Past Meetup

Global Diversity CFP Day Workshop

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485 Queen St W

485 Queen St W · Toronto, ON

How to find us

North Room on the Third Floor of HackerYou

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Are you a member of an underrepresented or marginalized group?
Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker?

Come join us for a FREE fun and inclusive workshop advising newbie speakers on how to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech.
We will have two experienced speaker on hand to give you a warm, inclusive welcome in a safe space (check out our Code of Conduct which all participants must adhere to), mentor you with your proposal, provide speaking advice and share their enthusiasm to get you to the stage!

Meet our facilitators! -

Henri Helvetica is a freelance developer who has turned his interests to a potpourri of performance engineering with pinches of user experience. He has found enjoyment attending and speaking at web conferences, right down to local meetups to be amongst the community he loves.
When not reading the deluge of daily research docs and case studies, or indiscriminately auditing sites in developer tools, Henri can be found contributing back to the community, co-programming meetups including the Toronto Web Performance Group or volunteering his time for lunch and learns at various bootcamps. Otherwise, with near certainty training and focusing on running the fastest 5k possible and longing the days he wasn't lactose intolerant.
twitter: @HenriHelvetica

Suzan Mahboob is apart of the SRE Cloud Engineering Team at TD Bank, supporting TD's public (Azure) and private (Openstack & VMWare) production Cloud environments. She enjoys everything Infrastructure Innovation! She was involved with the Women in Technology committee for the past 2 years and has worked with esteemed organizations such as LeanIn Canada, Acces Canada and CAUFP, advocating for diversity within the Tech word. She has spoken at multiple events and has worked with technologists to give powerful presentations that engage audiences, spark discussions, and deliver magnetic and memorable talks that speak to a diverse audience given by diverse speakers.