With all conferences going virtual this year, it's easier than ever to give a presentation: no travel days and no hotel costs. So how do you convince the organizers of an event that you're the right person with the right topic?
MongoDB veteran speakers Lauren Schaefer and Sven Peters have spoken at over 300 events and will share their tips and tricks and how to avoid pitfalls when submitting a proposal to speak at a conference.
In this workshop, you'll learn how to identify a topic that is perfect for both you and the conference, create a compelling title, and write a convincing abstract. And don't worry—you don't need to have tons of experience in public speaking to land your first gig.
Sven Peters, developer advocate at MongoDB, has been studying trends in software development for the last 10 years uncovering the cultural and technical attributes to help development teams work effectively and drive innovation. He has 20 years experience in writing code, leading teams, and sharing his experience with thousands of developers at uncountable conferences in 25+ countries.
Lauren Hayward Schaefer is a developer advocate for MongoDB. She began her career as a software engineer for IBM where she held a variety of roles including full-stack developer, test automation specialist, social media lead, and growth hacking engineer. She went on to be a developer advocate at SugarCRM. She is an international speaker who is skilled in taking hard-to-understand topics and making them seem simple. Lauren holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and is the co-inventor of twelve issued United States patents.
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