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We're looking for speakers for Ignite Velocity, happening in Santa Clara, CA on the evening of June 24. It's a great way to spread the word about the projects you're working on! Ignite presos are only five minutes long, so a good way to get started in public speaking.
Proposal Deadline: May 16
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Come join the hangout and learn more about #AndroidWear and #AndroidFragmentation from our esteemed #AnDevCon and #WTC2015   speakers.  
We are excited to announce AnDevCon will be hosting  G+ Hangouts on air. We are looking to do our very first one next Wednesday, April, 16, at 2:00 pm ET. The topic we want to discuss is #Android Wear and Fragmentation. Come join the hangout and learn more about #AndroidWear and #AndroidFragmentation from our esteemed #AnDevCon speakers.  
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Suzanne Axtell

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Eight days til the new deadline--plenty of time! :)
 
The #lisa14  Paper and Poster submission deadline has been extended to Friday, April 18, 2014.
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Chiu-Ki Chan
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Excellent tips on writing a compelling conference proposal from +Sarah Mei 
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Natalie Villalobos

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Help Google Plan Great Conferences for Women

We're in the early planning stages for upcoming Google events for technologists, and would love your feedback on how to ensure that they are inclusive of women and effectively support and promote women in technology. 

We would like to have your input via our short survey (who doesn’t love a good survey?), and encourage you to forward to other great communities that can contribute insights.

This survey is anonymous, and all responses will be kept confidential. The survey will remain open until 5pm PDT on Monday, April 14th.

Thanks in advance for your help!

#womentechmakers  
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Google events planning surveyWe're in the early planning stages for upcoming Google events for technologists, and would love your feedback on how to ensure that they are inclusive of women and effectively support and promote women in technology. This survey is anonymous, and your responses will be kept confidential. The survey will remain open until 5pm PST on Monday, April 14th.
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My friend Satope (met at Hopper last year - we were both recipients of a Google grant) is raising funds to travel from Africa to Indianapolis in June to present her accepted paper at ASEE. 

She's a bright, promising young woman and I'd love to see our community rally to support her in raising $3000. Please consider pitching in what you can! 
http://www.gofundme.com/7xwja4
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you work with data I cordially yet strongly :) invite you to submit a proposal or two to +O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World, which happens in New York in October. It's a fantastic conference, plus all kinds of related data events happen around the city that week. Proposals deadline is April 30. Please share with other women in your network!
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Suzanne Axtell
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While you're finishing up your proposals for the +O'Reilly Velocity Conference this weekend, here's another conference to think about with the same proposal deadline of Monday, March 31--!!Con! A good one for new speakers since talks are only 10 minutes long! And the preso has to have an ! in the title!
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's a great opportunity for all you beginning speakers this week--+Jen Myers is offering individual mentoring! What an awesome thing to do for our community.
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Suzanne Axtell
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My +O'Reilly colleague Roseanne Fallin is starting her public speaking career. She decided to submit a proposal for the Ignite event held at +O'Reilly Fluent Conference earlier this month, and it was accepted! I had the privilege of helping her brainstorm ideas, which was so much fun. She chose Impostor Syndrome as her topic, and below are the results.
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+1 to blind review of resumes and conference proposals!
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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.

Chiu-Ki Chan
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Strange Loop is open for submissions. There are three things special about this conference:

1) A lot of talks are on forward-looking, bleeding-edge development, which we don't get to think about in our day-to-day need-to-get-this-feature-shipped hectic lives.

2) They pay for travel expenses.

3) They are very committed to diversity, and put a lot of effort in encouraging first-time speakers.
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Josep M. Bach

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Hi there!

I'm organizing Barcelona Ruby Conference together with my team at Codegram. We're already busy with this year's edition and we just opened our Call for Papers.

We've worked hard since we started this conference in 2012 to build an innovative, interesting, safe space for the international Ruby community. This year we want to continue to make our Call for Proposals submissions very diverse, so we're encouraging as many people as possible to submit a great proposal and take part in this.

Our Call for Papers is here:

http://www.baruco.org/call_for_papers

And you can take a look at our Code of Conduct here:

http://www.baruco.org/code_of_conduct

I hope it sounds interesting, and we're looking forward to receiving lots of great proposals!! :)
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Thank you for posting and for working to make the event safe, welcoming, and diverse!
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Suzanne Axtell
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Wow, chock full of really great tips for one of the hurdles many of us face in public speaking: getting it paid for.

(Side note: I've really been enjoying the articles in Model View Culture, a fairly new pub that focuses on "technology, culture and diversity media."  Do click over and check it out. H/T to +Simon St.Laurent for alerting me to it!)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Perhaps the prospect of a trip to Barcelona in the fall would impel you to submit a proposal or two? Deadline is June 3. Pass it on, thanks!
 
If you've been waiting (im)patiently for the Velocity Europe CFP to open, it's your lucky day! We're looking for practitioners, engineers, developers, system administrators, operations managers, architects, and more. If you're on the front lines, and have stories of great success (as well as worthy failures) that provide clear ideas for what to do next, we want to hear. Submissions are open through 3 June: http://oreil.ly/1gFsQdP

#velocityconf   #barcelona   #velocityeurope   #cfp   #techconference   #webperf   #webops   #devops   #engineers   #oreillymedia  
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Suzanne Axtell
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My colleague +Betsy Waliszewski shared this speaking opportunity with me. If you're an engineer, architect, and/or business leader and would like to share your experiences or a topic of interest with the Apache Accumulo community, please submit a proposal by May 1. The conference takes place June 12 in College Park, MD.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Are you passionate about web performance and operations? Would you like to come to the +O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara this June? Would you like to have your travel and hotel expenses covered as well as the conference pass? Then apply for this fab fellowship from Amplify Partners double plus quick! Deadline is April 18.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Know of a worthy nonprofit outfit that would benefit from some face-time with the open source community? Please encourage them to apply to be a part of the Nonprofit Pavilion at OSCON in Portland this July. Deadline for all applications is April 22.
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Suzanne Axtell
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A nice list of Do's and Don'ts for writing your next conference speaking proposal.
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Jenn Lukas

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Dare Conference in London is offering a talk development program for new and seasoned speakers to help build your talk. Submissions are now open until March 31st. Find out more about the program here: http://2014.dareconf.com/london/talk-development
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+Kim Beasley Nope, all are welcome to apply!
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Ouch. We remember back when the +Heidi Roizen  / Howard Roizen business case showed same results. That was 2005. The #40Forward call to action: Redesign the ecosystem, redesign the approach. Stop trying to fix women; it's not about the women - never has been.
When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.
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This is known as the "Remington Steele principal".
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