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How to Propose a Conference Talk

How to Propose a Conference Talk

Lightning talk at DjangoCon Europe 2018 with basic tips about proposing a conference talk.

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  1. How to Propose a
    Conference Talk
    Lacey Williams Henschel
    DjangoCon Europe 2018
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  2. !
    Idea
    ✓ What have you learned recently?
    ✓ What do you have opinions on?
    ✓ What used to confuse you but now makes
    sense?
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  3. !
    Think
    ✓ Can you sum up your topic in two minutes to
    someone who doesn't know much about it?
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  4. !
    Read the CFP
    ✓ Requirements
    ✓ Deadline
    ✓ Anonymity
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  5. Write
    ✓ Short abstract
    ✓ Longer descrip2on
    ✓ Outline
    ✓ Bio (arguably the hardest to write)
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  6. Edit
    ✓ Friends
    ✓ Colleagues
    ✓ Mentors
    ✓ Twi3er
    ✓ Slacks
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  7. !
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  8. !
    Concerns
    ✓ Do I know enough? (Yes.)
    ✓ What about cost? (Financial aid.)
    ✓ Will work support me? (Ask.)
    ✓ What if I get rejected? (It happens.)
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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  9. !
    DjangoCon AU
    2018.djangocon.com.au
    Open un3l May 28
    !
    DjangoCon US
    2018.djangocon.us
    Open un3l June 3
    @laceynwilliams | @djangoconau | @djangocon

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