand held devices or embedded on other sites. For over two years, I am using Slideshare and more than 16k viewers watched my slide decks so far.

Even though all my energy is focused on Slingboards Lab, my start-up company, I still need to earn money to support my family and pay the bills.

Last week, I spoke at a privately held conference organized by DevTeach. I presented two sessions:

  • HTTP Fundamentals for Developers
    HTTP is the protocol of the web, and in this session we will look at HTTP from a web developer’s perspective. We will cover resources, messages, cookies, and authentication protocols and we will see how the web scales to meet demand using cache headers. Armed with the fundamentals about HTTP, you will have the knowledge not only to build better Web/Mobile applications but also for consuming Web API.
  • Best Practices for Architecting a Pragmatic Web API
    This presentation teach how to design a real-world and pragmatic web API. It draws from the experience I have gained over the years being involved architecting many Web API. This presentation begins by differencing between a Web and a REST API, and then continue with the design process. We conclude with the core learnings of the session which is a review of the best practices when designing a web API. Armed with skills acquired, you can expect to see significant improvements in your ability to design a pragmatic web API.

I took the opportunity to update my slide decks on my slideshare:

I am pleasantly surprised at the visibility I get through Slideshare. slideshare-stat
In total, more than 16k viewers watched my sessions. Alone, my session on Web API got over 14k viewers.