Speaking Out: A workshop for public speaking in tech

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*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: https://www.skillsmatter.com/meetups/6469-speaking-out-a-workshop-for-public-speaking-in-tech

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.

Bio:

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).

Agenda:

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 www.oldivyhouse.co.uk (http://www.oldivyhouse.co.uk/)

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: http://blog.recworks.co.uk/ (http://recworks.co.uk/)

*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: https://www.skillsmatter.com/meetups/6469-speaking-out-a-workshop-for-public-speaking-in-tech