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Suzanne Axtell
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If your tech chops include web performance, optimization, monitoring, mobile, and/or ops, please apply to speak at the NY edition of our Velocity Conference. I confess that we have a harder time getting more diverse speakers for Velocity, so your help is much appreciated - please spread the word! Plus, NY in October is lovely. :) Deadline for proposals is April 27.
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Wow, 40 minute tasks are the minimum? It'd be great to attend velocity and to speak, but 40 minutes could be pushing it!
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Suzanne Axtell
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This is a great, volunteer-run conference, taking place June 23-26 in Portland, Oregon. I don't see a deadline listed, but I bet submitting sooner would be better than later!
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Suzanne Axtell
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In case you weren't able to join the live Hangout with +Chiu-Ki Chan and +Cate Huston and their guest +Denise Graveline, the recording is available. Great ideas and discussions!
One of our readers suggested we put on some content aimed at women who are nervous about speaking, particularly for putting yourself out there with strong opinions, and so Denise from The Eloquent Woman (a blog we love) will be covering that. This event is sponsored by Medium.
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Steve Pereira

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Hi TWST! We really need your help to build a diverse event this year - please consider submitting a talk and sharing this with your networks! Thanks so much for reading :)
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you work with data, I strongly encourage you to apply to speak at the New York edition of Strata + Hadoop World. I can guarantee that you will get to meet and share your work with a lot of interesting and influential people. (This might be a fit for your project, +Karen Rubin!) Deadline for all proposals is April 7.
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Hi Everyone, 
I'm a product manager at Quantopian, a fintech startup here in Boston. As part of understanding our users better, I spent the last couple of months teaching myself python and developing an algorithmic investment strategy that looks at investing in women-led Fortune 1000 companies. 

I recently shared the results (https://www.quantopian.com/posts/research-investing-in-women-led-fortune-1000-companies) and have done a couple of "how I wrote my first investment algorithm"  presentations for our community that have been well received. 

I'd love to find some more opportunities to share what I've done. If you have any suggestions on conferences that might be interested, please let me know. 

Thanks, 
Karen
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Hi Karen, I'm an organizer for Women's Coding Collective, also centered in Boston and though we're not a conference, we'd love to have you give a talk to our members this spring if you're interested! You can reach me at nicole@thewc.co
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Chiu-Ki Chan
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Thanks +Suzanne Axtell !
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Rachel Luxemburg

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DroidCon is actively looking to expand its speaker roster.
It's not a big secret that developer conferences are facing troubles when it comes to diversity on stage or in the audience. droidcon Berlin is certainly not an exception (yet)! If you are a developer, you probably attended quite a few overpriced tech conferences with a large male audience and ...
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I've already put the Droidcon Berlin CFP in a previous issue:
http://tinyletter.com/techspeak/letters/technically-speaking-jan-27th-2016

TBH it's going to be tough to get speakers the week after Google I/O. Not sure if people can take time off for two conferences back to back.
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Suzanne Axtell
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I love the Ignite presentation format, and I think it can really bring out the best in any speaker. In this post, Arik Hanson points out some preso best practices from his local Ignite event.

This post does beg a question: how do you feel about swearing in presentations?
A few weeks ago, I missed my favorite local event here in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Ignite. I know many other markets have Ignite events around
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 I am well known for creative use of imagery via language in person. But when I am trying to connect with an audience I have never found cussing as useful as jokes based in our shared professional experiences. Inside geek jokes work so much better. Also, there are usually like 10% women.  Therefore jokes or words that are effectively about sex  are more likely to make a male audience uncomfortable, whereas technical jokes make people more comfortable. Some people experience cussing as really unpleasant, like international people brought up in conservative places or just anyone from a introverted or quiet homespace. I also do not make political jokes.  Drug humor, for some reason, I find completely acceptable. Probably because my audience all went to college for a very long time.
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Chiu-Ki Chan
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Technically Speaking is hosting a webinar next week, sponsored by Medium:

Public Speaking Scares Me, Should I Do It Anyway?

+Denise Graveline from The Eloquent Woman will be leading a discussion aimed at women who are nervous about speaking, particularly for putting yourself out there with strong opinions.

