Blog by Aisha Blake, a speaker, teacher, and Senior Software Engineer at Gatsby. Say hi on Twitter!
Speaking at conferences can open a lot of doors but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be properly compensated for your time, effort, and expertise. Learn what to expect and how I approach setting prices for paid speaking gigs.
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I've decided to begin the process of becoming a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. I'd like to offer a little background on what that means and how I plan to prepare for the CPWA exam.
I am making the greatest and most beautiful thing I have ever made: a tech conference that is inspired by my love of karaoke and musical theatre!
Speakers work extremely hard to create useful, engaging content for the conferences we speak at. That doesn't mean that we shouldn't encourage folks to connect outside of those talks. There is value in the hallway track for attendees and speakers alike.
A collection of thoughts to keep in mind when preparing to attend a tech conference