We’re re-running an updated version of "Speak up!" workshop: the fine
art of sharing and presenting"!
Public speaking can be a bit intimidating at first, but it's a super
valuable skill to have. Not only socially but also in terms of knowing
how to promote yourself, your ideas, and advancing your career in tech.
So we've put together a workshop to help you get started.
In the workshop we'll help debunk some myths about speaking (like "I
have nothing to talk about" and "I don't have enough experience with
the topic"), share advice from some top speakers across the world (on
submitting a talk, preparing a talk, and giving a talk), and help you do
some practical exercises to bring things together.
At the end of the session you'll have a short bio you can use for talk
proposals, your LinkedIn profile or your own personal website! We'll
also have helped you generate some ideas for talks, and you will have
given a lightning talk to the rest of the attendees. Woo! \o/
There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. You don't have to be an
experienced developer, or have given a talk before. You don't even have
to be a Front-end developer. Tell your friends!
👽 Schalk Venter is a frontend developer and UI designer that works for a
civic-tech non-profit called OpenUp (https://openup.org.za/). He is passionate about the intersection between technology
and social good, and a big fan of the JAMstack
(https://jamstack.org/) front-end architecture.
👽 During the work week Danielle Eriksen is the lone frontend developer
and budding conversational UI/UX expert for Atura, an automated chatbot
based assistance platform. In her spare time, she enjoys making things
with lego, brewing beer and being a cat lap. She also tries to help and
encourage peeps to talk and share their experiences/knowledge in the