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If you're in the Boston area, please join SGO and my O'Reilly colleagues for networking, learning, and fun!
Join O’Reilly Media and She Geeks Out on Thursday, September 24th for a special night of networking, learning, eating and drinking. We’ll be hosting this event at O’Reilly’s brand spankin’ new offices right at Downtown Crossing! Please note that this is a women-only event that is welcoming and respectful of trans women. We’ll be talking about all issues related to lady geekdom! Speakers Monica Guzman Learning to Write Well: << pithy words here >>...
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EmpireJS Team

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Call for speakers is open for EmpireNode 2015.

It is a one day conference about Node/IO and JavaScript, taking place in NYC on October 23, 2015

We’re looking forward to having great female speakers talk at EmpireNode! You can submit your proposals using the link below, the CFP deadline is August 31.

Call for speakers form:
https://docs.google.com/a/empirejs.org/forms/d/1qUgKrfhuAOpsmqCE-9blPOyd2m7WjeuaO7qBdDdmARM/viewform?edit_requested=true

Speker information/FAQ
https://docs.google.com/document/d/195hhBekC1gT9NLX5qHcCVZm6EfBA5Ky3YfrVuEpidB0/edit#heading=h.h61pupkuj67r
Our Code of conduct:
https://github.com/EmpireJS/Code-of-Conduct
More information at:
http://2015.empirenode.org/
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Call for SpeakersWant to speak at EmpireNode in October? Well you're at the right place! We're looking for action-packed 20-25 minute talks covering the range of all things Node.js. Presenters are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their proposal topics, talks, and format. Looking for suggestions of topics? How about: * Real-time and distributed systems * Modules, modularity, and npm * Did we mention streams? No? Then streams! * Databases wit...
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Thanks for calling out the code of conduct!
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While I know codes of conduct and other measures have helped make it easier for women and other under-represented folks to speak at tech conferences, my heart sank as I read this. A must-read for conference organizers.
Earlier this week, I was discussing with some fellow women speakers about unwanted advances we have received from other speakers. It sparked a discussion about how many notable speakers in this industry sexually harass, degrade, and generally make women uncomfortable at events.
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All too familiar. 
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's an update on Sandi MacPherson's project to get more women speaking at tech conferences. 50% is a wonderful goal! If you haven't added yourself to her directory yet, please take a moment to do so.

(As a conference organizer, I'm hoping the directory will be directly accessible at some point. :))
If you say you can't find women to speak at your tech event, this list of 1,000+ industry leaders will prove you wrong.
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Excited to see this new book from +Femgineer and +Karen Catlin.  Adding this to my fall reading list!
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Thank you, Suzanne! We will let you and this group know when the book is available, later this Fall. 
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Advice from the Slideshare peeps, who probably have seen their fair share of preso slides. :)
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Here's a little public speaking inspiration for your Monday!
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Mitchell Hashimoto

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HashiConf is looking for speakers! We're having a conference in Portland in September called HashiConf. It is focused around HashiCorp tools: Vagrant, Packer, Consul, Terraform, Vault. These cover a wide spectrum from developer-focused (Vagrant) to IT/Ops/DevOps (Consul, Vault), but can generally be considered "DevOps."

We know there are some really great women in these spaces (so many!). We're holding slots to try to ensure we have a diverse and welcoming conference for as many groups as possible. We're reaching out to you to ask for your help, if you're interested.

We'd like to ask any interested people to submit talks to us covering any of our range of tools. If it uses our tools, huge plus, if it doesn't but is interesting to the category, then we'd still like it. 

All information including code of conduct is available on the website at hashiconf.com

We already closed the official CFP, but as I said we have some additional reserved slots we'd like to fill. Please email any proposals to me directly. I will handle them directly to make sure they're handled in a timely manner. For proposals, please just include your talk abstract. All other information is irrelevant for the purpose of looking at talks until we accept it. At that point, we'd need name and other information for logistics. 

We'll be covering speaker travel and lodging and I'm more than happy to answer any questions if you email me directly.

My email is mitchell@hashicorp.com

Thanks!
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Conscientious and accomplished conference speaker +Lara Hogan wrote about receiving feedback from men after giving her keynote presentation at Velocity. Have you ever received gendered criticism at events where you speak or pitch? If so, how did you deal with it?

(My two cents: I was lucky enough to see Lara give this preso live and thought she did a super job, so fie upon you, critical dudes!)
I had a new experience a few weeks ago when I was speaking at Velocity. I gave a keynote to 2,000 people; throughout the following day, a half-dozen strangers came up to me to supply unsolicited criticism of my presentation tone.
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Translate to baseball stats, 8 strikes, 1,992 positive hits, you are a super star!  A strike is just practice for the home run.
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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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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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One word, people: Paris! The Droidcon call for speakers is open til September 30; conference takes place November 9-10 in the City of Light.
Agenda. CFP opening : Saturday, August 1, 2015. CFP closing : Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Reminder : do not forget to submit your Draft. Program announced : from Thursday, October 15, 2015. Videos. Review Droidcon FR 2014's videos on youtube.com (agenda). CFP is open ...
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+Cate Huston shares some key takeaways and resources from the first in-person Technically Speaking event she ran with +Chiu-Ki Chan. May it be the first of many!
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Suzanne Axtell
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Another pro preso tip from Slideshare.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Calling all you web developers - we need you to speak at Fluent! Please share your knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, back-end, performance, security lessons, expertise, etc. - the whole Web Platform enchilada. Proposal deadline is September 21; Fluent happens March 8-10, 2016 in SF. PS - Fluent is super fun!
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you like deadlines, here's a looming call for speakers that closes on Friday! "The vision of Integrate is that data, API’s, infrastructure, and IT products will see themselves as components of a single interconnected technology platform." It takes place September 28-30 in Santa Clara, CA. More info: http://integratecon.com/
Below is the information requested of speaker proposal submission for Integrate 2015. Early speaker proposal deadline is May 29th, 2015 and regular speaker deadline is August 7, 2015. You will be updated on our decisions within 5 days of the proposal deadlines. Advice about speaker proposals: ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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If, like me, you're a fan of +Scott Berkun, here's some great news: he's announced a public speaking workshop for this September in Seattle.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Tired of seeing yet another line-up of male speakers, this woman hacked a panel and made a place for herself on stage. (If only they had taken the pledge! http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/a-simple-suggestion-to-help-phase-out-all-male-panels-at-tech-conferences/266837/)
There was a cool story recently about how a man gave up his seat on a panel to a woman and encouraged more men to do the…
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you'll be in Amsterdam at the end of October, please consider submitting a proposal for Ignite! Deadline is September 25.
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you have a data-related startup, please apply to be a part of the Startup Showcase at Strata + Hadoop World in New York this September. It's a great way to get your company in front of a lot of important people and hone your pitch. Call closes on August 21.
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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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