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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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+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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Dmitry Pavlov

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American Developer Rachell Calhoun Wins Fifth Toptal Scholarship

San Francisco, CA, May 17, 2016 — On October 21, Toptal launched Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women, a program designed to empower and support the next generation of female computer scientists, software engineers, and developers through a combination of financial support and mentorship.

Today, we are thrilled to announce the fifth winner of the scholarship, Rachell Calhoun, an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea, who aspires to switch careers and land a position as a full stack developer by the end of this year. Rachell was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and moved to Korea to teach eight years ago, joining a Python study group in 2014 and beginning her studies in Computer Science. Last fall, she became the organizer of Django Girls Seoul.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the fifth winner of Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women, Rachell Calhoun. Rachell is an English teacher living in South Korea, the organizer of Django Girls Seoul, and an aspiring full-stack developer.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Ah yes - that first time I spoke in public...Though I was incredibly nervous and felt like I didn't do very well, all the fear was worth it when it was behind me. I truly felt like I could do anything after that! Here are some ideas from Jacki Keys that you might find helpful.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Super excited about one of our brand new conferences this year: Artificial Intelligence! We just opened the call for speakers yesterday. It's a short call, so please don't wait. The deadline for all proposals is June 6. The conference takes place September 26-27 at the Javits Center in New York.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's a thoughtful post from Kate Matsudaira on her speaking experiences - lots of inspiration and ideas.
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Suzanne Axtell
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All you big data peeps, we're looking for speakers for the Singapore edition of Strata + Hadoop World! Proposals are due June 21; the conference happens December 6-8, 2016.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Swift Summit is a single track, 2 day conference for the Swift Programming language, taking place in San Francisco on November 7 & 8th. They prominently link to their Code of Conduct, yay. Submit your ideas before June 24 to increase your chance of being accepted.
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Swift Summit CfP (Call for Papers)- San Francisco 2016Swift Summit is a single track, 2 day independently organised conference for the Swift Programming language. The next Swift Summit will take place in San Francisco, on November 7 & 8th. The primary goal of the conference is to bring the attendees together, turning a room full of experts sharing a common interest into a real community. The secondary goal of the conference is for every attendee, regardless of their skill level, to leave with new i...
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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.

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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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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Suzanne Axtell
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Bay area women, your local Write/Speak/Code chapter is hosting an workshop focusing on impostor syndrome this Wednesday evening. Check it out!
NOTE: This meetup is only for people who identify as a woman. Join us on May 25th for a practical and actionable approach to Imposter Syndrome, a common phenomenon among countless professionals. Let's talk about what it is, how to work through it, and how you can support others going through the same. Workshop Leader Bio: Neha Batra is a software engineer at Pivotal Labs who, 3.5 years ago, was an energy consultant and quit to teach herself pro...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Melissa Fach asked Brett Tabke and Matt McGowan for some suggestions and tips for speaking at your first conference.
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Nicole Simon

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German FB Group where you can post your CfP
Are you looking for a german speaker from business, digital or tech?

Feel free to post to http://speakergesucht.de.
(I moderate the group.)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's another London-based speaking workshop for your consideration. It's designed for beginning speakers and looks like it will dig into overcoming impostor syndrome, yay!
Falling in LOVE with Public Speaking - see for yourself here in this clip! Does the thought of walking onto a stage bring you out in a cold sweat? Crazy thoughts in your mind? Butterflies in your stomach or even anxiety? If YES, this event is for you! (If NOT you want to check out Speak without Limits - Growing your Business through Public Speaking - running on 3rd & 4th June 2016.) Join PONY Express for ‘Falling in Love with Public Speaking’...
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you're curious about what it's like to propose for and speak at a tech conference, be sure to watch this recording of a panel discussion with experienced speakers. They cover a lot of great info, and it's particularly helpful to hear a variety of perspectives.
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