Proposing Your First Conference Talk with Guest Speaker Carina C. Zona

Brad's Deals - 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, May 21, 2014, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

Giving conference talks is a game changer. Speaking can propel a career forward, expand your network considerably, and lead to wonderfully surprising opportunities.

You get to learn and be inspired, as well as share. You get free tickets to a conference you may never have been able to attend another way. Some also pay for travel, lodging, and/or honorarium.

As a speaker, you get to have lively conversations with peers and idols, about the topics that most fascinate you personally.

At this Girl Develop It workshop, you'll get practical skills for
doing your first proposal:

  * how to find relevant opportunities
  * dissecting calls for proposals (CFPs)
  * evaluating CFPs for fit with you
  * questions it's cool to ask organizers
  * the darned fair expectations to hold
  * brainstorming a topic
  * writing the abstract

Snacks and refreshments will be provided at the workshop!

About Carina

</a><a href="">Carina C. Zona is a San Francisco-based developer, speaker, and community manager. She’s spoken at Ruby, Python, PHP, and JavaScript conferences around the world. She is the founder of CallbackWomen, which aggregates CFPs of professional programmers' conferences and which raises visibility of CFP features that are especially relevant for women. Carina reads 500+ conferences' calls for proposals (CFPs) per year.  As member of program committees for Fluent Conference and OSCON, she had evaluated hundreds of speaking proposals as well.

About our host: Brad's Deals

Brad’s Deals is a curated guide to the best shopping deals used by over 10 million consumers. We level the playing field and reduce the noise in people’s lives to give them back time, save them money and help them to be better consumers. We’re focused on solving really cool problems, like scaling out a service that is doubling in traffic every year, building an engaged community of avid deal seekers, defining the future of retail on mobile, and processing huge amounts of data to deliver the most relevant content to the right people, in the right channel, at the right time. 

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.


Wednesday, May 21
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)


Brad's Deals
640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago