My opening comments at RubyConf AU 2019 - channelling a bit of Matt Wicking at Purpose, Marieke Hardy at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2018, and of course Sandi Metz at RubyConf AU 2018.
The very beginning was something I had to ad-lib (and hence, isn't quite as elegant as I'd like) given the illness to the Wurundjeri elder we'd had booked to be present, but mostly I'd pre-written this a couple of days prior to the event. It was inspired especially by Matt Wicking's habit of not just providing an Acknowledgement of Country at the openings of Purpose in each of its three outings, but also an Acknowledgement of Context.
Many thanks to Ryan Verner and Next Day Video for recording this (and all of our conference videos).
The original text of my introduction is available as well: