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Write Speak Code 2019 Conference

August 16–18, 2019 / San Francisco, CA

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About

What to expect at the Write/Speak/Code conference

Write/Speak/Code is an intensive, 3-day, hands-on conference with workshops, personalized feedback sessions, panels, and talks by talented technologists with marginalized genders.

This year we’ll have four distinct conference tracks — Write, Speak, Code, and Growth. Each day of the conference, you’ll have the choice of participating in our core curriculum for writing (Friday), speaking (Saturday) or open-source/coding (Sunday) OR attending talks across three other tracks. The choice is yours!

Write/Speak/Code’s core curriculum is designed to help you break down mental blockers, identify and own your expertise, and build a toolkit and body of work around technical blog writing, conference speaking, and open source coding. On each day, attendees leave the conference having developed blog posts and conference talks, making open source contributions, and more. We provide actionable next steps and a supportive community to keep attendees accountable to the goals they set at the conference and beyond.

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Tracks & Schedule

Friday

Write / Visibility Day
  • Track 1: Core Write curriculum
  • Track 2: Speak
  • Track 3: Code
  • Track 4: Growth

Saturday

Speak / Leadership Day
  • Track 1: Core Speak curriculum
  • Track 2: Write
  • Track 3: Code
  • Track 4: Growth

Sunday

Code / Project Day
  • Track 1: Core Code curriculum
  • Track 2: Write
  • Track 3: Speak
  • Track 4: Growth
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Location & Lodging

Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

We recommend taking a taxi or Lyft/Uber to the conference. It’s a beautiful, historic San Francisco building and landmark, but it’s unfortunately not on the BART line.

Code of Conduct

The Quick Version

Our event and its associated online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any point during the event. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers.

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Sponsorship

Recruit talented, driven technologists.

Sponsorship is the most effective way to demonstrate your commitment to the professional development of people with marginalized genders at your organization.

Write/Speak/Code is a 501c3 nonprofit. Contact sponsor@writespeakcode.com to learn more.

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