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New Speakers Clinic

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Barry C. and Trisha


New Speakers Clinic

Have you heard people banging on about how speaking at the LJC or conferences will help your career? Are you being encouraged to present at brown bags / tech sessions at work? Or maybe you need to present something to management or to the team?

Or are you simply interested in public speaking?

This session is aimed at NOVICE speakers - people who have never done it before, or have limited experience with presenting, who want to take that first step.

We will cover the basics - give you some simple guidelines to help prepare you for your first presentation. The most important thing you should get out of this session is: how to deal with a sea of faces staring expectantly at you.

Come to this session if:

  • You'd like to present at the LJC Open Conference for the first time

  • You're thinking of doing a lightning talk at the LJC but you're not confident enough yet

  • You want practical help getting started with presenting.


Trisha Gee is a leader in the London Java Community, involved in the Graduate Development Community and is passionate about attracting different types of people into programming.

Her international speaking career was launched off the back of ‘The Disruptor’, an open source concurrent programming framework. Since her first appearance at JavaOne 2011, Trisha has spoken at Devoxx Antwerp (twice) & Devoxx UK, QCon London (twice), JAX London (twice), GOTOs Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Berlin, JavaOne (2011, 2012, 2013), GeeCON Poland, MongoDB London, JavaZone, and is due to present in Australia at the end of the year. Her first solo appearance was at the LJC Open Conference, and she's never forgotten the buzz from that event.

Trisha has has a wide breadth of industry experience from the 12 years she's been a professional developer with expertise in Java Concurrency and agile processes. She's currently a developer for MongoDB, where she maintains the Java driver. Trisha loves talking at people about technical stuff with a smattering of fluffy-people-stuff and believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.


18:00 Doors Open
18:15 Main presentation

Please Note:

You'll need to follow signs for 'JAX London'. The reception is on conference level 2.

Event organised by RecWorks - (

*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:

London, SW1V 1EQ · London
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