Indelible Blue Pen

Jason C. McDonald (CodeMouse92)


I have been speaking since 2013 about software development and communication among programmers. I have presented to computer science clubs, university classes, workforce training, and iSTEM.

Each presentation is tailored to the needs of the particular audience, but always delivered with the same humor and passion. Through over a decade of experience in teaching computers and tutoring, I’ve learned how to effectively and memorably present advanced concepts to listeners of all experience levels.

My Presentations

Among my presentations are:

Field Guide to Common Nerds

Explore the myriad of weird personalities that inhabit the programming world, and how to communicate with them to survive and thrive. My most popular presentation.

Duration: 20 minutes or 40 minutes, plus Q&A.

Slide Deck: Yes

The Cake Is A Lie

Is computer programming an art or a science, and how can this knowledge help us manage coding projects effectively?

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A.

Slide Deck: Yes

Anatomy of a Programmer

How to grow as a programmer, both in the classroom and beyond.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A.

Slide Deck: Yes


I can present on a variety of topics about programming, communication, and entrepreneurship. Contact me for details.

Technical Details

I have a high-quality slide deck for many presentations, and I provide my own computer and clicker. I need the following for presenting a slide deck:

  • Required: HDMI or VGA cable to projector.
  • Preferred: Standard audio cable to speakers (for “The Cake Is A Lie”)
  • Preferred: Stable wifi connection, for connecting my clicker app to my computer.

Although I don’t require it, I do like filming my presentations, for posting to YouTube later. Please let me know in advance if this would be acceptable. (I provide my own filming equipment.)

Booking Information

I speak for free at educational organizations in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area, including schools, colleges, workforce training, and student clubs.

I am available for other speaking engagements as well. Contact me for details.

Fill out the form below, or contact me at indeliblebluepen (at) gmail (dot) com with the required information. I will respond within three business days (if I don’t, assume the message dropped into a black hole and try again.)

NO Slide DeckFilming OK