Do a tech talk - What's the worst that could happen?

By Mey Beisaron

Elevator Pitch

As developers we gain so much knowledge on a daily basis, Not sharing that knowledge is basically a crime. So why aren’t we all doing that? My goal is to inspire developers to take the mic and share their knowledge - I plan to do so by sharing the worst experiences I had during public speaking.


“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld What are we so afraid of ? What’s the worst that could happen when you go up on stage? In this talk I am going to share all of the worst moments I experienced while speaking at tech conferences. So why do I continue to speak at conferences time after time ? Is it really worth it ? By the end of my talk I’ll let you decide and give you the final nudge and skills you need to go out there and join me on the speakers list.


  • I have been a speaker at many tech conferences, meetups and hands-on workshops. In addition to that I am helping developers to become tech speakers as a mentor in different tech speaking programs.
  • I met many developers who told me they want to take the mic and do a tech talk but what keeps them from doing so are the things they fear might happen such as - bad comments, being boring, being weird, forgetting everything they wanted to say, making a mistake on stage etc. Well, I have been through all of it (and more) - this is why I truly believe that it is within my powers to change the way developers think about public speaking.

  • Checkout some of my previous talks:
    • Evolution 3.0: Solve your everyday Problems with genetic Algorithms:
    • How I Supercharged Learning Clojure through Gamification:
    • Back to Future: How 80s Arcade Games Taught me Clojure: