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LJC Virtual Meetup: Speaking at Conferences Panel


October 27, 2020 7:30 pm CET

Join a panel of experienced speakers and conference organisers for advice on how to get started speaking at conferences.

About this Event

Have you always wondered how to talk at major conference?

Do you have aspirations of one day becoming a subject matter expert?

Have you given a few lightning talks and now looking to take the next step?

If you would like to know what it takes to be accepted at a conference then come along to our LJC roundtable. During this discussion you’ll get a peek behind the curtain of what it’s like to organise a conference. You’ll learn the guidance, tips and tricks offered by conference organisers and veterans on how to get your talk accepted.

Our panel will be on hand to answer your questions on how to write an abstract, what conference organisers are looking for, what to expect during the submission process and how to find the right conference for you.

Who should come:

Aspiring subject matter experts

Aspiring speakers looking for advice on preparing your talk

New speakers who are thinking of submitting talks to user groups and meetup communities

Experienced user group speakers who are looking to break onto the conference circuit

About the panelists:

Steve Poole – Seasoned speaker and regular presenter at international conferences on technical and software engineering topics

Trisha Gee – Sevilla Java User Group leader and Java Champion

Dan Hardiker – Regular conference speaker, Devoxx founding steering committee member

Pratik Patel – Organiser of the Java User Groups (JUG) Leader Summit in 2020, conference chairperson for Devnexus, the largest Java conference in North America

Mary Grygleski – Senior Developer Advocate at IBM, President and Executive Board Member of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG)

Mark Hazell – Organiser and chairman of Devoxx UK, an annual conference with 1400 attendees, Co-founder of Voxxed Days – an international series of one day events for the Voxxed Community

This event is organised by RecWorks on behalf of the London Java Community.

London, United Kingdom