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Suzanne Axtell
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Happy Friday! We're seeking speakers for the 2017 edition of the O'Reilly Design Conference and cordially invite you to submit proposals that address critical topics at the intersection of business, technology, and design. The proposal deadline is September 7 (feel free to submit more than one) and the conference takes place March 20-22 in San Francisco. Pass it on!
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you need a lol moment today, watch this spoof of TED talks. It does contain some legit pointers. For instance, joining your fingers Montgomery Burns style denotes you're a Thought Leader. :)
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Joining the fingers, that I will do. But if I have to adopt Montgomery Burns hair style, well that is Right Out. :-)
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you come across all-guy panels, please submit 'em to this site. The Hasselhof thumbs-up of approval icon lightens an otherwise sad fact of too many conferences that bears documenting. One sigh-ful entry: "On CNNTURK, all male panel commenting on Turkish President’s words on motherhood that 'choosing not to be a mother is being half a woman'. Obviously the issue is too important to be discussed by women hence we have the all male panel."
Documenting all male panels, seminars, events, and various other things featuring all male experts....
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Ellen Spertus

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I'm looking for guest speakers for my Programming Languages course at Mills College this fall (September-November, Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45, Oakland, California). Any suggestions or volunteers?
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Ones related to programming languages, such as Go, C++, or more exotic ones.
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Suzanne Axtell
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We hear phrases like these all of the time, but they might unintentionally make people feel bad about their level of knowledge. (Note to self for everyday conversations too!)
This is also available on Medium. This is not about a post about trigger words or discriminatory expressions. There is a lot of information about this available, and even some excellent linting tools for your texts. It is also not about unconscious bias. Or well, maybe it is.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Showcases are often a good way to ease into public speaking. If you have big data code and/or projects to share, Strata + Hadoop World in NY is a great place to demo it to thousands of developers, data scientists, researchers, and business analysts. Please let us hear from you by August 26.
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you haven't heard of Articulate Network, check it out! It was started by two women who wanted to build a database of women who speak at tech conferences, and they've partnered with Lanyrd to bring it to a larger audience. Please add your info! And for conference organizers in this group, be sure to search Articulate as you're assembling your speaker rosters.
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Suzanne Axtell
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+Chiu-Ki Chan Storified the panel she moderated at Write/Speak/Code recently. Check out the great conference speaking tips shared via Twitter during the onstage discussion.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's a recorded speaking opportunity: podcasts from the good folks at Ada Lovelace Day! They're recording women (and men) from around the STEM world talking about their careers, as well as about historic and modern women’s achievements, discoveries, and inventions. If you’d like to take part, please email suw[at]findingada.com
Welcome to the first ever episode of the brand spanking new Ada Lovelace Day podcast, highlighting the work of women in STEM. We'll be talking to women from around the STEM world about their careers, as well as talking to women and men, about historic and modern women's achievements, discoveries ...
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Sophie Curtis

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Join us for an evening of discussions & networking around the application of machine intelligence within healthcare, medicine and diagnostics, as well as celebrating the women progressing these fields: re-work.co/workshops/women-in-machine-intelligence-healthcare-dinner

Suggest a speaker: https://teamrework.wufoo.com/forms/w10g862a0wq6jwo/

#womenintech #womeninscience #womeninstem #machineintelligence #healthcare #medicalimaging
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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.

Poornima Vijayashanker

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Hi Everyone! Wanted to share a great conference hosted by my friend Melinda Epler called Tech Inclusion. They are looking for speakers, and I know many of you would be great to hear. Please consider applying and getting your voice out there! http://sf16.techinclusion.co/
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Thanks for sharing, +Poornima Vijayashanker! I agree, Tech Inclusion is a really worthwhile event.
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Suzanne Axtell
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We're seeking speakers for Ignite Velocity, happening the evening of September 20 in New York. Ignite is a fun speaking format - 20 slides that auto-advance after 15 seconds, so it's just 5 minutes of speaking. If your proposal is chosen, you'll get a 2-day Bronze pass to Velocity, our web ops, web performance, and devops conference. The proposal deadline is August 8, so please let us hear from you by then!
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Agile Testing Days USA

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Join us for the Agile Testing Days USA in Boston / JUNE 19-21, 2017!
CALL FOR PAPERS is open now
http://agiletestingdays.us/

Many thanks to our friend and expert +Lisa Crispin!
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Suzanne Axtell
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Think you need more experience or know-how before starting to speak at tech conferences? Think again! :)
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Suzanne Axtell
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O'Reilly Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship applications are now open for: Velocity Conference in New York (web performance and ops, devops), Artificial Intelligence Conference (also in NY), Strata + Hadoop World in New York (big data), Security in New York, and Software Architecture in San Francisco. Applications close in August/early September - please apply and tell all your friends. :)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Not a speaking opportunity, but a worthy conference-going opportunity: Apply for a scholarship to PyData in San Francisco! Deadline is July 13.
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PyData San Francisco 2016 - Diversity ScholarshipOne of PyData's goals is to increase awareness and excitement around opportunities for underrepresented groups in software engineering and data analytics. To increase diversity in scientific computing, our outreach program ranges from hosting workshops that introduce programming to young women to encouraging diversity in speakers at PyData. For PyData San Francisco 2016, we are offering scholarship opportunities to those from underrepresented gr...
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Suzanne Axtell
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TBT to 2009, but Cameron's detailed tips are still a worthy read. I love Tip #1: "The art of speaking is roughly 51% entertainment, 49% meaty content."
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Karen Catlin

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If you receive a rejection from a conference organizer, don't let it be the end of the road for your talk or panel proposal. Instead, come up with a new game plan. Here are some ideas for doing so, which I wrote about for the Grace Hopper Celebration. They're equally applicable to other events, too. http://bit.ly/GHC16CFPWoes_kc
If your GHC16 proposal got rejected, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Due to the ever-growing number of proposals being submitted, the…
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Suzanne Axtell
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Have a question you wish you could ask a conference organizer? Now's your chance! +Chiu-Ki Chan is moderating a panel of planners at an upcoming Write/Speak/Code event and is looking for queries.
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Suzanne Axtell
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While it's not as big as the US event, GHCI 2015 had over 2,200 attendees - pretty awesome! The call for speakers closes July 15; GHCI takes place December 7-9 in Bangalore.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) is the largest technical conference for women in the country. It is a great opportunity to gain professional visibility as a speaker along with expanding your network, learning about new technologies and inspiring other women in technology. 2015 was a record-breaking year for GHCI, with 2,258 attendees!... Read more »
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