Own Your Expertise - SEA - Speak Your Truth

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

When: 9am-5pm on Saturday, April 28th

Where: Microsoft Reactor, 320 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

We take accessibility seriously at Write/Speak/Code and will accommodate all accessibility requests made before or on Friday, April 20th

In addition to amazing content, we are also providing breakfast and lunch for all dietary needs and have ensured 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

Workshop Content

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

In this workshop, you'll go through a few exercises around our theme, "Speak Your Truth", generate a list of topics you can write or speak about, present yourself as an expert, and get introduced to writing, speaking, and coding for open source. The workshop will also have new exercises for those who have previously attended.


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

Thanks to our Seattle Location & Food and Annual Gold sponsor!

Azure Advocates

Microsoft Cloud Developer Advocacy team


Thanks to our Seattle Childcare sponsor!


Thanks to our Platinum sponsor!


Thanks to our Gold sponsor!

The New York Times

Thanks to our Bronze sponsors!

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

XO Group

*We define 'coders' as anyone who has written a line of code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, SQL) 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.


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