Jason C. McDonald

Author | Speaker | Hacker | Time Lord

Speaker and Comedian

I have been speaking since 2013 about communication, professional development, and programming. I have presented to computer science clubs, university classes, workforce training, and iSTEM. I am also a family-friendly comedian.

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 and tutoring, I’ve learned how to effectively and memorably present advanced concepts to listeners of all experience levels. I always bring my signature humorous style!

My Presentations

Field Guide to Common Nerds

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

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

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.


I perform family-friendly stand-up comedy for a variety of events. I bring out the humor in everything, from PBS to GPS, health food stores to marketing campaigns, library signs to family communication. Material is tailored to each event.

Duration: 10 to 60 minutes (you choose)

Booking Information

I speak for free at educational and charitable organizations in the Coeur d'Alene/Spokane area. For all other venue and event types, contact me for details.

I will respond to all speaking inquiries within three business days. (If I don't, assume the message dropped into a black hole and try again.)