Last month I did a presentation called "On REST and Beans" on the Dutch XPages & Beer event. It was my first ever presentation on a technical subject and I felt quite a bit of tension beforehand. But the presentation went well and I got some very nice, positive feedback. That convinced me to submit an abstract, on the same subject, for BLUG. Fingers crossed!
The slides are in Dutch. If my abstract for BLUG gets accepted, I'll make an English version.