cover image: Painting on the east wall of the north bay of central audience hall of Chehel Sotoun Palace, Isfahan, Iran
You should speak at a conference.
I mean you specifically. I didn't write this for someone else.
Not enough experience? Balderdash, speak about how you're getting started and questions you still have.
Haven't done public speaking before? Good news the conferences are online now, hide the chat and pretend you're monologuing alone.
Someone else could do it better? I guarantee audiences are tired of hearing from the same 5-10 speakers in a given field. And most of the smartest, most interesting speakers never give talks at all because they lack time or motivation to do it.
So I'm saying you should do it.
There are so many open CFP's, google "[programming language] cfp" and I guarantee you half a dozen events are desperate for more submissions.
First time speakers are a prized get for organizers. You have a point of view no one has heard. Go share it!
My team at New Relic has an open CFP right now. DM me on twitter or comment below if you'd like help with a first pitch:
Mutuals, if you'd like to talk at this let me know and I will help! https://t.co/SNEF9u7z4I— Nočnica Fee (@ServerlessMom) August 17, 2020