PANEL: Tech and public speaking

Are you going?

27 people going

Location image of event venue


Join Madison Women in Tech for our second annual panel on tech and public speaking! We're excited to be co-hosting it this year with the Madison Web Design & Development Meetup.

We'll be discussing ...

- The benefits of conference-speaking (and how to sell it to your supervisor!)
- How to brainstorm topics you could speak about
- Determining which kind of speaking experience is a good fit for you
- What the submission process is like
- And more!

If there's time, anyone interested can write a sample talk pitch and get feedback from fellow attendees.


# Beth Tucker Long

Beth Tucker Long is a PHP developer and an organizer of the Madison PHP and Madison Web Design & Development groups. You can find her on Twitter (@e3betht) or on her blog ( Beth is a firm believer in promoting community and mentoring. She runs Treeline Design, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris.

# Amy Unger

The granddaughter of a former MIT computer (yup, that was a job title), Amy was clearly supposed to be a programmer, but just did not get the message. Her wanderings have taken her through the land of libraries and archives and into software consulting. Now a software engineer at Heroku, she is deeply grateful for every scarce day she does not use vim commands in Google Docs.

# Hilary Stohs-Krause (WiT co-organizer)

Hilary Stohs-Krause is currently based in Madison, WI, working as a full-stack software developer at Ten Forward Consulting. She came to tech by way of childhood website-building (a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fansite, to be exact). She volunteers regularly with several tech and community organizations, and tweets at @hilarysk.


As we're co-hosting this with an all-genders meetup, everyone is welcome (including men). Though we won't have any specific activities for them, babes in arms, youth and teens are also welcome.