Beginner’s Guide to Speak in Tech Conf

It’s nerve-wrecking to speak in tech conferences, especially if this is your first attempt. First off, we as PyCon community like to emphasize that we are all for inclusive culture. In other words …

We are all awesome. You included.

If you are still mulling over whether you should do it, here are some reasons why:-

  • Self-branding – I have nothing interesting to say! Find something you care about. Your background and experience are unique. Know your worth, tell your story.
  • Build a local community – But I am an introvert! It’s not about you (well, not all of it). It’s about sharing your knowledge with others and diversity – especially if the topics that are important to you were mis-represented or under-represented.
  • Get Exposure – Conferences are where you meet interesting and amazing people you’ll never have meet in your network. Enough said.

Here are some quick tips:-

What can you talk about?

  • Deep dive on a specialty
  • Production / experimental pet projects / experience in the pasts
  • New trend or technology you care about
  • Propose a solution to a common problem


PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

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