2017 conference

Aug 23-26 // Portland, OR

Women technologists, let's take your career to the next level!
Join us for 4 days designed to polish your skills and fully own your expertise through writing, speaking, and open source.

0
0
0
days
0
0
hours
0
0
minutes
0
0
seconds
Register Now

SCHEDULE

By the end of this intensive 4-day conference for women and non-binary people in tech, each attendee will possess and polish the skills necessary to fully own their expertise as thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors.

23 AUGUST 2017 / WEDNESDAY
  • Get over your Imposter Syndrome and learn to Own Your Expertise
  • Write a draft of a blog post
  • Generate a list of 20 topics you can talk or speak about
24 AUGUST 2017 / THURSDAY
  • Write a talk proposal& receive feedback from conference organizers
  • Create slides for a talk
  • Give a tech-related talk to supportive peers & mentors
25 AUGUST 2017 / FRIDAY
  • Learn the ins & outs of git, Github, and open source
  • Publish an open source project
  • Contribute to an existing open source project
26 AUGUST 2017 / SATURDAY
  • Coming Soon!

Speakers

Venue

Eliot Center

1226 SW Salmon St,
Portland, OR
97205
(503) 228-6389

Sponsors

Sponsorship is the most effective way to recruit talented, driven women to fill key technical positions and demonstrate your commitment to the professional development of women at your organization.

Read our 2017 Prospectus

The Quick Version

Our event and its associated online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any point during the event. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers.

Need Help?

Our contact information will be provided to all conference participants and speakers upon registration.

FAQ's

  • How many people usually attend the conference?
    We normally get anywhere from 150 to 200 participants every year. We are expecting the same number this year.
  • Is there dedicated networking time for sponsors to connect with attendees?

    Sponsor representatives will get to network with attendees during lunch breaks, extended snack breaks, and conference parties.

  • Is there a sponsorship deadline for 2017?

    The deadline for sponsorship depends upon the type and level of sponsorship. To sponsor the conference & conference related events, sponsors must commit by end of July. The deadline for lanyard sponsorship is July 7. The sponsorship deadline for the local Own Your Expertise events will vary based on the local schedules.

  • My company wants to sponsor Write/Speak/Code. What do we do next?

    Check out our 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus for information on sponsorship levels and benefits then email us at sponsor@writespeakcode.com.

  • What kind of childcare and eldercare will the conference provide?

    Write/Speak/Code is proud to offer childcare and eldercare for all of our full-day events. Childcare will be available for the entire duration of the conference (4 days). In addition to noting childcare and/or eldercare on your registration when you purchase your ticket, please email info@writespeakcode.com with the following information:

    • Childcare: Age, dietary restrictions, and play/nap needs for each child.
    • Elder care: Dietary restrictions, medication schedules and any additional information we should know to provide appropriate care.

    Childcare and Eldercare will take place on the premises unless specifically instructed otherwise.

  • Will the conference provide a private lactation room for attendees?

    We will once again be offering a private Lactation Room for attendees during the conference. More information on room scheduling will be released leading up to the conference for those who request it. Please email info@writespeakcode.com.

  • Which accessibility services will be provided during the conference?

    Write/Speak/Code 2017 will be held in an ADA accessible venue. ASL interpreters and/or CART services will be made available as needed. In addition to noting your needs on your registration, please also email info@writespeakcode.com if you require other accommodations. We're happy to do whatever we can to make your experience comfortable, safe, and welcoming.