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Why Even A Five Minute Lightning Talk Requires Preparation

Yash Prabhu is an Android developer who leads a team of four at DramaFever – a Warner Bros. company that specializes in streaming international media content. In late 2014, Yash first tried her hand at public speaking, giving a five-minute lightning talk. She thought, “Hey, it’s only five minutes—I can do that!” She quickly realized…

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Why An Introverted Software Engineer Embraced Public Speaking

Heather Tovey is a passionate developer and co-founder of NerdLab YYC in Calgary, Canada. In recent years, Heather has merged her love of technology and teaching through giving talks about, among other things, learning how to learn. One of the most common paths to public speaking is through teaching, and not necessarily in a traditional…

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How One Software Engineering Manager Took His Speaking to the Next Level

Most people pick up a copy of Present! because they’re curious about getting into public speaking, but we’ve also had some readers who have been speaking for awhile, like Sebastian Gębski dig into it. Sebastian started his software engineering career twelve years ago. He’s spent the last last six to seven as a technical architect…

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