Own Your Expertise - Austin

An all-day workshop aiming to empower women, trans, and non-binary technologists* with the skills needed to establish themselves as leaders in the tech community!

*We define 'technologist' 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, beginners and engineers with 20 years experience have all enjoyed our workshops and been inspired by each other.

When: 9:30am-5pm on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Where: Khoros, 200 W Cesar Chavez St Suite 300, Austin, TX 78701


We take accessibility and accommodating our attendee's needs seriously at Write/Speak/Code.

If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know (in your event registration, or via email at info@writespeakcode.com) by Saturday, June 15th

In addition to amazing content, we provide breakfast and lunch for all dietary needs, ensure the location is wheelchair accessible, provide a nursing room and a supervised play area for children, offer CART/ASL services, and accommodate any other accessibility needs for our attendees.


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, technical writer, and open source contributor.

Throughout the day you'll go through a number of exercises covering the theme, "Speak Your Truth". Through these exercises you'll generate a list of topics you can write or speak about, learn how to present yourself as an expert, and be introduced to contributing to open source projects.

Attendees will leave the workshop with a newly minted bio, a clear understanding of their own expertise, access to the larger Write/Speak/Code online community and either a blog post to publish, a talk to present, or an open pull request to an open source project.


Time Activity
9:30 - 10:00am Breakfast & Registration
10:00 - 10:30am Welcome & Code of Conduct
10:30 - 11:30am "Foundations of Thought Leadership: Reframing Your Narrative"
11:30 - 11:45am Break
11:45 - 12:45pm "No Blank Spaces: Tapping into Your Expertise"
12:45 - 2:00pm Lunch (provided on-site)
2:00 - 4:00pm Breakout sessions: Blogging, Conference Talk Proposals, & Open source
4:00 - 5:00pm Wrap-Up & Learnings


Write/Speak/Code is on a mission to promote the visibility and leadership of technologists with marginalized genders through peer-led professional development.

Our community is open to and our content is designed for people whose gender or gender history is marginalized within tech. We define those gender groups as:

  • Women technologists (trans, non-binary, and cis)
  • Trans technologists (trans women, trans men, and trans non-binary)
  • Non-binary technologists (GNC, gender-fluid, genderqueer, agender, etc)

We aim to equip people of these groups to overcome the internal and external effects of marginalization by identifying, expanding, and sharing their expertise to a supportive, engaged peer network.

Contact us at info@writespeakcode.com


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


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Write/Speak/Code is on a mission to promote the visibility and leadership of technologists with marginalized genders through peer-led professional development. We run conferences and events across the US in six cities.