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GitHub’s First Public Speaking Workshop For Women
At GitHub HQ in San Francisco, CA
Saturday, February 22nd, from 11:00am-4:00pm
(food, beverages, moral support and also plenty of fun provided)

Meet Our Keynote Speakers:

  • Denise Jacobs, Speaker, Author, Creativity Evangelist, Passionate Diversity Advocate
  • Diana Kimball, Expert Novice, Bright Soul, and Harvard MBA Set Out on Making the World A Better Place

Our Awesome Mentors For The Day:

  • Ana Hevesi, Community Developer at StackExchange, Conference Organizer, Brilliant Wordsmith, So Damn Well-Spoken
  • Andi Galpern, Expert Web Designer, Rockin' Musician, and Passionate Tech Educator
  • Alexis Finch, Sketch Artist, Has Probably Seen More Conference Talks Than Ted Himself, Badass Women's Advocate
  • Alice Lee, Designer and Illustrator at Dropbox, Super Talented Letterer, and Organizer of Origins
  • Anita Sarkeesian, Creator and Host of Feminist Frequency, Pop Culture Trope Expert , Probably the Most Hilarious Human Alive
  • Angelina Fabbro, Average Developer with Above-average interest in helping you feel confident in your presentation skills
  • Ash Huang, Designer at Pinterest, Really Quite Handy with Gifs IRL
  • C J Silverio, Cats, Weightlifting, and Node.js, Not Necessarily In That Order.
  • Divya Manian, Crazy Talented Speaker, Avid Coder, and Armchair Anarchist
  • Garann Means, JavaScript Developer, Incredible Writer, Proud Austin-ite, and Beyond Powerful Speaker
  • Emily Nakashima, Resides in the East Bay, Programs at GitHub
  • Jackie Balzer, Writes CSS Like It's Her Job (It Is), Leads An Army of CSS Badasses at Behance
  • Jen Myers, Former Passion Projects Speaker, Dev Bootcamp Instructor, Fantastic Keynoter, and Starter of Brilliant Things
  • Jesse Toth, Developer at GitHub, Cal CS Grad
  • Jessica Dillon, Lover, Fighter, Javascript Writer
  • Jessica Lord, Open Sourcerer, Former Code For America Fellow, Changing The Way The World Interacts With GitHub/Code/Javascript
  • Julie Ann Horvath, Passion Projects Creator, Developer, and Designer of Websites and Also Slides
  • Kelly Shearon, All Things Marketing and Content Strategy at GitHub, Could Write You Under A Table, Super Cool Mom
  • Luz Bratcher, Helvetica-loving UX designer at Design Commission, Event Admin for Seattle Creative Mornings
  • Mina Markham, Badass Lady Dev, Girl Develop It Founder/Instructor, Generally Rad Person
  • Netta Marshall, Lead Designer at Watsi, Formerly Rdio, Professional Ninja, Owner Of Best Website Footer On The Internet
  • Raquel Vélez, Hacker of The Web (node.js), Robotics Engineer, Polyglot, (Cal)Techer
  • Sara Pyle, Supportocat at GitHub, Amateur Shapeshifter, and Professional Superhero
  • Sonya Green, Chief Empathy Officer, Leads Support at GitHub
  • Tatiana Simonian, VP of Music at Nielsen, Formerly Music at Twitter and Disney
  • Willo O'Brien, Heart-Centered Entrepreneur, Speaker, Coach, Seriously Positive Person

Working/Hacking in small groups with our mentors:

  • HOW TO: Choose a topic to speak about. (Alexis Finch)
  • HOW TO: Find a conference or event to speak at. (Garann Means)
  • HOW TO: Write a talk proposal and personal bio. (Mina Markham)
  • HOW TO: Write content for your talk. (C J Silverio)
  • HOW TO: Make your slides beautiful and also visible from a far. (Andi Galpern)
  • HOW TO: Ship it. (Angelina Fabbro)
  • HOW TO: Handle Q&A. (Divya Manian)
  • HOW TO: Solicit feedback (before and after your talk). (Jen Myers)

Lightning talks: Be bold and also brave.