A talk I gave at eurucamp 2015. Its purpose is twofold: to encourage people interested in speaking at tech events to give it a go and to encourage seasoned speakers to look at their talks and evaluate whether they aren't engaging in showmanship.
the women who leave: – 24% take a non-technical job in a different company, – 22% become self-employed in a tech field, – 20% take time out of the workforce. This is double the turnover rate of men. - National Center for Women in Technology, http://www.ncwit.org/sites/default/files/legacy/pdf/NCWIT_TheFacts_rev2010.pdf
is you. Because unless you're a paid performer – musician, comedian, motivational speaker – you are not the reason [the people] came to the conference. - Kathy Sierra, “Presentation Skills Considered Harmful” http://seriouspony.com/blog/2013/10/4/presentation-skills-considered-harmful