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Josh Comeau Medium

Lessons learned as a conference speaker

How do you develop an idea for a talk, determine the conferences to pitch, actually deliver the talk, and whether or not it’s even worth doing? Joshua Comeau writes on Medium: I’m still very much at the beginning of my career. I’m only ~5 years into what will likely be a 40-year career, so I’m only about 1/8th through! That thought is simultaneously liberating and dizzying; it means I don’t have to feel rushed when it comes to making the most of every available opportunity, but it also means I have no clue what’s ahead. Conference-speaking is a worthwhile endeavor, but it’s one heck of a bumpy ride, and not always worth it. I’ll continue to prepare talks — as long as folks still want to hear what I have to say… Joshua ends with an invitation … 👏 I encourage you to give it a shot. Feel free to reach out to me, I’m always happy to give your proposal a quick read :)

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André Staltz staltz.com

Your IDE as a presentation tool

André Staltz: I’ve just given my third programming talk where I use only my IDE (integrated development environment) for live coding and no other presentation tool. I noticed the audiences were very pleased with these talks, and I think it’s correlated to using an IDE and not a slides program. If you’ve ever watched one of André’s talks, you know he gives good talks regardless of whether or not he’s using an IDE. But he makes a good case for their use in general and goes in to great detail* on how to do it well. *even explaining each individual editor setting and why they were selected

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Kitze github.com

Did you like anything in particular about a conference? Let's make a list 🎉

A great idea/initiative kicked off by Kitze: Did you like anything in particular about a conference? Did you hate anything? Let’s make organizing conferences an easier task. As a conference co-organizer myself, I know first-hand that we’re always looking to harvest good ideas (and avoid bad ones) from other conferences. Having a community-created list for this kind of knowledge will be super useful. But we need your help: The initial document is pretty one-sided, biased, and based on my own experience and perspective. It’s probably missing tons of things. That’s why it’s on GitHub and it’s not a Medium article. Please help me cover everything and make this document amazing 😍️

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Adam Stacoviak changelog.com

Announcing Beyond Code Season Four at NEJS Conf

The fourth and final (for now) season of Beyond Code is now ready for your viewing pleasure!   We love going to conferences like this, cameras in hand, ready to capture the heart and spirt of the awesome community. We make friends. We get some hugs. And we have a ton of fun. Run a conference? Changelog Films can help make it even more awesome. Get in touch!

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