If you or your team want to do a hangout to discuss the @railsconf proposal process & chat about talk ideas: sarah at rubycentral dot org— Sarah Mei (@sarahmei) January 9, 2015
The conference proposal process is a bit of a mystery to most of us. What makes a good topic? How do people get picked? So when Sarah Mei offered to do a hangout, I asked her if she'd like to do one for Technically Speaking. And she did!
This is the first time we hosted a public hangout, and we had no idea how many people would come. We ended up hitting the hangout limit so a lot of folks were turned away. So sorry! The saving grace is that I took notes.
Q & A
(A = Answer from Sarah)
Other people chimed in as well:
I think the trick for technical talks is to lower your expectations for yourself. A mistake a lot of new people make is to assume they need to know everything about the topic to speak on it. If you've just learned it your insight is often more valuable to your audience, as they're likely very new to your topic as well.
Totally. The best teacher is someone who is slightly ahead of you, coz they remember the pain points.
Our first hangout was jam-packed with information, and we want to host more! What would you like to discuss?