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Adrienne Lowe - Bake the Cookies, Wear the Dress: Connecting with Confident Authenticity

Adrienne Lowe - Bake the Cookies, Wear the Dress: Connecting with Confident Authenticity

Are you interested in speaking at a tech conference, but you're unsure how you might share relevant technical information in an engaging way? Are you in a position of leadership or mentorship in open source and want to be more approachable, accessible, and collaborative? In a fun and light-hearted talk, learn actionable suggestions for inspiring others with your own confident authenticity.



PyCon 2016

May 29, 2016

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  1. Bake the Cookies, Wear the Dress: Connecting with Confident Authenticity

    Adrienne Lowe, PyCon 2016 @adriennefriend
  2. Thanks so much! Sponsors, vendors, caterers, venue staff, organizers! #positivepython

  3. Thank you Lacey! @laceynwilliams

  4. Haven’t we met before? Organizer, PyLadiesATL and PyATL Django Girls

    Atlanta organizer Editor, Your Django Story Tech editor, O’Reilly’s Head First Python, 2nd ed Former Director of Advancement, Django Software Foundation (Django) Current Director of Sponsorship, Write the Docs Full-time in support at myEmma.com
  5. Getting started

  6. http://www.dailycompass.org/

  7. the Very Bad Advice

  8. codingwithkniv.es

  9. Coding With … Knives?!

  10. http://garmmon.deviantart.com/art/Gotta-catch-em-all-197266113

  11. http://cdn2.veganbaking.net/

  12. Forget about it Don’t look too feminine! You won’t be

    taken seriously. Don’t use too many domestic analogies. They won’t resonate with your largely male audience. Aren’t you trying to move into tech? Why do you keep mentioning your cooking experience?
  13. ...imposter?

  14. “I won’t be sharing anything groundbreaking about Python… do you

    still think it’s worth it?”
  15. “...share your real experiences and your path. A good talk

    is more about relating and sharing than being ‘groundbreaking’.” -- @jasonamyers: Author, O'Reilly's Essential SQLAlchemy; PyTennessee, Nodevember, & PyNash Co-Organizer
  16. Let’s Do This.

  17. And since then? PyATL PyLadiesATL DjangoCon Europe ELA Conf OSCON

  18. Start where you are

  19. Imposter!

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  21. Wrangling the Monsters

  22. Connecting with Authenticity 101: What do you already do well?

    How’d you learn how to do that thing?
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  24. How do You Do You?

  25. With a forty year career in the software industry, Lars

    Lohn is an eccentric, skeptic and heretic. Lars embraces complexity, shows no fear in the face of threading, prefers recursion over iteration, and thinks dependency injection is the solution to everything. He is the principal engineer behind the Firefox crash reporting system, Socorro, and has been full-time with Mozilla since 2008.
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  27. A mediocre programmer ? Jacob Kaplan-Moss, PyCon 2015 Keynote Inventor

    of Django Co-creator of Django “Person who started working on Django a year and half after Adrian and Simon created it”
  28. R U OK? Russell Keith Magee, DjangoCon US 2015 Former

    President of the Django Software Foundation (DSF) (Psst: Meet him at the PyBee booth!)
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  43. What to make of all this?

  44. Being authentic means being welcoming… Especially to beginners.

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  47. Making connections

  48. Maybe she’s born with it?

  49. Maybe it’s… hard work and even some tears.

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  51. We can't keep telling others that we're not born with

    it, but making it look like we are. We can't have it both ways.
  52. it’s the process

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  57. You know better So go do better -- with thanks

    to Maya Angelou
  58. it’s a slow row to hoe https://turniprock.wordpress.com/

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  63. Daily questions in the life of one SR Dev How

    do you install this? How do I create a query for x? How should I get started? I’ve heard about y, but I don’t understand it. I’ve never actually tried this by myself. Is it difficult? How do you do it?
  64. Read (and Write!) The Docs

  65. rica, just wrapped in PDX! rague, September 18 - 20

    Psssst: Join us in Prague - September 18 - 20!
  66. i’m still learning, too.

  67. How I built a power debugger out of the standard

    library and things I found on the internet by Doug Hellmann
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  70. Learning Python the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Very

    Hard Way
  71. Hello, World!

  72. Hello, Heartbreak.

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  74. it’s terrifying. trust me, i know.

  75. But we have the recipe.

  76. Go forth and be… yourself. ...and please stay in touch!