Talks I want to hear by Michelle (@_michelleerica)

My name is Michelle and I’m one of the junior devs organising DDD Sydney’s new junior track. I’m a career changer, new to tech and keen to create an inclusive space for my fellow juniors to share, learn and meet each other. I’m going on holiday and while I’m away, the call for presentations for DDD Sydney will close. In an attempt at time travel/getting what I want, I’m putting the following list of talks out into the universe and hope people out there actually submit them to DDD Sydney’s junior track.

🤘 CFP Workshop Wrap up

You might’ve seen that we hosted our first CFP workshop on the weekend and in short, it was a lot of fun! But not everyone could make it, we understand that, so I wanted to share some of our top tips when it comes to creating a talk submission, a talk itself and also how to handle rejection. If you want to grab the slides from the weekend you can find them here.

🎉 Announcing Junior Track 🎉

Have you ever wanted to go to a conference but… weren’t sure if it was right for you? it was too expensive (usually conference tickets are $300+) weren’t sure whether you’d fit in? Enter DDD. This year, DDD has expanded to include development, design, data, and a fourth track focused on getting juniors involved in the community, and inspired beyond the norm of their usual day-to-day experience. Buy your early bird tickets now - only $50: http://next.

📣 CFP Workshop Update

Recently we announced that we’ll be running a CFP workshop but through an error in judgement we organised it to be on the afternoon of mothers day! As an event that strives to be inclusive for everyone this is something that we need to rectify, so we’ve shifted the workshop by a week to the 20th of May. Apologies for any inconvenience or confusion that this has caused people, but hopefully we’ll see you on the 20th of May!

DDD - Design, Dev, and Data

Back in 2011, HP ditched it’s flagging computer business to focus on software. Then member of the board and co-founder of famed tech investment firm Andreesson-Horowitz, Marc Andreesson reasoned in an article in the Wall Street Journal that software was eating the world. Fast forward to 2018 and his often quoted prediction is looking more and more realistic. As at March 31st, 2018 the top 10 companies in the world by market cap are occupied by 6 who are software focused, with Apple forming a contentious 7th.

🗣 DDD Sydney CFP Workshop 📰

Edit: We’ve shifted the date to the 20th of May. At DDD we have always prided ourself on being a community centric event that helps people make their leap into public speaking. After all, that’s how Aaron got into speaking! But whether it’s your first time or your tenth writing your talk proposal is a daunting task. So this year at DDD Sydney we decided that we wanted to try and help out by holding a workshop on writing submissions.

🎉 Announcing DDD Sydney 2018 🎉

OMG OMG OMG! Guess who's back for 2018 with a pretty new website! Mark your diary, DDD Sydney will be back at UTS this year on the 18th August. Our call for papers will be opening at the end of the month. — DDD Sydney (@dddsydney) April 3, 2018 That’s right folks, DDD Sydney is back for 2018! Over the last two years we’ve been quite successful, at least in our opinion, on our goal of creating a great, accessible conference for developers.