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Speaking Out: A workshop for public speaking in tech

*Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:

Speaking Out: A workshop for public speaking in tech
Presented by Richard Warburton and Martijn Verburg (aka "The Diabolical Developer")

Public speaking is a great opportunity for people to raise their professional profile and employment opportunities. Unfortunately its also regularly identified as the activity which people fear the most. Its ok - we're here to help! If you've thought about giving talks at your workplace, local user group or even international developer conferences but just need a little support to get started then you should come along to this event.

We're aiming to cover the basics of public speaking and help anyone looking to improve their public speaking. We're going to:

 * Cover the essentials to delivering a good talk

 * Help people get into the swing of standing up and speaking

 * Answer any questions people may have on speaking.


Richard Warburton is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems. Recently he has written a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O’Reilly. He’s worked as a developer in many areas including Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers and Network Protocols. He is a leader in the London Java Community and runs Openjdk Hackdays.  Richard is also a known conference speaker, having talked at JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus, Devoxx UK, Geecon, JAX London and Codemotion. He has obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.

Martijn Verburg (aka "The Diabolical Developer") is the co-founder & CEO of jClarity - a Java/JVM performance tools company. He is the co-leader for the LJC (aka London JUG), from which he runs the global Adopt OpenJDK and Adopt a JSR programmes. He's a regular speaker at conferences (FOSDEM, JavaOne, OSCON, Devoxx etc) and is the co-author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" (Manning publications).


18:15: Doors open
18:30: Start..

1. Opening talk: 10 minutes to explain everything and get kicked off
2. Hands-on Workshop/Speaking Experience: 30 minutes
3. Q&A/Deep Dive/Finish off: 15 minutes.

20:00 approx.: Networking and informal discussion at: The Old Ivy House Pub, 166 Goswell Road EC1V 7DT

Please Note: 

Nearest tube: Barbican 
Nearest Coffee Shop: Sun Coffee Shop, 55-63 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN for if you arrive early 

Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here:

*Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:

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  • Martijn V.

    Hi All,

    Slides can be found here:

    You can comment on them, so please do add your questions and thoughts.

    Well done to everyone getting up and speaking - you all did great!

    2 · July 23, 2014

  • Amaad Q.

    Big thanks to Richard and Martijn, lots of helpful tips and it was great to see everybody put their best step forward and get involved :-)

    July 23, 2014

  • Enrico P.

    Very interesting event with a lot of good tips. Are the speakers going to upload the slides somewhere by any chance?

    2 · July 23, 2014

  • BrianLinuxing

    Great event. Both speakers connected with the audience & made it worthwhile attending.

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Mani

    Thanks to Martijn and Richard for the informative and practical session. Here is the link to the speakers in tech mailing list,, I recommend joining to get support and learn from other experienced speakers.

    July 22, 2014

  • pradeep

    Unfortunately cannot make it. Stuck with an issue at work

    July 22, 2014

  • Anji C.

    Hi all,

    Aaron, Jack and Sam will be attending from RecWorks and will be offering CV advice this evening after the main event . If you are interested please look out for them at The Old Ivy House Pub, 166 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DT, or contact me [masked]



    July 22, 2014

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