DOD Chicago - Introverts and Tech Conferences

DOD Chicago - Introverts and Tech Conferences

How can an introvert attend a technical conference and not get overwhelmed by the cacophony? I outline some tips on how both introverts and extroverts can work together to help each other enjoy the conference!

This is the second time I'v given this talk. It is slightly modified from the first iteration (and with less pictures).

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Tom Duffield

October 07, 2014
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  1. INTROVERSION & TECH CONFERENCES Tom Duffield http://images.sciencedaily.com/2012/04/120403111958-large.jpg @tomduffield

  2. DISCLAIMER @tomduffield I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

  3. ORIGIN OF THIS TALK @tomduffield

  4. SOME DEFINITIONS @tomduffield

  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't

    Stop Talking Susan Cain @tomduffield Photos from Susan Cain’s website
  6. Photos from Wikipedia @tomduffield INTROVERTS RULE THE WORLD

  7. TIPS FOR EXTROVERTS @tomduffield

  8. BE AWARE OF OTHERS TRYING TO TALK @tomduffield EXTROVERTS

  9. DON'T CALL OUT INDIVIDUALS DURING DISCUSSIONS @tomduffield EXTROVERTS

  10. AVOID AMBIGUOUS QUESTIONS @tomduffield EXTROVERTS

  11. TIPS FOR INTROVERTS @tomduffield

  12. REALIZE YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY @tomduffield INTROVERTS

  13. FIND A ROLE FOR YOURSELF @tomduffield INTROVERTS

  14. BE OKAY WITH BEING QUIET @tomduffield INTROVERTS

  15. ATTEND PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES @tomduffield INTROVERTS

  16. GET TO LUNCH EARLY; SIT AT AN EMPTY TABLE @tomduffield

    INTROVERTS
  17. SPEND AT LEAST 15 MINUTES AT A SOCIAL GATHERING @tomduffield

    INTROVERTS
  18. TAKE TIME TO RECHARGE @tomduffield INTROVERTS

  19. TAKE TIME TO RECHARGE @tomduffield INTROVERTS

  20. THANK YOU @tomduffield | tom@getchef.com “Quiet: The Power of Introverts

    in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain