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Crossposting - Software as a Craft - Speaking at Conferences

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Crossposting - Software as a Craft - Speaking at Conferences

Time: March 2, 2019 from 10am to 2:30pm
Location: Linode
Street: 249 Arch St
City/Town: Phila
Website or Map: https://www.globalDiversityCF…
Event Type: software, as, a, craft, crossposting, cfp, proposals, speaking
Organized By: Sarah Gray
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2019

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Event Description

Sat March 2 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Software as a Craft
Global Diversity CFP ( Call For Proposals )


Workshops for newbies on how to present on topics in Tech
- advice
- encouragement
- proposal

- often, you can work with event planners to zero in on the topics they want covered
- Intro topics are usually welcome too
- You don't need it 100% to be welcome. A four line abstract gets you started.

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Speaking at conferences, meetups, and other events can boost your career, inspire innovation in your company, and even spur your entire field forward. It’s also a great way to deepen your expertise, gain confidence, and help new engineers or designers grow. But it’s scary to hit send on that first proposal—especially when you’re not used to seeing people like you on stage.

In this workshop, you’ll hear from experienced speakers in tech and design, and learn how they developed their ideas into talks, built their profiles, and overcame barriers. Then, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step process that takes you from “I don’t know where to start” to having a draft proposal, a place you want to pitch it, and the confidence to make it happen.

Over the course of the day, we will:
- Brainstorm talk ideas, and identify the unique expertise you bring to the table
- Develop one idea into a specific topic that's authentic and memorable
- Draft a talk proposal and bio that commands attention and resonates with your audience
- Decide where you want to pitch your talk and get started
- Get feedback on each stage of your work from a team of experienced speaking mentors—and from your peers


10:10 - 10:30 - Welcome and Opening Activity

10:30-11 - Mentor Panel
Facilitated by Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Product & Content Strategy Consultant, Author, and Principal @ Rare Union
- Sarah Guido, Senior Data Scientist @ InVision
- David Dylan Thomas, Principal, Content Strategy @ Think Company
- Jennifer Voss, Software Engineering Lead, Precision Medicine @ Elsevier

11-11:30 - Developing a Topic
We’ll use a guided process to brainstorm topics and consider our audience.

11:30-12:15 - Turning a Topic into a Talk
We’ll take one idea from the brainstorm, and develop it into a talk proposal.

12:15 - 1 - Lunch
Kindly sponsored by our friends at Linode!

1-1:15 Identifying Conferences, Meetups, and Other Events
Working in small groups, we'll identify events that are a good fit for your talk.

1:15-1:50 Peer Feedback and Revision
We’ll share our proposals, gather feedback, and revise them to be clearer and more memorable.

1:50-2:15 Bios
We’ll help you draft a bio that celebrates your personality and communicates your unique expertise.

2:15-2:30 Closing
We’ll close the day by discussing what’s next for your speaking career!


Sarah Gray, Software Development Manager @ Linode
Jenn Voss, Software Engineering Lead, Precision Medicine @ Elsevier
Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Content Strategy Consultant, Author, and Principal @ Rare Union
Karin Wolok, Program Manager of Community Development @ Neo4j


Linode for hosting us at their venue and for lunch
DevOpsDays Philly for our caffeine for the day

Global Diversity CFP Day
Tech Women Network
Female Professionals Collective

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