This workshop will take place Friday, March 20 from 9 am until lunch. No need to pre-register, this training is included in your camp ticket at no extra cost.
This workshop helps speakers from underrepresented groups prepare to speak at conferences. This will, in turn, help local meetups, Drupal Camps, and even DrupalCons develop a more diverse speaker roster. The workshop helps folks bust through their impostor syndrome and develop a topic, title, pitch, bio, and outline.
The workshop covers:
- Impostor syndrome
- Finding a topic
- Better speaker tips
- Writing a great pitch
- Creating an outline
- Creating great slides
- Public speaking confidence
This workshop is a great fit for you if you’ve ever felt uncomfortable about speaking at events or wanted to present but found yourself thinking:
“What would I talk about?”
“I’m not an expert in anything.”
Qymana BottsWeb Developer @ Nerdery
Armed with an arsenal of programming languages, about 6 or 7 musical instruments, and a comically robust knowledge of video game lore, Qymana Botts is a quirky, enthusiastic dev on a quest to contribute a verse to this powerful play. Formerly a globetrotting music teacher, she made the transition to tech in 2017. Now, she works as a Software Engineer at Nerdery in Chicago. She is also an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).
AmyJune HinelineOpenSource Community Ambassador @ Kanopi Studios
AmyJune Hineline is the Open Source Community Ambassador at Kanopi Studios. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. She co-organizes various open-source camps and conventions throughout North America, empowering individuals to forge deep community connections that benefit the whole. As a self-described non-coder, AmyJune helps communities discover how they can contribute and belong in more ways than coding.
With five years of open-source community involvement behind her, she has had the opportunity to become actively involved in both the Drupal and WordPress communities: working to lower the barrier to entry in tech though the leadership of first-time contributor workshops at the local and regional level.
Her ongoing experience as a hospice nurse keeps her in touch with the challenges faced by many end-users. In her continued efforts to make a difference, she helps organize A11yTalks, an online meetup where they invite folks on every month to talk about all things accessibility - one of the core components of building an inclusive web.
Outside of her mission in the technology community space, she has a deep love for mycology, geocaching, and air-cooled Volkswagens.