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👋 Howdy, I’m Ahmad Awais. Nice to e-meet you.

Public speaking isn’t just my jam—it’s my entire playlist. I’ve practically lived on the road for the last five years, and no, I wasn’t hitchhiking. With a whopping 27–33 conferences, meetups, and seminars every year, I’ve pretty much become a walking TED Talk.

While many might dread the spotlight, I’ve mastered holding an audience’s attention. You know, those little interactions—the nods, the smiles, and even the occasional raised eyebrow—make it all worth it. That’s the magic—the real connection.

Sure, I once spoke and conducted a workshop for six straight hours. But the real MVPs? The audience, who stayed engaged and didn’t chuck a single chair at me. 😎

This page lists a non-exhaustive list of my talks and all other speaking engagements. For organizers, I also maintain a speaker-bio and speaker-terms page. Check it out, or feel free to get in touch.

It’s been a privilege to share, learn, and grow through each of these experiences. Here goes nothing…


2024#

🇺🇸 Langbase: any LLM, any Data, any Developer
SF · GenAI for Biz Conf · March 19, 2024

🇨🇦 LLM Computing Primitive|Building your custom AI models
CA · A.I. Connector · Mar 14th, 2024

🇺🇸 Langbase: Ship hyper-personalized AI apps & features in seconds
SF · DeveloperWeek 2024 · Feb 23, 2024

🇺🇸 Langbase Pre Launch: LLM Pipe is all you need
SF · Netlify Developer Meetup · Feb 03, 2024

🇨🇦 Generative AI & RAG for Developers
CA · Vancouver AI Summit · Feb 10th, 2024

🇺🇸 Trends in Early-Stage Generative AI Investments
DC · UMD DSA · Feb 01, 2024

🇺🇸 Introducing PIPE — LLM Computing Primitive for Developers
SF · Microsoft AI Tour · Jan 11, 2024

🇺🇸 The opposite of a fine tune? A custom model paradigm
SF · NVDIA Meetup · Jan 10, 2024

🇺🇸 Building a smart RAG Engine for Hullication Agents
SF · Tech Weekend · Jan 22, 2024

🇺🇸 Pipe: The Computing Primitive of Large Language Models
SF · WISE Anual · Jan 06, 2024

2023#

🇺🇸 Streaming UI and Scaling Full-Stack AI Like a Boss to Millions with Next.js
SF · Next.js Conf · Oct 26, 2023

🇺🇸 The Enterprise Generative AI Experience with RAG
SF · AI DevWorld · Oct 25, 2023

🇺🇸 UX of AI and UI — the next big API Engineering Concern
SF · API World · Oct 24, 2023

🇨🇦 Taking Generative AI Apps from development to production
CA · VanCity GenAI Meetup · Oct 04, 2023

🇺🇸 How GitHub Co-pilot was built // Gen AI Showdown
SF · SFDevNet · Aug 17, 2023

🇺🇸 Magic Development with GitHub Co-pilot
SF · TECHSPO Silicon Valley · July 10, 2023

🇺🇸 Web Dev Alchemy: AI in Web Development: Shaping the Future
SF · SF Tech Summit AI Meet · June 22, 2023

🇺🇸 TypeScript Sorcery: Mastering the Art of Modern Web Development
SF · SaaS Connect Web Meetup · Apr 19, 2023

🇺🇸 Modern API Stack — API {Builders, Consumers, Admins}
SF · O’Reilly API Day · Mar 14, 2023

🇨🇦 DevRelOS: Running and measuring the success of DevRel
Vancouver · DevRel Meetup Canada Place · Feb 03, 2023

🇺🇸 Purposeful Engineering Leadership in DevRel
SF · DevRel Meetup · Jan 05, 2023

2022#

🇺🇸 Scaling Next.js with WordPress to a million developers
SF · Next.js Conf · Oct 25, 2022

🇨🇦 Why contribute to Open Source? #Hacktoberfest
VBC · Appwrite · Sep 23, 2022

🇺🇸 Using Open Meta Data to improve a11y of your Stack
SF · Open Meta Meetup · Aug 09, 2022

