Presenting as both technical and professionally-female is a difficult tightrope to walk. Join us for this talk on how to work your own style into something the suits will respect.
We are technical women, and we want to be taken seriously at all levels for our expertise. However, sometimes it seems like we are playing with a different set of rules for what constitutes “looking professional” and “looking technical”. It may not be fair, but it’s the game we have right now.
Let’s take some real-life examples of ways that you can express your own style while still getting respect from both the suits and the geeks.
dressing, clothes, Persona, female, women, technical
Previously presented at OSBridge and Write the Docs
If you had told Heidi that her career would be writing thousand-page research papers, she might not have taken up technical writing. But she did, and now she gets to learn and teach about topics as diverse as pre-OS boot sequences, the amount of spam you aren’t seeing, Medicaid billing codes, and The Cloud. When she is not reading white papers for work, she bike commutes, maintains a family, and writes about the intersection of Agile development methods and handcrafting.
- Title: Life-Hacking and Personal Time Management for the Rest of Us
- Track: Hacks
- Room: B302/303
- Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
Almost all the books and articles out there about taking Agile methods into your personal life seem geared to people who have control over their schedules. What about those of us who have childcare, eldercare, or other incompressible schedule demands?
- Speakers: H. Waterhouse