Why do people speak at conferences? And how do they get started in the first place? Rest assured, the barriers to entry are surprisingly low and the benefits are immense. Get into major conferences, hang out with your programming heroes, attend lavish parties, and travel the world. All for free. Yes, this isn’t just possible, but attainable for nearly any developer! Do you want to conquer your fear of public speaking, transform your communication skills, and radically accelerate your career? Speaking allowed me to do all of the above and more in my first two years. Let’s take a tour behind the scenes of a technology conference. I’ll lay out a clear strategy so that you can join us in the speakers lounge.
- KalamazooX 2015