There are many good reasons to not go to every talk possible when attending conferences. However increasingly it became hip to boast about avoiding going to talks – encouraging others to follow suit. As a speaker, that rubs me the wrong way and I’ll try to explain why.
What's your personal minimal acceptable lead time for a conference talk? If you submit a talk proposal, and it's accepted, then you'd expect to be notified of that acceptance some time prior to your talk, so you can prepare and rehearse well and sort work and travel around the conference. What's that minimum time for you? (Boosts would be nice, thanks!) [ ] 2 weeks [ ] 4 weeks [ ] 6 weeks [ ] 8 weeks or longer
Quantifying your reliance on Open Source software (24 mins read).
A writeup of my talk at DevOpsNotts, about the dependency-management-data project and how to use it to understand your internal and external dependencies.
Attached: 1 image Great #IndieWeb talk today from @firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics I keep thinking about for myself (but really need to find the time to take action on). #FOSSY #OpenSource
This evening I've been putting the finishing touches on a preview of my talk Quantifying your reliance on Open Source software coming to DevOpsNotts at the end of July for my colleagues at #Deliveroo tomorrow, and still appreciating the tip I got at the DDD East Midlands speaker workshop to write the content before the slides, as it's made it a breeze to construct slides based on a long form blog post!
Very excited to be talking at DevOpsNotts at the end of July about a project very close to my heart recently - dependency-management-data - in a new talk, Quantifying your reliance on Open Source software, where we'll look at how you can get a better view of your organisation's Open Source and internal dependency usage.
Me too 👀 made good use of a train to London to get some abstracts together, let's see how they're received.
Whatever happens, there'll still be a blog post to TL;DW what would've been the talk
I've just submitted a couple talk proposals to @email@example.com 🎉 Y'all should totally submit too! It's an awesome conference run my truly wonderful humans! 💙 https://sessionize.com/ddd-east-midlands-conference-2023/
So.. do I submit talks? 👀
Donia Chaiehloudj (@doniacld)Mon, 30 Jan 2023 16:17 GMT
Every so often, I come across some conference talk which is highly interesting in terms of its actual contents, but which unfortunately is presented in a less than ideal way. I’m thinking of basic mistakes here, such as the presenter primarily looking at their slides rather than at the audience. I’m always feeling a bit sorry when this happens, as I firmly believe that everyone can do good and even great talks, just by being aware of — and thus avoiding — a few common mistakes, and sticking to some simple principles.
It's conference season again, so you may be preparing a talk with code snippets. Please remember -- MAKE THE FONT SIZE UNCOMFORTABLY LARGE FOR YOU Your audience will appreciate being able to read it. 👀 And... High contrast between background & text colors ◼️◻️🟨
Ben Greenberg (@RabbiGreenberg)Tue, 29 Mar 2022 06:32 +0000
Having done a couple of online talks, this sounds like a great tip - it's unnerving talking to yourself/your slides with no audience feedback at all.
Post detailsGreat tip for presenting remotely that I learned from a couple of our #DesignOps Summit speakers: FaceTime with a trusted friend or mentor while presenting. (Muted, of course.) Presenting to one person is more conversational and natural—especially a person you know and trust.
Louis Rosenfeld (@louisrosenfeld)Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:52 GMT
Nik Knight (@kninki)Fri, 14 Jan 2022 07:11 GMT
FYI, I help run a meetup and have spoken (virtually) at meetups around the world. IME 90% of meetup organizers are thrilled to have someone reach out. They're volunteers, so it can take some time to connect, but they want your talk! I wrote more here: letterstoanewdeveloper.com/2021/12/06/spe…
If you really want to learn a new technology, sign up to give a presentation about it at a meetup.
Matt Stine 🚢 (@mstine)Wed, 05 Jan 2022 02:55 GMT
Dan Moore (@mooreds)Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:20 GMT
The Call for Proposals (CFP) for codebar Festival is still open. If you've ever thought about speaking at an event this is the most welcoming audience. If you have an idea for a session and want to run it by someone, or have someone help you develop your idea. Drop me a DM!
Kimberley Cook (@KimberleyCook91)Mon, 03 Jan 2022 11:04 GMT
It's 2021, why are you still telling us it's hard to find Black speakers? We're right here. It's 2021 and I am still seeing panels and conferences with nothing but white men at the helm. Let's change that. blackspeakerscollection.pory.app
Madi B. l Blue Haired Unicorn 🦄 🏳️🌈(she/her) (@corprteUnicorn)Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:59 GMT
A writeup of my lightning talk at Tech Nottingham about my salary post.
Will I prep before hand or just wing something on the night? I think we all know which it’s gonna be 😅
Carol 🌻 (@CarolSaysThings)Thu, 07 Oct 2021 20:55 +0000
Not with that attitude you can't 🙃
Feeling the urge for a #PayToSpeak rant. But I'm going to resist. Instead I'll plea. Folks please only support events where you know the speakers are being looked after and compensated for their time. Ticketed online conferences should be paying their speakers.
Richard Bradshaw (@FriendlyTester)Thu, 13 May 2021 12:11 +0000
Happy #TechNott day all! Looking forward to seeing you later to hear a bit more about what the #IndieWeb is, and the ways you can get involved owning your data and building cool things for yourself https://www.technottingham.com/events/tech-nottingham-april-2021
Tech Nottingham (@technottingham)Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:22 +0000
Woop woop! Very excited for this 🎉 looking forward to sharing a bit more about what the #IndieWeb is, why you may be interested and what folks can do to get involved!
Looking forward to talking about all things #IndieWeb, owning your data, and some of the cool open standards and tech we've worked on to take back a bit of control 🤓
I found out that even when doing talks independently, I should've got my work to review them, and was like huh 🤷🏽♂️
A look at what the IndieWeb is, why you should care, and how to get started with it.
DDD East Midlands: Speaker Workshop (18 mins read).
A writeup of my notes from the awesome Speaker Workshop run by DDD East Midlands.
OggCamp 2018 (21 mins read).
A look at my time at OggCamp 2018, the talks I presented and attended.
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