10:00 AM till 14:00 PM February 3rd 2018Book your free ticket
Level 8, 455 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to get more types of people talking at conferences
About Amanda: Hi! I’m Amanda I am super passionate about testing, and about the people within technology, particularly around building and transforming people, teams and practices. I'm also very excited to be running this event to get a greater range of people talking at conferences.
Erwin van der Koogh
Reason for being involved in workshop: I love helping a new generation of speakers
About Erwin: Erwin is both a technologist and a recovering management consultant and is currently the Founder of Bitgenics, the company behind Linc, a new hosting platform for Progressive Web Apps. He is also a very experienced speaker having spoken at tens of conferences all over the world.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'd like to help people interested in conference speaking develop their skills and make great presentations.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Support women to apply to speak at more tech conferences because other women need to see female role models
About Elle: Elle is a full stack web developer with more than ten years experience writing Ruby and Rails. Before Blackmill, she was a Development Director in the New York City office of thoughtbot. Elle spoke at numerous conferences and meetups. She organised three conferences, been in charge of the CFPs in all three. Lastly, she was on a CFP panel at Write Speak Code in 2016.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I love hearing what people have learned and I love hearing different perspectives. There are systemic imbalances that make that hard and I try to use my privilege to offset them. The easier we can make it for each person to contribute, the better off we'll all be.
About Lachlan: Lachlan has been attending and speaking at web events since 2004. He's twice been on Call For Proposal review teams for conferences and once served on the review team for a conference's opportunity program. He loves seeing people share what they've learned.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I had a lot of help and encouragement with my first conference talk and I'd like to ensure that others can access the same kind of support. Diversity makes conferences both more interesting and accessible!
About Michele: Michele is a bit of an I.T. all-rounder; prior to joining Xero as an Agile Team Facilitator she held a variety of roles ranging from pre-sales and business analysis; through development, testing and production support; to teaching/training/coaching. When not chasing her kids around the place you might find her studying and sharing the arts of product development, continuous improvement and collaboration.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I value connecting with people, especially the sharing of experiences, ideas and lessons learned.
About Melissa: Melissa began her career in testing and quickly discovered the value of building quality in from inception. She has worked in a variety of roles, including Iteration Manager (IM), Quality Analyst, Product Owner and Release Lead. Melissa champions cross-competency collaboration to achieve successful delivery of real value for the customer, and has a passion for coaching and mentoring teams.