Apply to Speak at CONNECT Forward 2021

We are looking for diverse speakers to share their technical expertise at our upcoming virtual premier developer conference, Women Who Code CONNECT Forward on November 18-19, 2021! We believe that a conference dedicated to making our industry better should reflect the diversity within it. We take our Code of Conduct seriously, and encourage those of groups traditionally underrepresented in technology to apply. All speakers will find a supportive environment as you prepare for your talk.

🗣Apply to Speak! - This is a virtual event and will be hosted on Hopin!

CFP Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021

🔎 What we are looking for:

  • Technical Categories: Accessibility, Architecture, Backend, Blockchain, Career Navigation, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Front End, Inclusive Teams, Machine Learning / AI, Mobile, Product, Python, UX/UI, Web Development, Other

  • Career Navigation Topics: 

    Applying for a Job (Finding the Right Role, Resumes and Profiles)

    Interviewing (Soft Skills, Best Practices)

    Technical Interviews (Algorithms, Technical Tips)

    Salary Negotiation

    Career Path (Moving Up the Ladder, Beyond Entry-level)

    Leadership (CTO, Engineering Management)

    Changing Careers to Tech: Non-traditional Pathways

    Returning After a Career Break

    Managing a Team

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Other: Something Else Career-Related

  • Talk Format: Lightning Talk (15 mins + Q&A), Technical Talk (35 mins + Q&A), Career Session (35 mins + Q&A), Workshop (50 mins + Q&A)


Speaker Experience:

  • Mid to senior level professionals in tech with 2+ years of industry experience

  • Engineering Leaders (CTOs, Engineering Managers, Product Managers)

  • Founders, Board Members, VCs, Executives


💡Need additional resources or inspiration to get started? 


As a speaker you have the opportunity to:

  • Expand the reach of your content by sharing your knowledge with the largest and most active community of technical women
  • Inspire others like you to excel in their technical career
  • 💸 Receive $100 as an honorarium, to thank you for your time and expertise!
  • Elevate your brand as we will be marketing your profile across our different platforms

  • Practice your public speaking skills in front of a large global audience

  • Make new connections with technologists around the world


As a speaker you commit to:

  • Join the WWCode speakers channel on Slack and respond to emails when needed

  • Prepare for your session in advance and participate in a practice session on Hopin

  • Sync with the event team before your session

  • Arrive to your session on time (5-10 minutes ahead of session, 30 minutes ahead of keynote)

  • Share the event with your friends and professional network using the social media kit and the speaker assets


🗣Apply to Speak! - This is a virtual event and will be hosted on Hopin!

CFP Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021