I’ve spoken at JSConf and so can you!

JSConf Budapest 2017 stunning Venue: Urania National Movie theater

Do what you love and love what you do

Take the risk

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
— Seth Godin

First step: Watch and learn

  • Tell a story
  • Engage the public
  • Be yourself

Middle step: Practice

Know your public — A.K.A. Engage them

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough
— Albert Einstein

Group of slides explaining part of the process of a PostCSS Plugin creation
  • Pseudo code: Show the idea behind the code before showing the actual code — use different fonts to separate meanings.
  • Show the code only when needed: the user will focus more on what you’re saying than understanding the slides behind you.
  • Colours: Use different styles to focus on the important information.

The public wants to learn something new while having fun. It’s up to you to find the balance between both.

Some ice breaking slides to feel more connected with the audience

Last step: Go back to the first step

Start small before the big jump

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.
— Bill Nye

Walls can be your best friend too

Be confident

The big day: Go with the flow

Scene taken from Les Sins — Bother
  • In the very first second when I said the first words “Hi everyone!” I thought to myself This is it. I can’t fuck this up. Not now, please don’t.
  • You can’t see half the public because of the lights. But please don’t forget to look at them, even if all you see is darkness.
  • You can hear your own voice from the mic while you’re talking. It’s weird during the first minutes but then you get used to it.
  • Don’t mind if people are looking at their phones instead of paying attention. They are probably tweeting about you. (or not)
  • Please, turn off all the computer notifications while speaking. They are the true evil.
  • Breathe and drink water. The public wants to feel that you’re speaking to them, not just speaking because you have to speak. Actually, some breaks during the talk can be used in your favor.

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I’m a Senior UX Frontend Engineer who helps to turn ideas into accessible experiences. I’m into React, Accessibility, and Design Systems.

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