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Speak Up! Workshop - The fine art of sharing and presenting

Cape Town Front-end Developers
Saturday, 16 March 201910:00
CodeBridge Campground Road, Claremont, ZA. (-33.976559,18.466614), Cape Town

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/

About you

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!

πŸ›Έ Facilitators

πŸ‘½ Schalk Venter is a frontend developer and UI designer that works for a civic-tech non-profit called OpenUp ( He is passionate about the intersection between technology and social good, and a big fan of the JAMstack ( front-end architecture.

πŸ‘½ 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 Front-end scene.

🏑 The Venue

The talk will be hosted at Codebridge Newlands: Loads of free parking at the entrance of the venue!

πŸ“œ The Fineprint

CTFEDs' Code of Conduct is here: We're serious about offering a warm, inclusive, safe space to learn. :)

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