** We will meet in the Quad cafe from 6.30 for drinks and networking and the talk will start at 7 pm in the digital suite on the 2nd floor.**
How to talk really good: A how-to guide on creating and submitting talks.
Our tech community is full of bright and interesting people each with their unique experiences and points of view. Every person has valuable content to share, including YOU!
Jessica and Moreton will talk through the benefits of speaking, both to your career and personally. You will learn how to come up with a talk idea, write an abstract and bio for submission and take the first steps to become a speaker. Find out the hints and tips to make this whole experience easier and more enjoyable.
This talk is for all levels. By the end, you will have the tools and inspiration to present to give speaking a try.
Jessica is a developer, international speaker & avid learner. She is currently working for Experian and has spoken about numerous topics including community building, monitoring and continuous improvement of systems.
Outside of work, she is a co-founder and co-organizer of the DDD East Midlands Conference. Previous to this she has founded or been involved in the organization and coordination of other events. She also mentors and helps other speakers.
She is easily bribed with coffee & loves hearing about other people’s experiences.
Moreton is a Principal Engineer at The Ministry of Justice. Outside of his day job he is a Director and Co-organiser of DDD East Midlands, occasional speaker, volunteer, and event attendee. He has enjoyed his experiences meeting the challenging needs of the rapidly growing businesses he has worked with whilst keeping his teams engaged and motivated.
Moreton has previously been a line manager/technical lead and has a keen interest in API and backend development. His weakness is dark chocolate or a tasty mocha and is happy to chat over either.