Own Your Expertise Chicago! (must register via ti.to registration link)

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2035 West Wabansia Avenue · Chicago

How to find us

Take the Blue Line to Damen or the Milwaukee #56 bus

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Get your FREE ticket here: https://ti.to/write-speak-code/oye-2018-chi

This is an action-oriented, all-day workshop for women and non-binary coders*, customized to empower you as a leader in tech.

Want to learn how to own your expertise and present yourself and your accomplishments with confidence? Convert your expertise into thought leadership, conference speaking, and open source contributing.

The workshop will help you think more expansively about your knowledge and experience, laying the foundation for you to become a writer, conference speaker, and open source contributor.

In this workshop, you'll go through a few exercises around our theme, "Speak Your Truth", generate a list of topics you can write or speak about, present yourself as an expert, and get introduced to writing, speaking, and coding for open source. The workshop will also have new exercises for those who have previously attended!

We take accessibility and accommodating our attendee's needs seriously at Write/Speak/Code.If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know (in your event registration) or via email at [masked] by Wednesday, November 21st.

In addition to amazing content, we provide breakfast and lunch for all dietary needs, ensure the location is wheelchair accessible, provide a nursing room and a supervised play area for children, offer CART/ASL services, and accommodate any other accessibility needs.

*We define 'coders' as anyone who has written a line of code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, SQL whatever) and can explain what it does. Designers, E-book publishers, Salesforce Admins and beginners as well as engineers with 20 years experience have enjoyed our workshops and been inspired by each other.


9:00 - 9:30am - Breakfast & Registration
9:30am - 12:30pm - Tell Your Story
12:30 - 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm - Identifying Your Expertise
2:30 - 4:30pm - Breakout Sessions & Snack
4:30 - 5:00pm - Wrap-Up

Thanks SO MUCH to our location/food and local sponsors!!