🇺🇸 Shades of DevRel
SF · DevRel Meetup · Aug 05, 2022

🇺🇸 Software and Community Feedback management
SF · HoneyComb Talks · Feb 18, 2022

🇺🇸 Open Source Maintenance and Money
SF · FOSS & Us · Feb 18, 2022

🇺🇸 LifeOS of an open source DevRel
SF · Snyk Security · Feb 17, 2022

🇺🇸 DevRel Learn Platform: Why and How?
SF · DevRel Meetup · Feb 11, 2022

🇺🇸 DevRel Learn Platform: Why and How?
SF · DevRel Meetup · Feb 11, 2022

🇺🇸 Automating your job with Node.js
SF · BayArea JS Meetup · Jan 14, 2022

🇩🇪 Building VSCode Extensions
DE · Jan 09, 2022

🇺🇸 What is Remix, the edge web framework?
SF · Jamstack Meetup · Jan 06, 2022


2021#

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft: Featured Ahmad Awais for his open-source work and contribution to Mars Helicopter Mission 2020Keynote: Microsoft Inspire Conference 2021.

🇺🇸 Building a Developer Relations Stack with Next.js
SF · Next.js Conf 2021 · Oct 26, 2021 · Archived
Testimonials: Beyond Jamstack and Code to Mars

🎙️ JSParty: Automation with Node.js
Podcast: JavaScript Party · Changelog Podcast

🇺🇸 Build Community, Trust & Advocacy with a Developer Audience
SF · Developer Marketing Con · July 14, 2021

🇩🇪 Developer Workflows with VSCode
DE · DevX Conf 2021 · April 29, 2021
Main stage · Keynote & featured talk

🇺🇸 What the heck is npx after all?
SF · NodeJam Meetup · March 13, 2021

👨‍💻 SEO with Google Core Web Vitals
Vancouver, CA · Workshop · March 08, 2021

🇺🇸 Next.js Masterclass
NYC · Workshop · Feb 17, 2021

🇨🇦 Next.js with AMP & Tailwind
Toronto, CA · Workshop · Feb 17, 2021

🇨🇦 Serverless Cloudflare Workers Are Pretty Awesome link
Vancouver, CA · Serverless Meetup · January 29, 2021

2020#

🇺🇸 Performant by Default, React Web Apps in 2020
NYC · DeveloperWEEK 2020 · December 09, 2020
Main stage · Keynote & featured talk

🇺🇸 Featured: DigitalOcean’s Navigators Interview
NYC · Deploy by DigitalOcean Conf · November 11, 2020

🇺🇸 Modern React Apps Performance (CSR, SSR, SSG)
SF · SmashingConf SF 2020 · November 10, 2020

🇺🇸 CSR, SSR, SSG, ISG, & WTFOMGBBQ with Next.js
SF · Next.js CONF 2020 · October 27, 2020

🇶🇦 Next.js: Build Production React Apps
Doha · Google DevFest · October 18, 2020

🇶🇦 How I Saved $200K+ with Jamstack & Beyond
Doha · Google DevFest · October 17, 2020

👨‍💻 Building Node.js CLI Automation DevTools
LHR · DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest Meetup · October 8, 2020

🇳🇱 What the heck is CSR, SSR, & SSG with Next.js
NL · React Live 2020 · Sep 11, 2020

🇺🇸 Enabling AMP with Next.js
SF · PerfNow · August 25, 2020

🇨🇦 Building Automation CLI Apps for COVID
T.O. · WGA Group Training · July 27, 2020

🇨🇦 Indie Product Business & COVID19
T.O. · IndieProCon 20 · June 14, 2020

🇺🇸 Performant is key for React Web Apps in 2020
NYC · #Byteconf React 2020 · May 1, 2020

🇳🇱 Next.js is Awesome & Performant
NL · Frontend Love React.js Live Conf Meet · April 23, 2020

🇺🇸 Performant JAMstack for Everyone
Grandville, MI · WordSesh APAC · March 24, 2020

🇺🇸 Building a continuous deployment CLI with Node.js
NYC · Group Node Training · February 7, 2020

📢 The elegance of Markdown, education, and simplification
That’s my JAMstack Podcast · January 14, 2020

