Jenn Lukas drops by to talk about her initiative, Ladies in Tech. We discuss her first speaking experiences, what prompted her to begin Ladies in Tech, gender disparity in our industry and what we think could be done about it. We also discuss her addiction to Tumblr, how to decide the best CMS for a project, and latest updates from CMSes we’re following!
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This week on Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski we discuss the reasons behind a rush by the UK government to get new data laws on the statute before the summer recess of parliament. Aleks speaks to Jim Killock executive director of the Open Rights Group about the dangers of rushing such important legislation and why this might endanger our civil liberties and rights as consumers.
Aleks is also joined by the Guardian tech team in the form of Samuel Gibbs and Shiona Tregaskis to discuss Amazon’s recent application in the US to test out its drone delivery system Prime Air and Guardian games editor Keith Stuart give his top five tips for those who have just returned to the world of gaming and are nervous about picking up a controller.
Finally Guardian technology editor Charles Arthur meets Boris Sofman, founder of the robotics company Anki. Boris discusses the recent launch of his Anki Drive toy cars and why the technology running is not so different to the technology behind Google’s self-drive car.
NPR’s Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cellphone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out?
Today on Transmission: App.net can’t pay full-time, Skynet is here—and it’s in China, Google Maps gains uber update, MLB’s first walk-off video review win, Conference speaking with Sam Kapila and more.
Let’s talk public speaking in a foreign country on this episode of the Ladies in Tech podcast!
Designer, Yesenia Perez-Cruz, joins us after her recent trip to Brazil, where she explains some of the adjustments she made for speaking to an international audience. We’ll also talk about prepping for your conference talk and how to know if your idea for a talk is a good one.
Yesenia is senior designer at Happy Cog in Philadelphia, where she creates beautiful, functional design systems for clients like MTV, Zappos, and Iron Chef Jose Garces. She teaches for GirlDevelopit, and has spoken at conferences like Artifact, Blend, and SXSW.
Jonathan Snook joins us and talks about SMACSS, writing, workshops and more! Listen to hear about how Jonathan took an idea and expanded that idea into a book and series of workshops. Also find out his take on how to keep material fresh and interesting when you repeat information for different groups of people. To round things out, we’ll also ask Jonathan to tell us about when things at a conference went way unexpected and how he came out of that unscathed.
Ever wonder what it’s like to run a workshop? Speaking all day comes with a new set of rewards and challenges, find out more about those as Stacey Mulcahy joins us on the podcast. We’ll talk about how public speaking differs between all day workshops versus an hour-long talk. We’ll also talk about what makes a workshop successful, how to plan one, and how to come up with topics to speak about.
Stacey Mulcahy is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist for Windows 8. She’s also really into physical computing – working with the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and the Arduino.
Stacey has spoken at over 45 events on a variety of topics that range from technical to workflow and process. Stacey has spoken at conferences like FITC in Toronto, Vancouver and Amsterdam, Reasons to be Creative, and Halifax Pop Explosion.
This week we welcome freelance UX consultant, Jenn Downs to the show. Jenn shares what she’s learned since her first talk and how she got started speaking. (She even wrote an article about it, too.) She tells us how important it is to watch yourself on video even if it sounds like the hardest thing ever, and how she got over her fear of public speaking to get up on stage.
For the past 6 years, Jenn Downs swung her way through the jungle at MailChimp from support to tech writing to UX Design Research. But in January of 2014 she was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and left MailChimp to start a family business. She is now the Business/Tech Manager for Carpenter Koby Downs in Atlanta. Never one to only do one thing at a time, Jenn is also a freelance UX and email marketing consultant and a mentor for Code for America. Outside of being web nerd, Jenn is also a songwriter and plays bass and guitar in a few bands in Atlanta.
Jason Santa Maria shares with us some insight to how he approaches public speaking and shares some interesting thoughts on how he uses speaker notes.
Kevin Hoffman joins us on the show this week and talks about how a job as webmaster sparked his speaking career! We talk about Kevin’s first conference experience at the IA Summit and how that opportunity came about. Kevin also shares with us when he gets nervous and how he uses rehearsals, habits, and exercise to help conquer those nerves and other public speaking tips. - See more at: http://ladiesintech.com/podcast-kevin-hoffman/#sthash.wVhjA6gX.dpuf
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