In my previous post about CFPs I talked about the information that it is important for me, as a potential speaker, to see on a CFP landing page. In this follow up post, I’m going to look at the questions asked on the CFP proposal submission form.
I’m new to being a speaker. It’s exciting and a little surreal. I’ve had so many good, nay great, experiences that I’m hesitant to mention the negative experiences. Because, really - there haven’t been many at all. Perhaps more often, I’ve just wished that things were... better. And they can be! So, in the spirit of constructive criticism, I’d like to talk about the things that I, as a speaker who is also a member of a minority group within my field, would like to see on conference websites, Call For Proposal(CFP) landing pages and CFP forms.
For me, PyConAu was a phenomenal mix of travel, new faces, frazzled nerves and fun! I had a wonderful time and learned a lot of truly interesting things.
The first of which is that the Python community is super welcoming, even to someone from the other side of the world who has only touched their toes into the great Python waters!
I AM REALLY EXCITED TO BE A SPEAKER AT OSBRIDGE 2016!
I will be delivering my talk, Security Starts with You: Social Engineering, at 2:30 on the 22nd of June.
There will be a lot of talented individuals delivering some really interesting talks during the conference.