Public speaking is a great opportunity for people to raise their professional profile and employment opportunities. Unfortunately its also regularly identified as the activity which people fear the most. Its ok - we're here to help!
We're aiming to cover the basics of public speaking and help anyone looking to improve their public speaking. We're going to:
- Cover the essentials to delivering a good talk
- Help people get into the swing of standing up and speaking
- Answer any questions people may have on speaking.
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Richard Warburton is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems. Recently he has written a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O’Reilly. He’s worked as a developer in quite varied areas including Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers and Networking.
Martijn Verburg (aka "The Diabolical Developer") is the co-founder & CEO of jClarity - a Java/JVM performance tools company. He is the co-leader for the LJC (aka London JUG), from which he runs the global Adopt OpenJDK and Adopt a JSR programmes. He's a regular speaker at conferences (FOSDEM, JavaOne, OSCON, Devoxx etc) and is the co-author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" (Manning publications).