Past Meetup

"Speak up!" workshop: the fine art of sharing and presenting

This Meetup is past

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About the workshop

We are trying our best to encourage and help people who are under-represented in tech (for example: women, LGBTQIA folk), because it's hard to make it in if you're on the outside. If this is you, we'd love you to come! If this isn't you, you're welcome as a guest of someone who is. Please help us out and spread the word by inviting any under-represented peeps you know who might be interested!

Public speaking can be a bit intimidating at first, but it's a super valuable skill to have. Not only socially but also in terms of knowing how to promote yourself, your ideas, and advancing your career in tech. So we've put together a workshop to help you get started.

In the workshop we'll help debunk some myths about speaking (like "I have nothing to talk about" and "I don't have enough experience with the topic"), share advice from some top speakers across the world (on submitting a talk, preparing a talk, and giving a talk), and help you do some practical exercises to bring things together.

At the end of the session you'll have a short bio you can use for talk proposals, your LinkedIn profile or your own personal website! We'll also have helped you generate some ideas for talks, and you will have given a lightning talk to the rest of the attendees. Woo! \o/

About you

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. You don't have to be an experienced developer, or have given a talk before. You don't even have to be a Front-end developer. Tell your friends!


Attendees must read and follow our Code of Conduct ( Thanks! :)



As you enter Black River Park you will see the stairs to the entrance. Remember those :)
The visitors bays are through the booms to the right as you enter.
Once you have parked return to the stairs and enter the complex courtyard. You will see a lift on the far side of the courtyard.
Take that to the second floor and New Media Labs is directly opposite the lift as you exit. Ring the buzzer.