10:00 AM till 14:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
Dronning Eufemias gate 71
Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker? Are you a member of an underrepresented or marginalised group? Just new to tech speaking and want to get some inspiration and practical advice? Microsoft Norway sponsors and hosts 2020's edition of the Global Diversity CFP Day in Oslo. Join us on Saturday, January 18th and have your first technical talk at the conference this year!
There will be a number of conferences with their CFP information available for you to apply to while you are attending the workshop. Further to this we'll also be covering a host of aspects of your speaking journey once your proposal has been accepted.
We also look for mentors who could share their experience with making the way on the stage.
10:00 Doors open
10:15 Welcome Word - introducing the team and Code of Conduct
10:20 Advice video #1: CFP Advice from Raquel Velez and Sarah Mei (20 min)
10:40 Working session #1: What should I speak about?
11:00 Advice video #2: Crafting Your Bio: By Danielle Barnes from @WomenTalkDesign
11:10 Working session: Proposal Writing
11:30 Lunch: we serve pizza!
12:00 Advice video #3: Your perfect tech talk from Saron Yitbarek
12:15 Working session: Caring for your audience
12:35 Advice video #4: The Art of Slide Design by Melinda Seckington
12:55 Attendees present their talk proposal
13:15 Advice video #5: Jessica Rose: The day of your talk
13:30 Family Photo and Closing words
We can't wait to meet you on Saturday, January 18th in Microsoft Norway office!
Reason for being involved in workshop: As an organizer of two conferences and a speaker I'd love to share my experience with others
About Maxim: Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and web front-end geek who builds web applications since the end of the last century and shares his extensive experience with many aspects of the web platform by speaking/training at developer events around the world and running his own conferences & meetups. He is actively exploring new features of the web and the idea of progressive web applications (PWA) in particular.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm a community person and like helping more people get involved in the community. It's a main driver both in organizing SQLSaturday Oslo and working in the community in other aspects and roles
About Johan: Johan Ludvig Brattås is a managing consultant at Capgemini, and a dedicated community guy. He has worked with MS SQL server since late 1999, mostly with BI in one form or another. The last 3 years, most of his work has been in Azure working on both VMs, data lakes, PowerBI and the last year focusing on Azure IoT and Stream Analytics. Combining his passion for MS SQL Server with his passion for sharing knowledge, he started speaking at various events in the SQL Community. This is also a way to give back to the community for all the things he has learned over the years. When not working, Johan Ludvig either spends his time with his kids, playing with new technology or teaching coeliacs how to bake glutenfree food.
Reason for being involved in workshop: -
About Victoria: Victoria Bergquist is a frontend engineer and community organiser.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would like to contribute back to the community
About Håkan: Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead. Håkan is also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG) and is active as an Ambassador for Oslo.AI the local chapter for the global City.AI community. Currently Håkan is working as Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I attended last year, and it was very helpful landing med 3 full length and 1 lightning talk this fall.
About Benedicte: Benedicte Raae is an independent contractor, working as a full stack developer. With a developer mom, she had free access to the Internet from an early age, but it was actually her Norwegian teacher that introduced her to HTML in 1997. Since then, she has created countless apps, services, and sites. Both for fun and profit.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Help people to raise self confidence and be ready to speak on stage
About Victoria: Security girl in Microsoft with experience more than 13 years in security. She spends all her time working closely with developers and architects to make security built in from design level. She is a big supporter of making security as culture and shifting security to the left thru DevOps. Victoria believes that empowering developers and architects in security tasks by helping with education will increase security level without increasing additional workload. During her free time, she deep dives into Cloud security, development, identity and access management. And of course, she doesn't forget about running, hiking and motorcycles, which are the biggest passion after security.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
We want to promote sustainable commuting as one small contribution to give a healthy planet on to the next generation and live up to the regulations set by Norwegian authorities.
There are over 450 parking spots for bikes in the basement. Using your bike to work is good both for the environment and for your health. In addition, you can find a bike shower and a shelf if you want to charge your electric bike.
There are bus stops within walking distance from the office. The stop Bjørvika and Ladegården are both reachable in under 5 minutes.
Tram 18 and 19 will pass Eufemia in the tram trace, which is in the middle of Dronning Eufemias gate (which translates to Queen Eufemia’s street). The tram trace is not completed and will probably not be completed until the new railway line is finished.
Eufemia is located approximately 11 minutes’ walk from Oslo Central Station. If you grab a coffee on the way, testing shows that 13 minutes should cover the time needed to get to the office from the Central Station. You will also find the express airport train there.
There is a parking lot available 10 minutes walk from Eufemia.
Grønlands Torg P-hus APCOA
Smalgangen 13, 0188 Oslo
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?
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? No
Is the parking lot gated? No
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Please use the side (not main) entrance to the building. Call 90170176 if the door is locked.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
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? Yes
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? No
Is the venue safe for small children? Yes
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? Yes
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?