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Demystifying Public Speaking, with Lara Hogan from Etsy

  • Oct 26, 2016 · 6:30 PM
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Please note: this is an event intended for software developers who identify as women or non-binary*

In our work, we each have moments of being in a spotlight - whether it's during team standups, giving a presentation to a client, or pitching your promotion to your boss - and yet we all have different fears about those moments. 

This talk aims to help you identify your public speaking fears and learn tactics to address them, so you can feel prepared when that spotlight happens.

6:30-7 Refreshments and socializing 

7 Lara's talk!

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About Lara:

Lara Callender Hogan is an Engineering Director at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance and Building a Device Lab. She champions performance as a part of the overall user experience, helps people get comfortable giving presentations, and believes it's important to celebrate career achievements with donuts. Follow her on Twitter @lara_hogan

* We define "software developer" as anyone who has written a line of code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, whatever) and can explain what it does. 

Write/Speak/Code is for non-binary people and women, cis and trans, and is emphatically trans and queer friendly. 

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  • J A.

    For those who missed it, Lara is giving her talk again, this time at Etsy! Dec. 1st:

    1 · November 23

  • alicia m.

    aw, I can't come today! Are the presentation slides going to be up after tonight? ^_^

    1 · October 26

    • Lauren M.

      Please see link in today's post. :)

      October 31

  • Lauren M.

    Good morning all!
    Lara Hogan has shared her slides from the event. Please see link:

    1 · October 31

  • Gina B.

    Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the meetup on Wednesday as much as I did. I wanted to post in the group because there were some of you that I did not get to meet.. I am a javascript recruiter here in the city and am working with American Express to help build out their digital acquisitions team. They are looking for a front end engineer to join their team. If you are looking to transition into a large, stable organization with a start-up feel, definitely email me for details! [masked]

    October 28

  • Ariella C.

    Super excited! Can't wait to meet everyone!

    1 · October 26

  • Lauren M.

    Hope everyone is excited about tonight's event!

    Please remember to change your RSVP if you can no longer attend. Thanks!

    2 · October 26

  • Jhilene W.

    Will there be cupcakes?

    1 · October 25

    • Lisa van G.

      There will not be cupcakes but there will be food & drink provided by XO.

      3 · October 25

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