11:00 AM till 16:30 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
Azure Daikanyama Base
20-6, 20 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
** Workshop: Speaking at your first tech conference **
Global Diversity CFP Day is a global event happening in more than 70 cities at the same time, with the goal to help increasing the diversity of tech conference speakers. If you are part of an underrepresented group in tech and would like to change this situation by speaking at your first tech conference, this workshop if for you.
The workshop will cover topics like:
1. Choosing the perfect topic for your talk
2. Writing a talk proposal and self-introduction
3. Structuring your talk's content
4. Tips to nail on the day of the talk
We will have experienced speakers as mentors for this event.
This is a bilingual workshop and we will have English and Japanese tracks, so please choose your preferred language when registering for this event on the Connpass page.
** Who can come to this event? **
This workshop is not specific to any programming languages or frameworks, we welcome people from all backgrounds related to tech, including design and management. Skill level and years of experience are also irrelevant, so please don't worry about it.
"Diversity" includes various aspects such as religion, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, body shape, nationality and ability.
Japanese nationals are considered a minority at international conferences. So we also welcome those who have experience speaking in Japanese conferences but would like the challenge of speaking in English at international conferences (or vice-versa). Even if you are not confident in your English/Japanese proficiency, our bilingual mentors will help you.
** Agenda **
11:00 - Arrival & Check in
11:15 - Welcome & Announcements
11:30 - CFP Advice by Mentors
12:00 - Finding A Topic
12:20 - Proposal Writing
12:40 - How to Craft Your Bio
12:45 - Writing Your Bio
13:15 - LUNCH BREAK
14:15 - Caring For Your Audience
14:30 - Your Perfect Tech Talk
14:45 - Proposal Writing (cont.)
15:15 - The Day of Your Talk
15:30 - Proposal Writing (cont.)
15:45 - Presentation of Proposals
16:00 - Group photo and closing
* Some contents of the schedule are still subject to change
** Code of Conduct **
All attendees, workshop organisers, facilitators, mentors and venue staff involved in Global Diversity CFP Day are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Workshop team members will enforce this code of conduct throughout the event.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Because I have met many developers in Japan who would like to apply for CFPs but struggle on their way
About Kristina: DevRel Manager at Microsoft
Reason for being involved in workshop: Once you realize how much better everything becomes when there is diverse representation, you can never really go back.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I join the workshop as mentor.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Would like to share my global experiences based on global project and marketing and would like to gain great inputs about Diversity from here's attendees.
About Ryohei: Ryo, Strategic Planning Office Director, Pacific Business Consulting, Inc. (PBC / ) Microsoft MVP for Business Applications With experience in Microsoft Dynamics ERP (NAV/AX) that goes further back than anyone in Japan, Ryo has taken part in international projects in Japan and 29 other countries since 2001, traveling enough miles to circle the globe some 75 times. He is continually involved with several international projects. On the strength of his project experience, expertise in R&D for Dynamics ERP and the global network he maintains with Microsoft and other Dynamics partners, he has made appearances at many related events in Japan and abroad. In recognition of these achievements, Ryo became the first in Japan to receive an MVP award for Microsoft Dynamics ERP 2015. He is also a member of the Directions Asia committee. here is his blog at https://www.pbc.co.jp/blog/ facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/dynamics.japan LinkedIn account at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryo-japan-cowboy-microsoft-mvp-for-business-applications-678847b/
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would like to increase women's opportunities to join tech communities.
About Kazumi: A developer, Microsoft MVP for Azure. I'm interested in Cloud, Serverless, Infrastructure as Code, IoT and more.
Reason for being involved in workshop: The ongoing lack of diversity in the tech industry, as well as the intimidation many early-career developers face in trying to grow their professional accomplishments are some of the reasons why this workshop is important to me.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? No
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? No
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes
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Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? No
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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? No
Do chairs in the venue have arms? Yes
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
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