Conference Speaking and Diverse Perspectives with Carina C. Zona and Mark Yoon
Want to start speaking at conferences? We go over how to get your first conference acceptance, then how to become a better speaker over time. For conference organizers, we also discuss how to find the best speakers from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. Carina C. Zona (@cczona) and Mark Yoon (@wimyoon) join Noel Rappin (@noelrap) on this episode of Tech Done Right.
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01:12 - @CallbackWomen: What it is and How it Came to Be
05:45 - Questions You Should Ask as a First-time Speaker and Speaker Outreach
10:06 - The Goal and Mission of @CallbackWomen
- On BritRuby (Avdi Grimm’s Blog Post Re: Diversity at Conferences)
- Carina’s Talk: Schemas for the Real World
15:24 - Advice for Conference Organizers to Make Conferences Accessible to Everyone; Internal and External Barriers for Potential Speakers
23:29 - Everyone Has Something Valuable to Contribute and Talk About: Approaching Talk Proposals
32:28 - Getting a Talk Accepted
38:38 - Benefits and Impacts of Speaking at a Conference