Public speaking can be super intimidating, and speaking publicly on a technical topic can be even more so! At the same time, giving technical talks is an incredible way to boost your career trajectory while also giving back to the community.
One of the most common reasons people shy away from giving a technical talk is "I have nothing to say" or "Everyone already knows anything I could speak about" .We'll talk about why that is not true, how to get your foot in the door to speak at local meetups, many of the tips and tricks I have learned over my years of technical public speaking, and resources to help you improve.
We'll also talk about the process of applying to speak at technical conferences,what its like to speak at a conference, and different ways to finance your travel to conferences.
Kelly Shuster is an international technical speaker and software developer. She gave her first technical talk at the Boulder Android Meetup in 2014, and has now spoken about Android development all over the world including London, New York, San Francisco and Berlin just to name a few. Kelly was one of Denver Business Journal's "40 Under 40" in 2016, is part of the Google Developer Expert program forAndroid development, and works at Ibotta. When she's not programming, she can be found in a ballet studio or playing in the Rocky Mountains.
6:00-6:30 - Mingle, Eat/Drink, and Welcome/Housekeeping
6:45 - Presentation
A block or so north on that same side of the road is a lot that allows cheaper parking after 6pm (I think either $2 or $4 for the evening). Before 6pm it is employee parking.
There is also street parking in the Highland neighborhood across the bridge or at the nearby park. There are plenty of 2 hour street parking, but there should also be spots for longer than that if you can find them.
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