Write/Speak/Code is on a mission to empower women software developers and technologists to become thought leaders, conference speakers and open source contributors.
Write/Speak/Code leads an intense, four-day, hands-on conference, with personalized feedback sessions, panels, and talks by talented women and non-binary engineers. Attendees leave the conference with a blog post draft, talk proposal, and an open source project contribution.
This year our conference will be hosted at the Eliot Center in Portland, OR and runs from August 23rd - August 26th.
- August 23rd - Write: Overcome imposter syndrome and own your expertise. Craft a bio that highlights your personal and professional accomplishments and practice sharing your unique perspective through writing.
- August 24th - Speak: Write a conference talk proposal an receive feedback from conference organizers. Give a 10-min tech talk to supportive peers and mentors
- August 25th - Code: Learn (or mentor on) the ins and outs of git, Github, and open source. Publish your own open source project or contribute to an existing one.
- August 26th - Self Care & Career: Navigating the turbulence of the tech industry, prioritizing our own needs and professional development for a sustained and fulfilling career.
We aim to feature at least 50% women of color and 10% trans and non-binary speakers.
All selected speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference. We’ll also be offering $100-250 honorariums based on talk format.
The deadline for submission is: April 23, 2017
As a conference for women and non-binary software engineers, our attendees are looking for stories and workshops that will help them find their voice and expertise as thought leaders. Our conference gives attendees hands-on experience to workshop their ideas into tangible talks, blog posts, and open source code contributions and projects. This year we’re scheduling 3 talk formats:
- Full length talk (30-40 minutes)
- Full length workshop (1-2 hours)
- Micro-talk (10-20 minutes)
Please tag your proposal with your preferred format as well as the day you’d like to be featured on (Write, Speak, Code, or Self-Care)
Previous accepted proposal topics include:
- How To Be Everything: A Look At The Way We Give Advice
- Writing Your First Ruby Gem
- Say It With Video
- Addressing Emotional Labor in Your Early Tech Career
- BDD: Baby Driven Development
- Ask vs. Guess Culture and Communication