I want to share 6 tips for creating conference talk proposals that are clear, concise, and tell a story. These tips can help you start writing better proposals for conference CFPs and hopefully increase your chances of getting a conference talk accepted.
I’ve had a few thoughts running through my head lately around the “growth mindset” that I often see/experience as a developer. More specifically, I’m concerned that too many of us are experiencing more of a “growth pressure”; that the desire to learn and continually improve ourselves has morphed into an expectation or a mindset that […]
What excites you? What passions does your mind drift to while you lie awake at night; or while you commute; or sit in class? We all have something unique, beautiful, and truly special we can share.
This was my first Google I/O, and I must say, it was quite an experience. I went in to the week excited for new announcements and to maybe get my hands dirty with new tools/features. That all happened, but a week removed from the event it’s not the big announcements that have stuck with me […]
The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me. I just gave my first 2 android conference talks When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected. I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that […]
Another entry in my “preparing to share” series where i’m hoping to give an open look at preparing my first 2 conference talks
Does public speaking excite you and yet make you freak out a little? It sure does for me. As my first conference talks draw closer, I’m starting to have small waves of anxiety & doubt at the prospect of speaking about Kotlin to a room full of people. They are infrequent, but in the moment, I […]
I really enjoy chatting with people starting a journey into tech; hearing about their challenges, successes, struggles, worries, etc. It really illustrates the barriers present when starting a career. Some of these are inherent and part of the nature of learning anything new. Learning is a challenge. Developing a new skill set is not easy, […]
I’m trying something new In the spirit of transparency, vulnerability, and inclusiveness, I’m starting a little series called “goo bts”.
Awareness of “shame culture” in tech