Write/Speak/Code

Thursday

Write to Change the World!

Write an outline and article draft.
Craft a bio that best highlights your expertise — you are an expert.

Solidify your expertiseCommunicate effectivelyShare knowledge

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Welcome
Rebecca Miller-Webster

Foundations of Thought Leadership
The Op-Ed Project, Martha Southgate, and Chloe Angyal

In our highly-interactive, energetic full-day seminar we explore the source of credibility and how to establish it; how to present ideas quickly and powerfully under pressure; the components of powerful, evidence-based argument; the difference between being “right” and being effective; and strategies for making a greater impact, including how to escape a pigeonhole, how to preach beyond the choir, and the value of seeing your argument as part of a bigger picture—and yourself as part of a larger public conversation. Participants leave with a draft op-ed in hand.


Lunch & Networking

Foundations of Thought Leadership Cont.
The Op-Ed Project, Martha Southgate, and Chloe Angyal

In our highly-interactive, energetic full-day seminar we explore the source of credibility and how to establish it; how to present ideas quickly and powerfully under pressure; the components of powerful, evidence-based argument; the difference between being “right” and being effective; and strategies for making a greater impact, including how to escape a pigeonhole, how to preach beyond the choir, and the value of seeing your argument as part of a bigger picture—and yourself as part of a larger public conversation. Participants leave with a draft op-ed in hand.

Devs Write Panel
Chrys Wu, Alexis Goldstein, and Debra Williams-Cauley

In this panel of women tech writers, authors, and technical publishers, you'll hear about the ways they use writing in their life and careers and how you can write to change the world!

Friday

Speak to Change the World!

Speak publicly about others, yourself, your knowledge, and presentation slides.
Create a talk proposal and slides for a presentation.

Own your expertiseShare knowledgeCreate visibility

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Why are you here?

This group workshop will begin Speak day by grounding it in each attendees current goals and experiences. We will also address the fears that prevent each of us from speaking and how to combat those fears.

Women developers speaking about speaking
Liz Crawford, Rushaine McBean, Anna Smith, and Frederica Stahl

A panel of experienced and novice women developers will address your fears while discussing how they got started speaking, their experience giving talks, and strategies for becoming a fantastic speaker.

Topic Generation + Speak Date

Start with fast-paced topic generation exercises you can continue to use after this conference. Then, you'll "Speak Date" your fellow attendees and give a brief talk about them. Review yourself speaking on video.

How to write a talk proposal

Learn the ins and outs of talk proposals — what they are, the sections that matter, and how to write one. Review an actual talk proposal and feedback from a conference organizer.

Meet your presentation group

You'll be divided into groups based on similar experience and expertise. The groups will end the day by choosing a topic and each member of the group presenting.


Lunch & Networking

Creating great presentations
Martha Denton

Let's talk about slides — making effective slides can be harder than it looks. Learn the top tips and tricks for creating a powerful presentation. What's the best way to show code? What should you think about when choosing colors and fonts?

Write a talk proposal

Each presentation group with pick a topic and write their talk proposal. A member of the group will present the proposal to the group and a panel of conference organizers.

Conference Organizer's Panel
Gloria W, Maria T Sciarrino, and Francis Hwang

Conference organizers will begin by giving feedback on each group's talk proposal. Then we will discuss what they look for when reviewing talk proposals and speakers and how the process of putting together a conference program works and how you can work it!

Create slides and present!

Each group creates a presentation and each individual presents a part of the presentation.

Presentation feedback from expert women
Rebecca Garcia, Marianne Bellotti, Kimberly Campbell, and Marisa Warren

Experienced women speakers will give each attendee concrete and actionable feedback on their presentation.

Saturday

Code to Change the World!

Publish a code project or a basic markdown page.
Contribute code, docs, tests, video, blogs, or promotion to open source projects.

Own your expertisePursue improvementCreate visibility

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We can Code to Change the World.

Why Open Source?
Camille Acey

Publish, present & submit!

Publish a code project or a basic markdown page. Then present your new project (optional) and submit your new Github repository.

Open Source Licenses

Get started!

Learn how to choose a project, find projects, and setup locally.


Lunch & Networking


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Join the community

Helpful bug reports, documentation, and getting help.

Contribute!

Contribute code, tests, documentation, or something trackable. Digitally share your project, one you like, or one you will contribute to.

Feminist Model for Open Source
Corey Latislaw and Pam Selle

Play and present

Play around in your project and present your changes, contributions, and open source misfeasance to the group.

Why we must Code to Change the World

Why we must Write/Speak/Code