Speaking at Tech Conferences seems ... daunting
Especially as a junior developer. Would anyone be interested in what you have to say as a less experienced developer?
The answers may surprise you!
Karl Hughes joins us this week to spill the proverbial beans on conference talks, submitting proposals, and writing abstracts.
Karl is a startup CTO, senior PHP developer, and also the man behind CFP Land, a newsletter dedicated to informing you on CFP deadlines and details like travel reimbursement policies for various conferences.
- 1:10 - Intro and about Karl
- 3:36 - Karl's Tech Stack (Angular/Laravel)
- 4:17 - The power of Laravel and Ruby on Rails
- 6:32 - Why Laravel/RoR are startup favorites
- 7:57 - Angular 2+
- 9:48 - Incorporating design patterns from frameworks into your own development
11:15 - CFP Land and why Karl got into speaking
- Why speaking is valuable for early-stage startups
- 13:15 - What is a CFP? (Call for Proposals)
- 15:26 - Tracking Travel Costs through CFP Land
- 16:23 - Why Speaking is great for personal and company brand-building
- 17:20 - Companies with lots of speakers at conferences are probably investing in education for their developers
- 18:14 - Should Early Career speakers apply to speak at conferences?
- 19:56 - "Spiky knowledge"
- 22:44 - How to pick a topic for a conference talk
- 25:51 - Travel Reimbursement
27:39 - Getting your Boss to cover your tickets/travel
- Recruiting, Advertising may be worth more to your company than your tickets/airfare
- 30:59 - What conferences should we be on the lookout for?
32:38 - Cancelled Conferences
- Node Atlanta/NgAtlanta
- 34:37 - How to pick a title and write an abstract
- 38:59 - Should the talk title be spicy 🌶🌶🌶?
- 39:40 - Content tips? Do you write the talk after getting accepted?
- 43:46 - Other tips for speaking
- 48:43 - Does your popularity affect your chances of being selected?
- 51:10 - Stage Fright
- 52:50 - Video Demos
55:29 - Where to find CFP Land
56:25 - Nerd Minute
- Pokemon Showdown
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Metal Gear Solid
- Shin Godzilla - Watch it free!