139: Conferencing

July 18th, 2019 · 59 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

02:43 - First Conference Experiences

08:31 - The Importance of Networking + Stickers!!

14:56 - Conference Fashion

16:51 - Approaching Speakers After Talks and Tricks to Remembering Names + Faces

18:49 - Speaking At Conferences

  • Handling Anxiety
  • Lightning Talks
  • Practice at Company Lunch and Learns and Meetups

31:38 - Conveying Information in a Talk

34:59 - Crafting Proposals, What Selection Committees Look For, and Writing Talks

  • The Purpose of Outlines
  • Narrative Structure
  • Bad/Cliche Talk Titles
  • Shitposting

52:03 - Gathering Conference Talk Topic Inspiration


Coraline: Join our Greater Than Code Slack Community for friendly talk feedback!

Sam: Being a conference speaker is an awesome introvert hack. It gives people a reason to come talk to you!

Rein: You shouldn’t feel like you have to attend conferences or give talks at conference to have a career in the industry.

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