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Suzanne Axtell
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Just nine days left to apply for the Clojure/west Opportunity Grants! As they note: "Don't feel like you deserve this? That's ok: you do." The conference takes place April 15-16 in Seattle.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Hey all you Pythonistas, applications for financial assistance to attend PyCon closes March 1. PyCon takes place May 28-June 5 in Portland, OR.
**To submit a financial aid application**, sign up or log in to your account and proceed to the submit a financial aid application! Submit a financial aid application Timeline ----------------- - 2015 October 17: Financial aid application opens. - 2016 March 1: Financial aid applications close.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Hey all you newbie and wannabe speakers, here's a helpful event for you! The fab +PyLadies are running this online workshop this Saturday. Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues!
In order to see this event in your timezone, please click this link http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Your+First+Conference+Proposal%21+&iso=20160130T10&p1=202&ah=1 Description: Speaking at conferences is a great way to get to know new people, travel the country (and the world!), learn new techniques, and network with other developers. But submitting your first conference presentation can be daunting. You might not be sure ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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I like that they're encouraging proposals from people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and all levels of speaking experience! Deadline for proposals is February 29; Write the Docs happens May 22-24 in Portland, OR.
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Linda van der Pal

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Did you know about the German Speakerinnen initiative? https://speakerinnen.org/
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Die Speakerinnen-Liste hat das Ziel, die Sichtbarkeit von Frauen* bei Konferenzen, Panels, Talkshows und überall da zu erhöhen, wo öffentlich gesprochen wird.
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Thanks for sharing, Linda!
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Suzanne Axtell
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We're seeking speakers for our Ignite event that will happen at Fluent in San Francisco, on the evening of March 8. Presos are just 5 minutes long and topics are wide open, so it's a lot of fun! Please let us hear from you by February 22.
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Suzanne Axtell
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This is a little tangential to public speaking, but if you suffer from impostor syndrome, this webcast with Lauren Hug might help. It's happening on January 19.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Interested in speaking at Velocity in Santa Clara? Join the call for proposals "office hours" tomorrow, January 6, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 19:00 CET) via our public #cfp channel on Slack at http://oreillyconfs.heroku.com or https://velocityconf.slack.com/messages/cfp/
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Suzanne Axtell
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Happy 2016 everyone! If you make new year's resolutions, is "Speak at a tech conference" on your list? If so, what conferences are you aiming for?
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"CONNECT 2016 will focus on technical and career development sessions by bringing together industry speakers, tech influencers and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to advancing the growth of technical women." Proposal deadline is January 10.
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CONNECT 2016 Call for Speakers | March 19th & 20th | SeattleCONNECT 2016 will focus on technical and career development sessions by bringing together indus 4002 try speakers, tech influencers and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to advancing the growth of technical women. We welcome both male and female speakers and experts in the technology field to submit a talk/workshop topic for consideration. Our conference goals are to provide the best quality, knowledgeable and powerful talks and workshops regard...
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Dmitry Pavlov

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Nepalese Developer Rojina Bajracharya Wins First Toptal Scholarship
Toptal is thrilled to announce the first winner of the Toptal Scholarship for Female Developers, Rojina Bajracharya. Rojina is an incredibly inspiring, motivated Python developer, entrepreneur, and mentor from Bhaktapur, Nepal.
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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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Adam Smiley Poswolsky writes: "Who leads today determines who leads tomorrow. I’m glad I got to invite three friends to speak, but I know I couldn't have done that if we hadn't known each other in the first place. So ask yourself: Who do you know?"
If we don't widen the lineup, we won't learn anything new.
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Suzanne Axtell
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+Chiu-Ki Chan is one of the organizers of 360|AnDev, Denver's first Android dev conference. The CFP is open; hotel and travel costs are covered for speakers. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29, 2016. Check out the inclusivity scholarships, too! The conference happens July 28 – 29, 2016 in Denver, CO. 
Deadline for Submissions is Friday, April 29, 2016. Google I/O is May 18-20, 2016. Selected speakers will be given an opportunity to revise their sessions based on new information released at Googl…
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Suzanne Axtell
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Are you part of a data-driven startup? If so, please apply to be a part of our Startup Showcase at Strata + Hadoop World. It's a great way to get in front of VCs and other influencers. Deadline to apply is February 12; the conference happens at the end of March in San Jose, CA.
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Suzanne Axtell
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If web development is your thing, you may want to apply for a Fluent Conference Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - the deadline to be considered s is this Friday, January 22.  
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Suzanne Axtell
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Looking to cut your public speaking teeth at an unconference? I highly recommend She's Geeky. It's happening at the end of January in Mountain View, CA.
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LOVE She's Geeky! I've attend the past 2 in San Diego. Leslie rules!
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Iulia Pascu

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We are looking for speakers on our stage at @MOSS 2016. Call for papers are open until January 11

Containing exclusively technical content with highly educational profile, MOSS encourages exchange of experience between experts in the field and aims to bring more interesting presentations and more interaction opportunities for the open source community in Romania.

‪#‎embedded‬ ‪#‎IoT‬ ‪#‎mobilesystems‬ ‪#‎cloudsolution‬ ‪#‎security‬ ‪#‎opensource‬ ‪#‎software‬ ‪#‎moss2016‬
http://mossconf.ro/call-for-papers-2016/
MOSS 2016 is the 2nd edition of the Make Open Source Software Conference – a conference dedicated to open source developers working on Embedded & Mobile Systems and Cloud Solutions and it will take place in Bucharest on March 23, 2016. We invite you to join us as we bring together a large ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Samantha Quiñones ‏is conducting an informal survey of conference speakers. Please take a moment to respond so that she has a goodly sample size of female respondents!
Hi! I'm Samantha Quiñones (@ieatkillerbees) and I'm a conference speaker. I'm looking to gather some information from other people who speak at tech conferences. Please don't share any private information. I'm not interested in demographics apart from gender identity (just to see if there are ...
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Karen Catlin

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"You don’t know everything. Most experienced speakers don’t either, and that’s okay. Your goal is simply to take a complex problem that you’ve personally struggled with and help the audience understand it."

http://www.5050pledge.com/you-dont-have-to-be-the-expert/
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Suzanne Axtell
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Do you have statistics/math training and a lab/research background and are now focused in the product area? If so, we have a moderator seeking participants for her panel at Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose next March. Interested? Please lmk here or email me directly at suzanne@oreilly.com. Thanks!
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