You Should Speak at Geekend

by Kevin Lawver on July 7, 2010

Yes, you. No, I’m not talking to anyone else right now, just you. What have you got to lose? You know stuff; you should share it. You have two more days to submit your proposal for Geekend, and now is a perfect time to submit something. What should you speak on? What do you know? What should you propose a panel on? Something you don’t know but know people who do. You’ll get at least 30 minutes on stage to pick their brains about whatever it is you want to know.

Speaking at conferences is fun and a great way to build confidence. It can only help that Geekend is local and run by cool local people. Still not convinced? Why not? Think you’re not smart or good enough to speak at a conference? Well, I’ve spoken at conferences all over the world, and I’m not any smarter or better than the people in the audiences where I’ve spoken. I’m just willing to get up in front of them and share what I know (or what I think I know). It’s not hard, really. It’s not even that scary once you’re up there.

So, submit your proposal today, and let’s see some more local talent on the schedule!!

(and don’t forget – July’s Refresh is 7/20 at 7PM at Thincspace – and we’ve only heard one “Yay for bowling shirts” comment, so if you’re interested in a Refresh bowling shirt, please let me know or post a comment!)

3 comments

I’d love to see a mockup of these bowling shirts.

Also, do you know of anything like this locally?
http://www.diggerslist.com/

Looking forward to the 20th!!

by yosef shuman on July 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm. #

I don’t think there is an equivalent for Savannah… which could be an opportunity for some enterprising young designer or developer (or old one for that matter).

by Kevin Lawver on July 12, 2010 at 10:31 am. #

Would love a bowling shirt but only if they come in programmer size (XXXL).

See you Thursday!

by Phil Peterman on July 19, 2010 at 8:09 am. #