London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10:00 AM till 15:45 PM February 3rd 2018Book your free ticket
Barnardos, Lynton House, 8 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9BQ
Reason for being involved in workshop: As someone who ALWAYS speaks to a million people before submitting a CFP I think this workshop is a great idea.
About Kimberley: I am a freelance web developer currently based in London.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I think CFP day is a great idea. I want to help other people get to a space where they're comfortable presenting and make it easier for anyone to get involved.
About Emmett: I've given a fair few presentations and talks over the years and want to help people get stuck in.
Reason for being involved in workshop: This time last year, I submitted my first ever talk proposal after getting practical advice from someone about what to do. As a result, I've spoken at a few conferences. I'd love to pass that on to others!
About Sareh: I'm a web developer at BBC News. I did a coding bootcamp a couple of years ago, to transition from academia into tech. I'd love people who are new to tech, or even just new to public speaking, to attend this workshop. :) Tech conferences can *definitely* do with having you speaking there!
Reason for being involved in workshop: I used to be terrified of public speaking, but nowadays I love giving talks. I started out 4 years ago, and I know how scary and nervous it can be to push yourself to try something new. I'd love to share my experiences of how I became a speaker and help other people get started.
About Melinda: Melinda Seckington is a Technical Manager at FutureLearn, the social learning platform offering free and paid-for online courses and degrees from leading universities and organisations worldwide. Melinda is a BarCamps, Hackdays and tech meetup enthusiast. She speaks at international technology conferences and writes for MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly. When she’s not busy with events or blogging, you can find Melinda curled up on her couch with a good book or video game.
Reason for being involved in workshop: When I started giving talks at tech events I found that not only did it improve my technical skills but also my communication skills and confidence. I'd like to help others to feel this too!
About Jo: I am a web developer advocate for Samsung Internet where I help developers to use new web APIs, giving lots of public talks! I have 6 years experience working as a front end developer in various parts of the tech industry from startups, agencies, charities to large organisations. I am also a coach and organiser of codebar.io which teaches minority groups in tech how to code.