PARTNER EVENT: Write/Speak/Code Own Your Expertise Chicago!

Braintree - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 9:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

Our friends at Write/Speak/Code Chicago are hosting Own Your Expertise in Chicago! Please note that registrations must be made on and cannot be made from Meetup.

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This is an action-oriented all day workshop for women and non-binary coders, customized to empower you as a leader in tech.

Want to learn how to own your expertise and present yourself and your accomplishments with confidence? Convert your expertise into thought leadership, conference speaking, and open source contributing. 

The workshop will help you think more expansively about your knowledge and experience, laying the foundation for you to become a blogger, conference speaker, and open source contributor.

You'll go through an Impostor Syndrome workshop, generate a list of topics you can write or speak about, present yourself as an expert, and do practical exercises focussed on writing, speaking, and coding for open source. We will also have new exercises for those who have previously attended!

We are providing breakfast/lunch/snack for all dietary needs, nursing rooms, and our facilities are wheelchair accessible. We will also provide childcare services, CART/ASL services, and any other accessibility needs - tell us on the registration form or let us know at


---Part 1--- 
Intro: 9:30am (please arrive between 9am and 9:30am) 
Icebreaker: 10am 
Ownership: 10:30am 
Break: 11am-11:30am Power: 11:30am 
Visibility: 12pm 
Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm

---Part 2--- 
Your People + Your Interest: 1:30pm 
Your Experience: 2pm 
Activity: 2:30pm 
Write/Speak/Code Resources : 3pm 
Break: 3:30pm-4pm Breakouts: 4pm 
Wrap Up: 4:40pm 
End: 5pm 

---Part 3--- 
Socialize and Meet your fellow Chicago women and non-binary coders: 

Everyone Out: 8:30pm


Thanks SO MUCH to our location/food and local sponsors!!


Saturday, Oct 21
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 Chicago