The webinar will be on February 12th at 4pm EST, and it's free. Please join us! http://bit.ly/1COUwMm
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Thanks for posting, +Chiu-Ki Chan, what a great topic.
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This is a forum for women in the technical community to support each other and share ideas for speaking in public.

Lauren Kinsey

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Does everyone in this group already know about the Write/Speak/Code conference? The focus of the conference is on supporting technical women in the process of becoming public speakers/thought leaders. 
Conference · Write - Thurs 3/19 · Speak - Fri 3/20 · Code - Sat 3/21 · Sponsor · Scholarships · Speakers · Schedule · Testimonials · Childcare · Accessibility · Meetups · Workshops · About · Organizers · Code of Conduct · Blog · Sponsor. Visibility and Leadership for ...
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Thanks for posting, Lauren, this looks like a great event.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Some solid advice for your next preso prep.
Is your audience really listening to you? If you are making any of the mistakes in this slideshow, they probably aren't. Find out how to avoid these mistakes and keep your audience listening to your presentation!
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Suzanne Axtell
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I came across this article thanks to +Denise Jacobs - some good stuff we can apply to remove blocks to public speaking.
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Tasneem Sayeed

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Are there any speaking opportunities for #Women in #Computing anywhere in India (Delhi, Bangalore or Hyderabad) during early or mid-April 2015? I plan to be there and would love to connect and share my experiences with women #engineers, #leaders and #entrepreneurs.

I am a mobile industry veteran developer and technology innovator who has been involved in cross-platform mobile development, wearables computing such as Google Glass, IoT, etc.
I have previously spoken in various international events such as JavaOne, JAOO in Aarhus, Denmark, Mobile 2.0, and presented at a RoundTable on Google Glass and " Best Practices for Android App Development" at GDG DevFest West last year.
For further details, please refer to my LinkedIn profile or contact me directly at tasneemsayeed@yahoo.com.
#mobile #wearables #IoT #GDG #GTUG
#techicalwomenspeaktoo #womentechmakers
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Suzanne Axtell
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Thanks to everyone who attended the Women's Communities meetup at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose on Wednesday night. Lots of wonderful people doing wonderful things! Patti Mizulo, Raeanne Marks, +Colleen Tralongo +Cornelia Levy-Bencheton Dori Farah +Gabriela de Queiroz +Karen Catlin Erin LeDell +Marie Beaugureau +Shannon Cutt. I'm so grateful to EMC for sponsoring!
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Suzanne Axtell
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Now that we've reviewed some great Ignite resources, time to submit! The call for speakers for Ignite at Fluent has just opened! Deadline is March 13.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Two of my O'Reilly Media colleagues agreed to participate in +Eliza Camber's "why did you start coding" project for her students in Greece. Thank you +Roseanne Fallin and +Edy Dawson!
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thank you so much +Roseanne Fallin , +Edy Dawson and of course +Suzanne Axtell for your support! :-)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's a great (and easy!) offline speaking opportunity: +Eliza Camber is looking for quick, 10-second videos from women answering the question: "Why did you start coding?" She's looking to inspire young women in Greece to learn to code. Can you please take a moment with your phone to help? Men in this community, would you ask women on your team if they'd be willing to participate? Thank you!
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thank you +Suzanne Axtell​ for sharing! Let's get these girls and hudreds more inspired! :-)
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Suzanne Axtell
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And while we're on the subject of Ignites, this is a great post on creating an Ignite preso. It seems like a super way to organize any preso, too.
It can take forever to create an Ignite presentation. In this post, I show you the fastest way to create a great Ignite presentation.
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Sara Rosso

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Hey all! I'm helping organize WordCamp Europe, the largest #WordPress event in #Europe (around 800-1000 attendees) and we're looking for #speakers! It will be in June in Sevilla, Spain. I've spoken at the last two events and it's a great event to be involved in.

This is a special call for those living in Europe, but speakers living outside of Europe will be considered as well! 

And not only about WordPress: 
"Speakers from Europe (and beyond) are invited to submit to speak on any topic related to WordPress (and beyond)!"
For the third WordCamp Europe, we’re excited to bring ever more brilliant speakers on board to make it happen. The event will be held in Seville from June 26 to 28 and will bring together more than...
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