Aisha Blake

Aisha Blake

Blog by Aisha Blake, a speaker, teacher, and Application Developer at Detroit Labs. Say hi on Twitter!

Getting Paid as a Speaker

August 29, 2019

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.

5 Tips for Getting Your Next Conference Talk Accepted

August 16, 2019

Want to start speaking at conferences? Rejection emails got you down? Or are you afraid to put yourself out there in the first place? Use these tips to up your chances of getting your next proposal accepted!

Getting IAAP Certified

June 12, 2019

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.

Announcing <title of conf>!!

June 08, 2019

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!

The Value of the Hallway Track

May 30, 2019

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.

Tips for Your First Tech Conference

May 24, 2019

A collection of thoughts to keep in mind when preparing to attend a tech conference