For our April meetup, we'll be doing something a little different and will have a remote speaker giving a talk via Skype (or some other video chat software).
Talk description and bio below!
How to Speak at a WordCamp
Anthony D. Paul (@anthonydpaul (https://twitter.com/anthonydpaul))
You’re nervous in front of people. Everyone knows more than you do about every topic. You don’t have much experience with speaking… There are dozens of reasons we put off sharing our work and our stories with our peers. Contributing to WordPress isn’t all about code commits though—my favorite part is hearing from you.
In this talk, I’ll give you the inside scoop on how to select events to speak at, how to write your first submissions, preparation techniques I’ve seen work, and other tips to give you the inspiration you need to at least raise your hand in a meetup.
Now living and working in Chicago with GE transportation and the US railroad industry, Anthony helps build great digital experiences and software through usability research, IA concepts, and prototypes.
Outside the office, you’ll find him spread across regional meetups and conferences—evangelizing IA/UX, accessibility, and a variety of open source dev projects. Most recently, he helped organize WordCamp Baltimore, World IA Day DC, WordCamp Chicago, and of course the WordPress DC meetup. He’d divulge something funny from his past, but these days the Internet does a better job of surfacing our embarrassing moments; find him anywhere by Googling “anthonydpaul”.
As always, food and drink will be sponsored by CHIEF (http://agencychief.com/).
We rely on accurate RSVP counts to estimate how much food and drink to purchase for the event. If you realize you can't make it, please update your RSVP as soon as possible.