👨‍💻 JAMstack Lied; Static Is In fact Dynamic
Remote JAMstack Meetup · January 10, 2020


2019#

🇺🇸 How I Used React, Vue, & Node to Build a Single JAMstack App
BackendlessConf_ · Slides · December 14, 2019

🇦🇪 Building Full-stack Serverless Apps with Amplify
Enterprise Workshop · December 8, 2019

🇶🇦 Web Bundles for Progressive Web Apps
Qatar IT Conference · November 23, 2019

👨‍💻 Fullstack Serverless apps with AWS Amplify
Doha Workshop · November 22, 2019

🇶🇦 Game Development Strategies with Progressive Web Apps in Next.js
Qatar IT Conference · November 20, 2019

🇺🇸 Progressive Web Apps for Beginners
Boston JS · October 29, 2019

👨‍💻 Master VSCode File Handling
DevTakeaway · October 28, 2019

🇺🇸 Getting Started with Cloud Firestore on Firebase
San Francisco JS Meetup · October 28, 2019

🇺🇸 Offline Sync with Cloud Firestore
NYC CSS Group Workshop · October 26, 2019

👨‍💻 #Hacktoberfest 2019 Open Source (focus: GraphQL & JAMstack)!
DigitalOcean Meetup LHR · October 5, 2019

🇳🇬 VSCode Power User Workflows
Concatenate Conference · October 11, 2019

📢 Debug the bug with VSCode
TDC Podcast · October 1, 2019

🇵🇰 Using JAMstack to Build Self-Branding Without Any Cost
The Open Developer Conference · August 9, 2019

🇶🇦 PWA Automation with Workbox
PWA Workshop · July 3, 2019

🇶🇦 Custom MongoDB Atlas Serverless Dashboard
Doha IT Conf · June 28, 2019

🇺🇸 Practical Serverless with Microsoft Azure
Channel9 · Azure Functions Live · June 14, 2019

👨‍💻 Building WordPress Artificially Intelligent Image Caption
WordPress Workshop Lahore · June 6, 2019

🇺🇸 Developer Experience & Developer Tooling
WordSesh · June 2, 2019

👨‍💻 What Is Progressive Web and Why Should You Care?
Google Developers Group · May 29, 2019

🇺🇸 Building a Power User Workflow with VSCode
WordSesh · May 23, 2019

📢 Developing with VSCode
The Web Platform Podcast · May 1, 2019

👨‍💻 Translating WordPress in Your Language
Global WordPress Translation Day · May 11, 2019

📢 Multi Cursor Workflows with VSCode
TDC Podcast · April 16, 2019

👨‍💻 Is One Click Cloud Deployment of WordPress Worth it?
WordPress Meetup LHR · March 24, 2019

👨‍💻 DigitalOcean Marketplace Overview & Networking
DigitalOcean Meetup LHR · March 24, 2019

🇺🇸 Your First Managed GraphQL API with AWS AppSync
Cloud Makers Meetup · March 13, 2019

👨‍💻 Let’s JAMstack Coz Why Not?!
DigitalOcean Meetup LHR · March 1, 2019

👨‍💻 VSCode Power User Workflows
JSWorld Workshop · February 22, 2019

👨‍💻 Automation with Open Source Software that’s free
WordPress Meetup LHR · January 10, 2019

 


🚧 TODO: Compile the list of talks from 2009…2018 from the old site.

⚠️ Work in progress. I’m publishing this page to “Write in Public” i.e. publish before you edit. This helps me fight imposter syndrome. Hence this page is missing several years of history, that I plan to add sooner than later.


2013#

TEDx How to make the hard choice of changing your career
TEDx Talk · UET LHR · October 3, 2013

 

 

Founder & CEO at Langbase.com — Ship composable hyper-personalized Al apps in seconds · Ex VP DevRel Eng. Rapid · Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. 🧑‍💻 AI/ML/DevTools Angel InvestorAI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🚀 NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor 🏆 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 5x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. 📟 Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos · 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 million views, 24 yrs Blogging, 108K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries utilized by millions of developers worldwide WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

As quoted by: Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft — Awais is an awesome example for developers.
🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

👋… Awais is mostly active on 𝕏 @MrAhmadAwais