14:00 PM till 17:00 PM March 2nd 2019Book your free ticket
Hacker You (North Room)
485 Queen St W - 3rd Floor.
This event is open to speakers and aspiring speakers of all experience levels. We'll help you take an idea and transform it into a technical talk with your unique perspective, helping you produce a talk title and abstract that will make your talk stand out from the crowd. By the end of the evening, our goal is for you to have all the artifacts and resources you'll need to submit a strong proposal.
Meet our facilitators! -
Henri Helvetica is a freelance developer who has turned his interests to a potpourri of performance engineering with pinches of user experience. He has found enjoyment attending and speaking at web conferences, right down to local meetups to be amongst the community he loves.
When not reading the deluge of daily research docs and case studies, or indiscriminately auditing sites in developer tools, Henri can be found contributing back to the community, co-programming meetups including the Toronto Web Performance Group or volunteering his time for lunch and learns at various bootcamps. Otherwise, with near certainty training and focusing on running the fastest 5k possible and longing the days he wasn't lactose intolerant.
Suzan Mahboob is a part of the SRE Cloud Engineering Team at TD Bank, supporting TD's public (Azure) and private (Openstack & VMWare) production Cloud environments. She enjoys everything Infrastructure Innovation! She was involved with the Women in Technology committee for the past 2 years and has worked with esteemed organizations such as LeanIn Canada, Acces Canada and CAUFP, advocating for diversity within the Tech word. She has spoken at multiple events and has worked with technologists to give powerful presentations that engage audiences, spark discussions, and deliver magnetic and memorable talks that speak to a diverse audience given by diverse speakers.
Cloud Engineering – L3 Service Delivery
Reason for being involved in workshop: I noticed Toronto isn't on the list - we (my meetup and conference) struggle to reach diverse voices and this seems like a great way to encourage speaking and help out. We've run workshops before but never as a part of this event
About Steve: 20 year tech veteran, ex-CTO startup advisor, organizer of DevOpsTO and DevOpsDaysTO, CEO of Visible, snowbird
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would love to be a part of increasing the range and diversity of CFPs in Toronto
About Elizabeth: Community Manager for Devops Toronto and DevOpsDays Toronto
Reason for being involved in workshop: There is no doubt that diversity can and will only do wonders for increasing the speaking talent pool. The CFP process isn't menacing, and I'd love to help take the panic out of it, and assist aspiring speakers. Added, Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world and it's only right that we help harness and enlist more talent to join the fold.
About Henri: Henri is a freelance developer who has turned his interests to a potpourri of performance engineering with pinches of user experience. He has found enjoyment attending and speaking at web conferences, right down to local meetups to be amongst the community he loves. When not reading the deluge of daily docs and case studies, or auditing sites in developer tools, Henri can be found contributing back to the community, co-programming meetups including the Toronto Web Performance Group and lunch and learns at various bootcamps. Otherwise, he is focusing on running the fastest 5k possible.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
The TTC route is the 501 and/or the 301 Queen Street Car. The closest stop to the venue is Queen St West and Spadina Ave. The venue is west of the stop on Queen St, on the south side of the street between Urban Outfitters and Cacao 70.
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes
How close is parking to the venue?
The closest parking (outdoors) is on Richmond West (behind-ish) the venue (with a few more scattered near by)
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
It is outdoors
Is the parking lot gated? No
Is the parking lot guarded? Yes
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Dial code, get buzzed in.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
There is an elevator
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
Is there a quiet room? No
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? No
Is the venue safe for small children? No
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? No
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?