Own Your Expertise - CHI Oct 21 2017

Own Your Expertise Workshop - Rise Up!

When: Saturday October 21st, 9am-6pm -- we will accommodate all accessibility requests made before or on Fri Oct13

Where: Braintree HQ -- 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #800

This is an all day workshop for women and non-binary coders*, customized to empower you as a leader in tech.

We are providing breakfast and lunch for all dietary needs and ensure the location is wheelchair accessible. We also provide nursing rooms, childcare services, CART/ASL services, and any other accessibility needs, as requested. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know at info@writespeakcode.com

Learn to understand your expertise, own your expertise, and present yourself and your accomplishments with confidence. Convert your expertise into thought leadership, conference speaking, and open source contributing. The workshop will help you think more expansively about your knowledge and experience, laying the foundation for you to become a conference speaker and open source contributor.

You'll go through an Impostor Syndrome workshop, generate a list of topics you can write or speak about, present yourself as an expert, and get an intro to writing, speaking, and coding for open source. The workshop will also have new exercises for those who have previously attended. This is not a coding workshop or an event that requires coding knowledge. Our material is tailored to enhance the experience of those with coding experience but it is not mandatory, needed, or an exclusive focus of this workshop. If you are a women or non-binary coder* that has between 0 and ∞ years of experience, this workshop is made for you.


Write/Speak/Code is a non-profit focused on increasing the visibility and leadership of women and non-binary coders*. We were one of the first tech organizations to founded by and focused on mid-career women (average years of experience is 7, up to 30), offer free childcare and lactation rooms at our events, and have been a catalyst for hundreds of women to become thought leaders in the tech industry.

Contact us at: info@writespeakcode.com

Code of Conduct

The Quick Version: Our event and its associated online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any point during the event. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers.

View Write/Speak/Code's full Code of Conduct at: http://www.writespeakcode.com/about/code-of-conduct/

Thanks to our CHI Sponsors!!

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Thanks to our WSC Annual Sponsors

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Thanks to our Silver sponsors!

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Thanks to our Bronze sponsors!

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Thanks to our Childcare sponsors!

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*We define 'coders' as anyone who has written a line of code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, SQL whatever) and can explain what it does. Designers, E-book publishers, Salesforce Admins and beginners as well as engineers with 20 years experience have enjoyed our workshops and been inspired by each other.


Additional Information

Write/Speak/Code is on a mission to empower women and non-binary coders to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors. We run conferences and events across the US.