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Richard Dallaway

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There's an open CFP for the Scala eXchange conference in London (December, 2015).

I'm on the programme committee and we're trying to encourage new voices by giving:

- help forming a proposal (abstract)
- speaker training for new speakers who submit an abstract
- bursaries

Details and links to the conference are in the blog post. It takes time to get a talk idea together, so if it's of interest do apply now.

Here's a summary of what it was like last year: http://underscore.io/blog/posts/2015/01/14/new-speakers-at-scala-exchange.html
New Speakers at Scala Exchange 2015. Share on Twitter. Posted: 05 Jun 2015; by: Dave Gurnell. The Call for Papers for Scala Exchange 2015 went out today. Once again, Underscore are proud to be assisting with the organisation of the conference, and once again we will be providing assistance to ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Very good of Google to offer these to events in both Europe and North America!
To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, we're excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields.
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Suzanne Axtell
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For you London-based members, this looks like a very supportive group. They also have a speaking tips newsletter you can subscribe to.
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Eliza Camber

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UPDATE:
Our site is now online! droidcon.gr :-D
Hi everyone!
droidcon is coming at Greece, specifically in the magnificent city of Thessaloniki, this September and we're super excited! There will be special WTM at droidcon sessions and we will be thrilled to have you here! If you're interested in holding a session please visit here: http://goo.gl/Y3ZIfQ
droidcon has a Female dev Sponsorship program. You can find more info here: http://goo.gl/lujSQe
#droidconGR  
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Wonderful!!
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Suzanne Axtell
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We've just opened the call for speakers for our brand new event, the O'Reilly Design Conference. If you're an interaction, UX, UI, and/or IoT designer or product manager, please let us hear from you by July 20. The conference happens January 20-22 in San Francisco.
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you'll be in the Belfast area in a couple of weeks, the MoneyConf organizers are offering 40 free tickets to women in tech.
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Suzanne Axtell
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"That is when I realized what leadership means: To make things happen."  - +Chiu-Ki Chan (whose Technically Speaking newsletter you should sign up for: http://www.techspeak.email/) on how public speaking supported her leadership skills.
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Denali Lumma

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Hi All,

I’m pleased to announce that planning for the Selenium Conference 2015 is well underway! I’m on the committee organizing this year’s SeConf and have been asked to nominate potential keynotes speakers who are women.

Anyone feel like they would like to be considered?

More details:

SeConf 2015 will be held in Portland, Oregon over September 8-10, 2015. This year, we expect between 450-500 Selenium community members, automated testing experts and leaders in the areas like continuous integration, mobile app testing and DevOps. 

If you need some encouragement and to see how our event will go we recommend reviewing the raw tweets and pictures from SeConf 2014.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Great news - we're offering diversity scholarships for our upcoming devops/web performance conference! Please apply if your company is unable to fund your ticket. I would love to meet you and hopefully persuade you to submit speaking proposals for the next edition in person. :)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Congrats to +Chiu-Ki Chan and +Cate Huston for an excellent first six months of Technically Speaking! If you haven't already joined their mailing list, I highly recommend you do so immediately!
 
Win books & conference tickets by sharing your public speaking experience!

My friend +Cate Huston and I created a newsletter 6 months ago to help everyone get started on public speaking and become better speakers. To celebrate our sixmonthiversary, we are hosting a giveaway and inviting everyone to share their public speaking experience.

http://tinyletter.com/techspeak/letters/technically-speaking-may-5-2015

Looking forward to hearing from you. Spread the word!
¡Hola! from Santiago where Cate continues to mangle the Spanish language… slightly less than previously!
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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'll be in Denver this August, the dynamic duo of +Cate Huston and +Chiu-Ki Chan will be leading a conference proposal writing session as part of 360iDev (though you don't have to be attending the con to participate in their session).
The Leading indie iOS/Mac Developer conference. In the World. "This event may have been the single best experience I've had in my professional (and independent) career" - Previous Attendee Four days, nearly 50 sessions, over 40 speakers, all community. 360|iDev 2015 ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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A little basic, but a good reminder of the fundamentals.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Any other advice for us conference organizers?
I asked on Twitter what conferences could do in order to make someone’s speaking experience really comfortable and the best it could possibly be. Here are the really helpful answers I...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Attention all you IoT - hardware - wearables folks: I have a couple of free passes for Solid in SF later this month. Ping me if you're interested!

Also, if you're part of a not-for-profit, we've set aside a couple of table in the Demo Pavilion to showcase non-commercial projects. Let me know asap if you'd like to participate.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Over on Slideshare (where hopefully the bar is set very high), Scott Schwertly blogs about better presentations. His list is worth bookmarking!
Posts By: Scott Schwertly. Want to Be a Better Presenter? Turn to These 5 Learning Resources. By Scott Schwertly on June 2, 2015. 5-resources-blog I don't know about you, but I love taking advantage of the slowness at work during the summer months to learn new skill sets or polish up on existing ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Sandi MacPherson is compiling a list of women speakers - please join up! (I'm looking forward to using it as a resource. :))
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Women to Speak - Add yourself!This information will be used to create a public directory of women working in the tech industry that are interested in and/or are actively speaking at conferences, appearing on panels, contributing to articles, joining podcast discussions, etc. Your name, job title, and other publicly available online resources will be available through the directory - I will not share your email addresses or other private contact information that is otherwise...
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Hannes Fostie

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Hi everyone,

I'm one of the organizers of the ArrrrCamp Ruby conference which is taking place on the 1st and 2nd of October in Ghent, Belgium. I wanted to post about our call for proposals which will remain open for another month (until the 21st of June).

We have a focus on technical Ruby talks, but we'll always consider talks on different technologies, motivational or inspirational talks as well. Not all selected talks will be Ruby and not everything will be technical per se.

We have no "official" mentorship program in place, mostly because everyone's needs are so different. That said, if you get in touch we'll help you with anything you need, from giving a guiding hand writing the proposal to talk/slide creation to travel arrangements. If we feel we're not the right people to help out, we'll reach out to people in our community instead.

All information can be found here,
http://2015.arrrrcamp.be/cfp/
with our code of conduct here:
http://2015.arrrrcamp.be/coc/

If you have any questions, shoot!

Kind regards,
Hannes
A conference for the modern Rubyist
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Suzanne Axtell
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Not in-depth by any means, but it's always good to hear what TED-level speakers do to prepare and present.
Concrete ways to be a better speaker... and some great TED Talks, too!
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Good timing for me with this post! I'm going to be a giving a TEDx talk on May 28th about how we can get more women into tech (specifically web and software development) by helping them have access to accelerated alternative pathways like bootcamps, online classes, community groups, and apprenticeships. 
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Suzanne Axtell
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We're doing Ignite at OSCON in Portland this year and would love to read your proposal(s)! Deadline to apply is June 5; Ignite will happen on the evening of July 20.
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